Parenthood is a cherished dream for many, but for some couples and individuals, the journey to becoming parents may involve unique challenges. Surrogacy has emerged as a compassionate and viable solution for couples and individuals facing challenges in conceiving or carrying a pregnancy. Fertilica IVF Hospital, renowned for its expertise in reproductive medicine, provides a comprehensive surrogacy program.
Who Should Consider for Surrogacy?
- Individuals with Infertility Challenges
- Medical Conditions
- Women with Uterine Problems
- Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
- Same-Sex Couples
- Individuals with Genetic Disorders
- Single Parents by Choice
Let us explore the step-by-step process involved in surrogacy at Fertilica IVF Hospital.
Initial Consultation: The surrogacy journey at Fertilica IVF begins with a thoughtful and thorough initial consultation. Our experienced fertility specialists work closely with intended parents to understand their desires and expectations and address any concerns or questions.
Surrogate Selection and Screening: Fertilica IVF employs a rigorous process to select and screen potential surrogates. This includes comprehensive medical, psychological, and legal evaluations to ensure a safe and compatible match.
Medical Preparation: Once a surrogate is chosen, the medical preparations commence. The surrogate's menstrual cycle is synchronized with the intended mother's cycle through hormone therapy to ensure optimal timing for embryo transfer.
Ovulation Stimulation and Egg Retrieval: In cases where the intended mother provides her eggs, she undergoes ovulation stimulation. Her eggs are retrieved via a minor surgical procedure. Alternatively, donor eggs may be used.
Fertilization and Embryo Culture: The retrieved eggs are fertilized with the intended father's sperm or donor sperm. The resulting embryos are cultured and closely monitored for quality.
Embryo Transfer to the Surrogate: Once embryos are ready, they are transferred to the surrogate's uterus. This is a minimally invasive procedure, and the surrogate is carefully monitored throughout her pregnancy.
Prenatal Care and Support: The surrogate receives ongoing prenatal care and emotional support from the dedicated team at Fertilica IVF. The intended parents are involved in every step, fostering a sense of partnership and connection.
Advantages of Surrogacy
Parenthood Possibility: Surrogacy offers a pathway to parenthood for individuals or couples who are unable to carry a pregnancy themselves due to medical, genetic, or other reasons.
Genetic Connection: Intended parents have the option to use their own genetic material (egg and sperm) or choose from carefully screened donors, allowing for a biological connection to their child.
Gestational Surrogacy: With gestational surrogacy, there is no genetic connection between the surrogate and the child, minimizing potential legal and emotional complexities.
Comprehensive Support: Fertilica IVF provides comprehensive support and guidance throughout the surrogacy journey, ensuring a positive experience for all involved.
Side Effects and Risks
Emotional Considerations: The surrogacy process can be emotionally complex for all parties involved. Open and honest communication, supported by counseling services, helps navigate these complexities.
Legal and Ethical Considerations: Surrogacy involves intricate legal and ethical considerations, such as parental rights and agreements. Fertilica IVF's legal team assists in navigating these matters.
The surrogacy journey at Fertilica IVF Hospital exemplifies a meticulous and compassionate approach to assisted reproduction. With a focus on medical excellence, ethical practices, and comprehensive support, Fertilica IVF Hospital is dedicated to helping individuals and couples achieve their dreams of parenthood through surrogacy.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the success rate of surrogacy at Fertilica IVF?
The success of surrogacy can vary depending on several factors, including the health of the surrogate, the quality of the embryos, and the medical history of the intended parents. Success rates are typically discussed during the consultation.
2. Can intended parents use their own genetic material in surrogacy?
Yes, intended parents have the option to use their own genetic material (egg and sperm) in surrogacy. Alternatively, they can choose from screened egg or sperm donors.
3. How is a surrogate selected at Fertilica IVF?
Fertilica IVF follows a rigorous selection process that includes medical, psychological, and legal evaluations. The goal is to ensure a safe and compatible match between the intended parents and the surrogate.
4. How are surrogates supported during pregnancy at Fertilica IVF?
Surrogates receive comprehensive prenatal care and emotional support from the Fertilica IVF team. The intended parents are also involved in the process, creating a supportive and collaborative environment.
5. How long does the surrogacy process typically take?
The surrogacy process can vary in duration, but it often takes several months from the initial consultation to the birth of the child. Factors such as the surrogates menstrual cycle and embryo development can influence the timeline.