Gestational Surrogacy as a Surrogate: What to Expect with the Surrogacy and IVF Processes
Becoming a surrogate is not an easy decision to take. But, once you decide to do it, it’s a big deal for many intended parents. Starting the surrogacy process may be nerve wracking for many. Yet, the good news is, many other surrogates have shared similar experiences to the one you’re about to embark on.
If you’re wanting to go through gestational surrogacy as a surrogate, you may be wondering what to expect with the surrogacy and IVF processes. You’re in good hands! Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada is here to help!
The Nevada Surrogacy Process as a Surrogate
- The Screening Process
Before you can officially begin the surrogacy process as a surrogate, you will need to go through a screening process. This is required of all our surrogates and Intended parents. Our surrogacy agency wants to ensure that you are healthy, and that your body can safely and successfully endure pregnancy.
The screening process of gestational surrogacy as a surrogate has two parts to it. You will need to pass a full physical exam with your doctor, as well as a psychological screening. Surrogacy is a beautiful act that many women embark in order to help intended parents, but it can take a toll on you physically, emotionally and mentally. When you pass both of these screenings, we can move you to the next step!
- The Matching Process
It’s time to match you with an intended couple or individual. This can be an exciting part of your surrogacy journey. You will get to look through profiles of intended parents to see who you’d like to work with. When you’ve selected a profile, your surrogacy specialist will let the intended parents know. If there is mutual interest, your surrogacy specialist can arrange either an in-person or virtual meeting for you all to meet.
After you’ve established a match with your intended parents, you can continue on with the next step in the surrogacy process.
The Nevada IVF Process as a Surrogate
- Getting Ready for the IVF Process
Preparing yourself to carry the intended parents’ child is one of the most crucial steps you’ll take in your surrogacy journey. So, you’ll want to make sure that you do everything to the best of your ability. This includes taking the hormone injections as directed, scheduling routine checkups with your doctor and eating a balanced diet to keep your body healthy.
While you are doing this, the intended parents’ egg and sperm will be retrieved and fertilized in a special laboratory setting. It may take a few days for the embryos to grow, giving you ample time to get ready as well.
- Going through the IVF Process
When you and the embryos are ready, you will be artificially inseminated through in vitro fertilization (IVF). This procedure is quick, painless and does not require anesthesia. You may experience cramping afterwards, but this is to be expected. Multiple embryos may be inserted at a time to ensure that at least one results in a pregnancy.
The IVF process may need to be repeated if pregnancy does not happen the first time. How many attempts overall is something that you’ll want to discuss with the intended parents.
What to Expect after Giving Birth as a Surrogate
Once the baby is born, you may be wondering what happens after that. Is your surrogacy journey over? Are you able to maintain contact with the intended parents and, maybe, see the baby from time to time? These are very natural things for you to want to know. Yet, there is no one answer.
When you choose gestational surrogacy as a surrogate, you are helping intended parents have a family they may not otherwise be able to have. This is a very selfless and rewarding decision to make. What happens afterwards, though, largely depends on you and the intended parents. Some intended parents and surrogates form a strong bond and become lifelong friends. Others, even though they had a good relationship during the surrogacy process, choose to part ways after the baby is born.
Every surrogacy journey is different. There are so many different types of surrogates and intended parents, who each compliment each other and have successful surrogacy journeys. So, it’s completely up to you and the intended parents to determine what is best for you all.
Are You Ready to Begin Your Nevada Surrogacy Journey?
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada has years of experience when it comes helping deserving couples and individuals have families through gestational surrogacy. Our specialized and well-trained team of surrogacy professionals are here to help you in any way we can. If you are thinking about gestational surrogacy as a surrogate, we can provide all the information and resources you need to make a well-informed decision.
Are you ready to begin your surrogacy journey and help make intended parents’ dreams come true?
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. You can also call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: 855-940-4673 (Toll-Free) | 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas) | 775-825-4673 (Reno) | 775-738-4673 (Elko) | 775-884-4673 (Carson City).
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