How to Select Surrogate Mother?

Doctors usually suggest surrogacy as last resort to multiple IUI and IVF failures or in cases of extreme medical conditions like Cancer or extreme cases of PCOS and PCOD. It can also be opted by single parents or same sex couples or by those females who have uterus abnormalities or cases of unexplained infertility.

Treating PCOS with IVF

Surrogate Mother: One who carries the child of a couple for nine-month term under a legal contract is known as surrogate mother. It is always important to make sure that the surrogate mother knows all the regulations and laws under which she has agreed to bear the child in her womb. Surrogate mother is compensated for their entire pregnancy duration by the intended parents.There is always a risk involved when directly dealing with the surrogate. So, it is required to go for surrogacy from either surrogacy clinic or agency. This will help you save your time as well as cost. Surrogacy clinics are the best choice as these are reliable and compliance legally during the entire procedure of surrogacy.

Surrogacy might not be the pathway that has been decided, but it is the road chosen when there is no option left after trying multiple fertility treatments to conceive a baby. Surrogate mother parts the most important role during surrogacy because she is the one who carries a baby for the entire nine-month duration. Surrogacy clinics or agencies are the ways to find an eligible surrogate mother.

What Should Be the Qualities of A Surrogate Mother Before Her Selection For Surrogacy Procedure?

A woman must eligible to be a surrogate mother if she fulfills the below-mentioned parameters. Always check these parameters before finalizing a surrogate mother.

  • Female who is a non-smoker and non-alcoholic proves to be the best surrogate mother.
  • Female between 21-35 years of age is best suited for the role of surrogate mother.
  • Female with the regular menstrual cycle.
  • Female with a valid identity.
  • Female with accurate BMI.
  • No other medical history.
  • Must have given birth to a child in the past.
  • A responsible female with a normal lifestyle.
  • No older history of criminal offense.
  • There are various surrogacy clinics, which provide surrogate mother through mutual and monetary consent in a legal manner.

What Questions to ask from surrogate before signing the contract?

Before signing the legal contract with the surrogate, you can ask her a few questions to make sure that you have chosen the best surrogate mother who can fulfill all your requirements. Go through the list of the common questions that are asked by the intended parents to the surrogate occasionally.

  • What is the reason behind becoming a surrogate?
  • How many successful pregnancies without complications she has been through?
  • Does she enjoy pregnancy time?
  • Is there strong support to help during pregnancy?
  • Is she agree to become surrogate for you?
  • Does she have any problem, with you and your partner?

The questions and interrogation will help you in communicating your concerns and needs directly to the surrogate mother. Plan appropriately and go for the best selections of a surrogate mother.

Surrogacy Types and Comparison

Surrogacy is a promising treatment for infertility. It can potentially solve many intolerable difficulties that the infertile couples and their families face. A Surrogate or Surrogate Mother is a woman who bears a child on behalf of another woman, either from her own egg fertilized by the other woman’s partner or from the implantation of a fertilized egg from the other woman in her uterus.

A couple, who want to have baby through surrogacy, has to take a decision on the type of surrogacy they want to pursue.Surrogacy is categorized into two types:

Traditional Surrogacy

In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is biologically linked with child she carries thus this surrogacy is also known as partial or genetic surrogacy. The genetic relationship between child and surrogate makes traditional surrogacy emotionally complicated. Traditional surrogacy is mostly used by single men, same-sex male couples and women who cannot produce healthy eggs because they need a donor’s eggs. When the intended surrogate is inseminated with the semen of the husband of the couple, the procedure is known as straight surrogacy or traditional surrogacy.

Gestational Surrogacy

Gestational surrogacy, also called partial surrogacy or host surrogacy, is the most common type of surrogacy today. In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate mother is not genetically related and will be free from all responsibilities after delivery of the child.

  • When a sperm or an ovum is donated by a third party, fertilized by IVF, and transferred to a surrogate, it is called Gestational Partial Surrogacy.
  • If both the sperm and ovum are donated by a third party, fertilized by IVF, and the resulting embryo is transferred to a surrogate, it is known as Gestational Full Surrogacy.

Traditional Surrogacy Vs Gestational Surrogacy

The major difference between gestational and traditional surrogacy is the surrogate’s biological connection to the child. Before opting surrogacy as an option, intended parents need to consider all of the following factors to decide between traditional vs. gestational surrogacy:

  • Medical Process: Traditional surrogacy uses IUI, whereas gestational surrogacy uses IVF as medical procedure.
  • Legal Process: Traditional surrogacy laws tend to be more complicated than gestational surrogacy laws. In traditional surrogacy, surrogate mother also has parental rights and need to be terminated after the baby is born.These additional legal procedures are not required in the gestational surrogacy process.
  • Costs: The cost of gestational surrogacy is considered to be higher than that of traditional surrogacy. This cost difference is due to the different medical process it involves. IUI is less expensive than IVF and tends to involve fewer medical procedures and fertility treatments.
  • Risks: Traditional surrogacy contains a greater emotional and legal risk than gestational surrogacy. In traditional surrogacy, being the biological mother of child, surrogate mother may possess emotional feelings for the baby. In that case, she can theoretically challenge the surrogacy arrangement in court, which could result in a lengthy and expensive legal battle for everyone involved.
  • Acceptance: Traditional surrogacy is banned in many countries including India due to its legal and emotional complications; whereas this is not the case with gestational surrogacy.

When Couples Should Think About IVF Treatment?

IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) is a process that provides couples an opportunity to have a baby when other treatments have failed or are not appropriate. But the major question is, what are the conditions and factors to opt for IVF treatment?

There are some medical conditions in which couples should think about an IVF treatment.

Infertility

(IVF) has become an established treatment for many forms of infertility. Infertility can be in women or men both. Usually, infertility means not being able to get pregnant even after one year of unprotected sex (or six months if a woman is 35 or older). Following are some reasons in which IVF is helpful to conceive a baby.

  • Fallopian tube damage or blockage.
  • Ovulation disorders.
  • Premature ovarian failure.
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids.
  • Previous tubal sterilization or removal.
  • Impaired sperm production or function.
  • Unexplained infertility.

Genetic Disorder

A couple can opt for IVF treatment if either of the partner has a genetic disorder that they do not want to pass on to their baby. In this case, healthy egg or sperm is taken from donor and fertilized in lab using IVF.

Genetic Disorder
                                                  Source: redorbit.com

Fertility Preservation for Future Use

IVF treatment is helpful in fertility preservation to freeze eggs or sperm for future use. If either of the partners is suffering from cancer and about to start a treatment, they can arrange to freeze their healthy eggs or sperm, as chemotherapy and radiotherapy can harm fertility. These eggs or sperm can be thawed later and used in IVF once the cancer treatment is over.

fertility-preservation
                                                 Source: obgyn.mcw.edu
Apart from medical conditions, there are some factors that lead couples to opt for IVF treatment.
  • The couple should be financially strong or must have a financial source for treatment; as IVF treatment is an expensive process.
  • The couple should be determined and patient enough to conceive a baby by this method; because IVF treatment may not be successful in one cycle and may require two or three cycles for result.

Diwali Wishes from Canadian Family !!

Hi SCI family,

We want to wish you all a very happy and successful year ahead. May the Diwali festivities bring a lot of light, joy and cheer to your clinic for the whole new year and always.

Attached is a picture of Gabi and Leo. We celebrate Diwali every year as part of our family tradition.

Always thinking of you and our lovely surrogate mother.

Forever thankful,
Marina, Jesse, Gabi and Leo

 Happy Diwali wishes Canadian Family to SCI IVF Clinic

Thank you SCI IVF Hospital

Dear Dr Shivani,

It’s impossible to put into words our gratitude to you and your team. You have helped us to feel whole again and you will be in our hearts forever.

Thank you so much for helping to bring our precious angels for us i.e. Cian and Clava.

Much love to thanks

Lisa and Michael

Lisa and Michael wishes Dr Shivani

Lisa and Michael wishes Dr Shivani Gour

 

Problems faced by young women due to ART BILL and measures to solve it Lady Gynaecologists of Gwalior held a meeting to discuss this

Hindustan Express – Gwalior 29th April

More than 70 consultants participated in a CME arranged by the Gwalior Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society at hotel Landmark Annexe. While welcoming everybody Dr Kusum lata Singhal said that looking at the increasing rate of female infertility, we have decided to hold our first conference about female infertility. Dr Veera Lohia, Secretary of the Gwalior Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society said that approximately 30 percent women are coming with infertility problems that generally have polycystic ovary where they face problem in producing eggs. Lifestyle diseases which used to occur in big metropolitan cities have started spreading in small cities like Gwalior. Weak protein diet, erring lifestyle and bad eating habits are the root causes of polycystic ovary cases.

Lady Gynaecologists of Gwalior Discussion

Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour, Secretary of ISAR, Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, spoke about the role of medicine Latrozole in the polycystic ovary. Apart from this, she advised about future of Surrogacy, ART guidelines and also spoke about the need to register with ICMR for treating infertility. Only 400 clinics are registered in entire India. New surrogacy rules will make next to impossible for ordinary people to avail surrogacy because only close relatives will be able to be surrogates. This is the only option and other guidelines will make success difficult for nucleus families. This might happen that for treatment of joints also there won’t be any alternative in India but people will have to travel to United States of America, Ukraine or Kenya. The other speakers of the event also addressed similar issues.

Encouraging Reviews by American Couples for Indian Surrogacy Clinic

IVF has come as a boon for the couples who weren’t able to embrace parenthood. Becoming parents is one moment which is very special and every couple wishes to enjoy the same. But there are times when conditions are not with you and pregnancy becomes tough. Now there can be a number of reasons for the same and infertility is one of them. Infertility is quite a common issue and is affecting many couples. This has become a big reason as why couples are not able to get pregnant and get blessed with a baby.

Going for IVF treatment is definitely one of the best choices as it is not only safe but successful to a large extent. This is the reason that more couples are going for the process and finding it a good decision of their life. But mere having a choice in mind will not be worth unless you have an experienced doctor with you. There are many reputed names you might come across but Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour is the one who is reliable as well as trusted. The treatment offered by her and the team is just fabulous. Every effort is made to ensure that couples get blessed with the baby. 

Positive feedback from the American couples

Dr Shivani is one of the well-known names in the field of infertility. She is quite an experienced one and has taken up so many cases. This means that she has helped a number of couples who are looking for IVF treatment and its successful results. The best part is that the services are not just popular in India but other countries too. The couples from outside India too have availed the treatment and shared their feedback about the services and treatment availed.

The infertility specialist has helped many overseas clients who were facing infertility and had no hope of becoming the parents. But all thanks to Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour who’s Reviews are so encouraging that several couples want to seek her suggestions and advice. The services are extended to US and Australia both. There are couples from these countries who have successfully completed the treatment and are enjoying a new phase of life.

The reviews are not just positive but quite appreciable. It encourages the couples to go for the treatment without any problem and try getting the most out of it. If you wish to check out the reviews, you can head towards the search engines like Google where you will find all the information you have been looking for. In this way you can see the experience of the couples who have availed the treatment and want to share the same with other couples. You also have the Reviews by American couples and Australian couples who have taken her advice and gone for IVF.

So a lot depends on whom you choose for the treatment and everything rests on them. Thus it becomes all the more important to carry out complete research and then take your decision accordingly.

Surrogate Baby Couples Make Better Parents

Parenthood through surrogacy is very easy and it has paved a new way for the couples to have a baby even after facing the problem of infertility.  For those intended parents who are looking to have surrogated baby has to follow few step and these are mentioned below:

  • The first thing that you should do is to have initial consultation about the plan with your doctor
  • The next is to select the egg donor and the donor should be between age 21 to 29
  • The next process is the screening and selection of surrogate
  • Prior to the process, you should also have medical screening
  • You should also have legal agreement between egg donor and surrogate candidate

 

After this, the process of in-virto fertilization and embryo transfer takes place at IVF clinic. The final is the joy of pregnancy when your team stays in support as you prepare for the birth of your child. This is when you at one side have all the legal papers done and you can also enjoy the phase of parenthood, which is due to the surrogacy. The process is the best solution for those couples who are facing the problem of infertility and even they can have baby.

 

Watch our experts Dr Shivani Gour videos on YouTube; also you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for finding latest update about it.