Why Are There BMI Requirements for Surrogacy?

How We Keep You Safe

There are many reasons why BMI for surrogacy exists. Learn how we keep you safe with this guide.

In order to be a surrogate, there are a set of requirements you must meet, including BMI for surrogacy. BMI plays a vital role in ensuring a safe healthy pregnancy. But why do these requirements exist?

We’re here to help you understand everything you need to know before you begin the beautiful journey of surrogacy. Surrogacy is a life-changing, rewarding journey and our goal is to help you become a hero in someone else’s story.

To find out if your BMI meets the requirements, contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224 to speak with a specialist. We’re always here to help.

Can You Be a Surrogate if You’re Overweight?

BMI (Body Mass Index) is a significant factor in the surrogate process, as it affects the health and safety of both you and the baby. Our BMI requirement follows the regulations of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and is 19-32 for prospective surrogates.

Higher BMI levels can amplify health risks during pregnancy, such as an increased likelihood of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure-related complications (pre-eclampsia) or the need for a C-section. Having a low BMI for surrogacy can help lower the risk of complications during your surrogate journey.

This guideline isn’t meant to exclude based on weight or size but rather to ensure a safe, healthy surrogate journey. Your well-being is our top priority and having a low BMI for surrogacy can minimize potential health risks that are associated with pregnancy.

What If I Don’t Meet The BMI for Surrogacy?

Regardless of your BMI, our goal is to empower you to become the hero we know you can be by considering surrogacy. We’re committed to providing you with everything you need to help you navigate this journey. If somehow you aren’t able to meet the BMI requirements for surrogacy, don’t worry.

We work with BioIntelligent Wellness which offers a program to help you lower your BMI. If you meet all the other requirements for surrogacy, we will cover the expenses of this program to help you achieve a healthier BMI for the surrogacy process.

If somehow you don’t meet the requirements to be a surrogate, know that we offer a referral program where you can earn $5,000 just for referring a friend. This way, you can still be a part of the surrogacy process while supporting someone who meets the criteria.

The screening process that I went through with American Surrogacy made me feel safe. They made me feel like they cared not only about the child I was going to give birth to but myself. “– said Alissandra, one of our surrogate mothers.

Tips for Lowering BMI for Surrogacy

If you want to become a surrogate but have a high BMI, then here are some tips to help you lower your overall BMI for surrogacy:

  • Consult a healthcare professional or nutritionist to create a personalized plan.

  • Focus on a balanced diet and regular exercise routine.

  • Prioritize stress management and getting good sleep as both contribute to overall well-being and weight management.

We understand that BMI is a significant part in the surrogacy process. Our goal is to support and guide you every step of the way to help you get one step closer to giving the incredible gift of parenthood.

If you’re ready to become a surrogate, contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224 to speak with a specialist. We’re ready to help you change lives.