Choosing the pregnant woman

Substitute gestant: requirements for candidates

On the Internet you can find multiple advertisements from donors that provide biological material and surrogate pregnancy services without establishing certain requirements necessary to be met for artificial insemination. However, it is not recommended to look for a donor in this way. Checking the health of a stranger independently is very difficult and sometimes impossible. Not all people who wish to be a donor of biological material or surrogate pregnant are in a good health.


We strongly advise to go to an institution or clinic specialized in surrogate pregnancy, through the Internet or to appear personally in one. In our case, we always provide all the necessary information on our website in a timely and transparent manner.


First of all, only a woman who is absolutely physically healthy can become a surrogate pregnant woman capable of having a healthy child for a mother or a partner.



The requirements demanded in the case of surrogate motherhood when selecting donors in respectable reproductive clinics are very serious for both IVF with the participation of the genetic mother and the surrogate mother.


Donors must comply with the following mandatory conditions:

age not less than 18 and not more than 35 years old;

have a child of their own, who does not have hereditary or congenital health anomalies;

absence of sexually transmitted infections: hepatitis, HIV, syphilis;

absence of mental disorders;

absence of hereditary disease that can be transmitted to the fetus: schizophrenia, diabetes, oncology problems;

absence of serious defects in the structure of the skeleton and in appearance;

absence of diseases of the reproductive system: uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts and others;

absence or presence of bad habits (alcohol, tobacco or narcotics)

How the procedure is developed

Regardless of whether the woman's cells are used for normal IVF or for surrogate pregnancy, the donor will be subjected to a two-week hormonal stimulation. As a result, the number of ovules will be greater than usual. Then, under general or local anesthesia, the donor will be given a puncture in the follicles, which will last up to twenty minutes. After this, the egg donor will be under medical supervision for 2-3 hours.

Regarding the legal aspect, an indispensable requirement to participate in the surrogate pregnancy process and be chosen as surrogate or donor of ovules is the absence of criminal records, legal irregularities, etc.

The spouse's or partner's opinion is also important. If the marriage status of the woman is legal or civil, then the procedure requires her husband's written agreement. In case of refusal, the woman will not be able to participate in the program.




Research and medical exams to become a surrogate pregnant woman
By accepting the terms of the contract, you will have to pass all the necessary tests before becoming a surrogate pregnant woman. The list may vary, but in most cases the following tests and analyses are used:
Extended clinical blood test.Valid for 30 days.
Biochemical blood analysis.Valid for 30 days.
Hormone diagnostics
Coagulogram.Valid for 30 days.
General analysis of urine.Valid for 30 days.
Blood test to determine the group and the Rh factor.
Immunoenzymatic analysis.Valid for 90 days.
Vaginal exudate for the study of the microflora. Valid for 30 days
Oncological cytology. Valid for 12 months
Urethral exudate for the study of the microflora. Valid for 30 days
Fluorography and its description (not more than once in 11 months).
Electrocardiograph. Valid for 12 months
Detection of pathologies of infectious origin. Valid for 6 months
Exam and conclusion of the therapist. Valid for 12 months
Examination and conclusion of the gynecologist.
Conclusion of the psychiatrist. Valid for 12 months
Many women are skeptical about the last point of the necessary studies. However, the role of the specialist psychiatrist in the surrogacy process should not be underestimated.

First, it is necessary to make sure that the woman chosen for artificial insemination is not or was not previously registered in a psych neurological dispensary. This will confirm your mental health and the absence of diseases of this nature.

In addition, the doctor will help determine if the woman is appropriate to become a surrogate mother.

It is the psychiatrist who will prepare the surrogate mother to face the psychological disorder that can cause the fact that after the birth of the baby through assisted reproduction she will not be able to raise it, take care of it and breastfeed it, thus breaking the natural balance that often results in serious mental disorders.


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