What are the Medical Aspects of Surrogacy?
Are you an intended parent or surrogate mother trying to learn more about the medical aspects of surrogacy? Are you trying to find out what you need to prepare for? Let’s go through the medical process and requirements that you will see on your surrogacy journey. As you can expect, the medical journey of the surrogacy process can seem complicated. But with a well-organized surrogate agency, the medical aspects of your journey can seem easy to take on. Whether as an intended parent or surrogate mother, it is important to be prepared for what screenings and procedures you will face. We at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado believe you deserve security and protection throughout your journey so you can achieve your goal of growing your family or helping someone grow their family.
Why are Health Screenings Provided and What are the Medical Aspects of Surrogacy?
At the beginning of your surrogacy journey, you will have to go through health screenings, whether as a gestational carrier or intended parent. We provide health screenings because it keeps everyone involved safe. For surrogate mothers, you will go through physical and mental health screenings. This will help make sure you are fully prepared for your surrogacy journey. The health screenings are looking for sexually transmitted diseases and infections that could affect the pregnancy. In addition to the testing, you will also go through fertility treatments to prepare you for the transfer process. Our agency provides these screenings to ensure your mental, physical, and emotional well-being.
What is The Surrogacy Process?
A major part of the Colorado surrogacy process is embryo transfer. Our agency provides gestational surrogacy, which means the surrogate mother carries the fertilized egg of the intended mother. This ensures that the surrogate mother is in no way genetically linked to the child. Gestational surrogacy is done through in-vitro fertilization or IVF. This is when the intended mother’s egg is fertilized by the sperm of the intended father in the lab. The surrogate mother then carries the egg to term. If the intended parents cannot provide an egg or sperm for the IVF process, we can help them find a donor. Gestational surrogacy is one of the safer options for the surrogate mother, which is why we provide it. With our team of licensed professionals, you can rest assured that your safety is our top priority.
What are the Requirements to Become a Surrogate Mother?
There are necessary requirements to becoming a surrogate. These requirements are to ensure that you are fully prepared to take on the role of a gestational carrier. Some requirements are, but are not limited to:
- Being between the ages of 21 and 39
- Cannot have any mental health issues
- Have had at least one healthy pregnancy
- Must be parenting at least one child
- Have a stable house life and support system
Most importantly, we look for surrogate mothers with large hearts who are driven to help someone grow their family. The surrogate mother is looking for a fulfilling and connective experience. By working with our agency, we can help intended parents and surrogate mothers reach their common goal of growing a family.
What are the Medical aspects of Surrogacy?
The surrogacy journey can seem overwhelming at first, but your journey can go smoothly with an organized Colorado surrogacy agency. The medical process is a step that can ensure your safety and well-being. As an intended parent or a surrogate, we want to make sure you are protected and prepared. Now that you know more about the medical requirements for surrogacy, are you ready to take the next steps? How can you best prepare for the journey ahead of you?
If you are interested in learning more about your gestational surrogacy options, contact Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.
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