How Does Surrogacy Work?
Some people aren’t able to naturally conceive a child for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, there are now many different options for would-be parents, including surrogacy. With this process, a woman can carry and deliver a baby for another couple.
If you want to become a surrogate, you’ll need to apply through a program. Medical experts will look at your medical history and lifestyle to make sure that you’re a good fit.
You may have to undergo medical examinations and the like as well. Safeguarding the health and well-being of the fetus is crucial.
From there, you will work with a surrogacy coordinator who can gather more information about you and potential families in need of a surrogate mother. There are many legal and financial implications of the process. Fortunately, the coordinator will likely be able to answer many of your concerns.
The whole process is typically pretty long. A surrogate mother can expect to spend between 15 and 18 months from start to finish. The pregnancy itself from the implantation of a fertilized egg usually takes between 7 and 8 months.
Pregnancy can be a challenging ordeal for the surrogate mother. It’s important to closely consider whether surrogacy is right for you. That said, it can be a rewarding experience both emotionally and financially. Get in touch to learn more.