Starting a family is a dream many couples share. While making the decision to have children is often a wonderful and exciting time in one’s life, it can also be a disheartening time for those unable to conceive traditionally. Although learning you are unable to conceive may seem to bring your family planning to an abrupt halt, there is hope in a solution.
Gestational surrogacy is the process of carrying an embryo and giving birth to a baby by one woman, known as the Surrogate, for another couple, known as the Intended Parents or IPs. For many IPs, gestational surrogacy has proven to be the answer to making their dreams of a growing family come true. Some reasons couples may want to consider gestational surrogacy include:
- If an Intended Mother has had a hysterectomy or is unable to become pregnant or carry to term due to illness, surrogacy can be a great option. Sometimes infertility can also go unexplained, even after months of testing; if a couple is unable to become pregnant after 3 or 4 rounds of IVF treatments, they may want to consider alternative options, such as surrogacy.
- Although the exact age will vary from woman to woman, all women eventually reach a time where their eggs are no longer as healthy and fertile as they once were. Sometimes, this timing does not align with one’s plans and readiness to begin their own family. If your doctor expresses concerns about carrying to full term due to age, considering surrogacy may be an excellent option.
- Other medical reasons. Some women may be required to take daily medications that can be harmful to a growing, developing embryo. When these medications are needed for your own health and safety, considering a different option such as surrogacy may be the perfect solution for growing your family.
While surrogacy can be the key to helping many couples’ dreams of growing their family come true, it’s also one that typically comes with a lot of questions. Surrogate Solutions believes in working closely with their couples every step of the way, from the initial first contact through the birth of your new baby. If you are looking to connect with a caring team of surrogacy specialists, contact Surrogate Solutions today!