How Successful is Gestational Surrogacy?
Becoming a gestational surrogateis, hands down, one of the noblest acts of kindness there can be. The fact that there are people in this world willing to undergo this tremendous sacrifice is beyond words. Keep in mind that going into gestational surrogacy can, at times, seem scary. Before venturing into the world of gestational surrogacy, you will have to keep an open mind.
Surrogacy is not something that will happen instantaneously. This is an incredibly slow process that can take months to playout. Many things go into becoming a gestational surrogate, such as finding the ideal intended parents, making sure you follow every requirement in your state, and the added pressure of whether your pregnancy will reach full term. One of the most common things people want to know is how successful gestational surrogacy is.
At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Las Vegas, we want to make you understand how successful gestational surrogacy can be.
What goes into Gestational Surrogacy?
Before we can give you the success rate for gestational surrogacy, you must understand all the work that goes into it.
Step One: Self Care
Once you have decided to begin your gestational surrogacy journey, you will need to make many adjustments in your life long before you are matched with the intended parents. Taking good care of yourself, both physically and mentally, before and during the entire pregnancy, is one of the most critical steps you will need to take.
You will need to continue this step throughout the entire process to ensure that the pregnancy is successful. Try to take as much time as possible before the implantation to get your new routine in order. This involves taking the necessary vitamins, eating healthily, exercising regularly, and reducing your stress.
Step Two: Finding a Match
The next step for you is to get matched with your ideal intended parents. In order for you to be matched with the correct couple or individual, you will need to undergo a series of screaming processes that will help determine if you are eligible for the procedure.
With Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Las Vegas, this will include you getting a clean bill of health from your doctor, clearing a background check and passing a psychological evaluation. We will also need a copy of your medical record to ensure that you are healthy and can carry a baby to term, and for you to meet several other state requirements.
Step Three: IVF and Pregnancy
Once you have been matched and taken all of the necessary steps needed for your journey, you will be ready for the IVF process. This is where doctors harvest the intended parents’ eggs and sperm respectively, prepare them for fertilization in a lab setting, and then implant a viable embryo into your uterus. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), this process can pose a 55 percent success rate for transferred embryos to result in a successful pregnancy.
How Successful is Gestational Surrogacy?
Over the years, the success rate for gestational surrogacy has increased significantly. All the same, though, it would be best if you kept in mind that there is no definitive way to tell how successful a pregnancy will be. According to the CDC, once implantation occurs, the success rate for a healthy birth increases to 95 percent. However, they are adamant about the fact that this number varies.
There are many variants that will need to be taken into account to determine whether a pregnancy will reach full term. This includes, but is not limited to, whether the implantation is successful, and you follow all the required guidelines before and after the implantation.
You can also do your part to ensure that the pregnancy reaches full term. Take self-care, for example. By taking all your vitamins, eating healthy, and doing low impact exercise, you can increase the chances of having a healthy pregnancy.
Note For Gestational Carriers
It is essential that you, as a surrogate mother, do not add unwanted stress by worrying about the success rate of the pregnancy. All you can do about it is to take care of yourself. If, for any reason, you are feeling overwhelmed, remember that you have a great support system that is full of people that love and care about you. Remember to talk to your caseworker if you have any questions or feel uneasy throughout the process.
Stay positive and take care of yourself!
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