It is the procedure through which, women who don’t have the ability to impregnate naturally, can have children.
Surrogate mother is the mother who carries the baby which is destined for the childless couple.
A woman may opt for surrogate motherhood when:
- there is no uterus
- there is a severe disease, genetic or acquired.
- there is a history of repeated miscarriages
- there is a regular health issue that doesn’t allow women to impregnate safely.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE?
- the surrogate mother, who is going to carry the baby, is chosen, and the embryo, which has resulted through IVF procedure, from the ovum of the mother or donor, with the sperm of the spouse or donor, is planted in her uterus.
- the surrogate mother must be from 25 to 45 years of age, must have already had at least one child of her own, and she mustn’t have gone through more than two cesarean sections.
- the surrogate mother is subject to tests, which include diagnostic tests and psychological evaluation.
- after all the necessary legal procedures which protect all sides, and court decision, embryo transfer may begin.
- after that, if embryo transfer is successful, impregnation begins, closely monitored by a midwife until the day of labor. Labor takes place with cesarean section and the baby is given to the legal parents. During the whole nine months, the surrogate mother is in contact and in excellent cooperation with the prospective parents.