1. What is Surrogacy?

Surrogacy involves a woman agreeing to carry a baby for someone else. After the baby is born the birth mother gives custody and guardianship to the intended parent or parents

2. Who needs Surrogacy?

Women with Uterine abnormalities

Women who have undergone hysterectomy for some reason

Women who have medical issues wherein pregnancy could be life threatening for them

Persistent thin endometrium

Recurrent IVF failures

Single male

Same sex couples

3. Process of surrogacy

Embryos are formed by IVF using the gametes of the couple. In case, a donor gamete is required, either egg or sperm of the intending couple must be used. And the surrogate is not allowed to be egg donor too.

The endometrium of the surrogate is prepared subsequently and embryo transferred. Surrogacy involves complex legal and medical steps that must be met

4. How is a Surrogate chosen?

As per government guidelines

Surrogate should be between 25 to 35 years

Married with atleast 1 child of her own

Negative for medical and communicable disease screen

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