Surrogacy: A Hope For Infertile Couple

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Surrogacy is an act of ART method in which a woman agrees to carry pregnancy for another woman. A woman who carries pregnancy to its full term is often called as surrogate mother.

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Surrogacy: A Hope For Infertile Couple

  1. 1. New Life Fertility Clinic India Mob: +91-9971537408 +91-9650399880 Website: www.newlifeindiaclinic.com Email: pankaj@newlifeindia.com
  2. 2. Several couples are there who are unable to have children due to some medical health issues. For these couples, infertility is not a problem anymore or they don’t need to worry about baby to complete their family. Our biological science in the present scenario has enhanced so much that it has found several ways today by which an infertile couple can conceive artificially if they are unable to do so naturally. Surrogacy is one of the way through which a woman carries pregnancy for another couple or woman. Because of the opportunities the process provides, it has been adopted by several of infertile couples worldwide.
  3. 3.  The first surrogacy was recorded in the Biblical story of Abraham and Sarah, the couple was unable to conceive and then Sarah asked her maiden to bear a child for them. After that many developments and advances has been made in the procedure both medically and legally.  In 1978, the first IVF surrogacy child was born in England, also known as first test tube baby.  In 1976 the first legal surrogacy was recorded when a legal agreement was set up between the intended parents and an uncompensated surrogate mother.  In 1985 the first successful gestational surrogacy was recorded where a surrogate carries child which is genetically not related to her as embryo is formed with the intended mother’s egg and intended father’s sperm.
  4. 4. Surrogacy is an act of ART method in which a woman agrees to carry pregnancy for another woman. A woman who carries pregnancy to its full term is often called as surrogate mother. Although becoming a surrogate mother requires lots of efforts in term of mentally, emotionally and physically, this is not possible to become a surrogate for every woman. Advancements in the medical science and technologies made Surrogacy procedure in India very popular and opened the land of wide opportunities for the childless couples who wish to enjoy parenthood. The laws of surrogacy in India may vary from state to state but the gestational surrogacy is generally legal in all states of India. The easily availability of surrogates, lower cost and world class medical health care and facilities, all made India a preferred choice for Surrogacy.
  5. 5.  Traditional Surrogacy: It is the kind of surrogacy where a surrogate is inseminated artificially with the male partner’s sperm or the sperm donor. As the egg of surrogate mother will be used, she is genetically related to the child born via this process.  Gestational Surrogacy: In this surrogacy procedure, the embryo is formed with the intended mother’s egg and father’s sperm via in vitro fertilization. The embryos are then transferred into the surrogate’s womb and therefore she is genetically not related to the born child.
  6. 6. As Gestational Surrogacy allows intended parents to become genetic parents of the born child by using the surrogate as just a carrier for the pregnancy, several infertile couples prefer to choose this kind of surrogacy. Mostly the treatment is recommended when a woman is unable to conceive naturally or via other assisted reproductive methods like IVF. This is the method where you and your partner will undergo an IVF procedure to produce your biological embryo and in case you or your partner are unable to use own eggs and sperms, you can use donated eggs and sperms to produce the embryos. The resulting embryo is then place in the uterus of the gestational carrier, surrogate and she carries the baby to term. After the birth of child, the surrogate mother delivers you child and signs away her parental rights.

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