Surrogacy

SURROGACY

The advancement in science has permitted new and advanced family building choices. Surrogacy is a good family building option for those couples where women are not able to carry a pregnancy.

There are different reasons for people to opt for surrogacy:

  • Infertility issues like repeated miscarriages or IVF failures force couples to look for surrogacy for family building.
  • A health-related issue is present in a woman like uterine anomalies or absence of the uterus or any other medical issue that doesn’t allow her to carry the pregnancy for a certain time.
  • This is one of the best choices for single people who want to have their babies.

Gestational Surrogacy

In gestational surrogacy, a surrogate woman agrees to carry a pregnancy for another person. The future mother usually provides her egg or occasionally a donor egg and the future father provides his sperm or occasionally a donor sperm. Then by way of in vitro fertilization (IVF), an embryo is created. This embryo is then transferred into the gestational carrier (i.e., surrogate woman). The baby will have a biological connection with the surrogate woman but will not have any genetic connection with each other.

Some requirements for surrogate mothers:

  • She must have delivered her child and completed her pregnancy without any complications.
  • She must be between the age of 21 and 35 years.
  • The body mass index of a surrogate woman must not be exceeding 33.
  • She must not be addicted to alcohol, smoking or any kind of drugs
  • A surrogate woman must be good mental health and not infected with any sexually transmitted infections.

Process of surrogacy: 

  • A willing person either a surrogate or a parent first needs to apply and get themselves registered.
  • In the case of surrogates, they need to meet all the above-mentioned requirements, and parents need to complete the initial consultation process.
  • Then the surrogates and parents are matched and medical screenings are done.
  • Once the process starts, all necessary steps of legal contact and other formalities are completed, and then the process of surrogate medication and her preparation for embryo transfer, etc. are performed.
  • After the embryo is transferred, there comes the time for confirmation of pregnancy.
  • Once positive, her pregnancy is monitored and she is paid compensation, and all her medical expenses are borne by the intended parents till she delivers and baby is handed over to the intended parents.

Unexpected issues with surrogacy:

Though surrogacy has a high success rate, everything doesn’t turn the same way. Some unexpected issues may arise in surrogacy and one should be prepared for them as well

  • IVF or UI doesn’t guarantee a pregnancy. Sometimes it may take a few trials for developing a successful pregnancy.
  • The couple should always keep in mind that miscarriages are possible at any point in time.
  • Surrogacy does not always give you a single child. There are chances for twins or triplets.
  • The surrogate mother can have any health issues or complications during pregnancy.

Happy Patients Review

Rohan and Swati

We want to thank Dr. Richa for your intense knowledge, care, and support, as well as the compassionate services you gave us each and every time we saw you. We will always be grateful to you for helping us complete our family. We would like to thank both the doctor and her team for their kindness and generosity. We are so fortunate for your services. 

Rohan and Swati

Karishma Sharma

Dr. Richa is the best IVF doctor. She makes her patients feel at ease. The clinic is also very clean and hygienic. She is very caring yet professional. She treats each patient like her family. She is very kind, and knowledgeable. Going through infertility was very hard and difficult but Dr. Richa comforted me and made my journey very easy. She is an amazing person. I am so grateful for her services and care. Thank you so much Dr. Richa.

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Tushar and Devika

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Aksheeta Roy

After losing a lot of money on 3 IVF cycle failures, my husband and I had accepted the fact that we wouldn’t be able to conceive but when our friend forced us to visit Dr. Richa, we visited her for the sake of our friend but from there everything changed. Dr. Richa counseled us and told us not to lose hope. It is because of her that I am now a mother to a beautiful baby girl.

Aksheeta Roy

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Puneet and Preeti

Dr. Richa came as a blessing in our life. Having heard so many stories of failed infertility treatment, we were scared to give it a try. When we met with Dr. Richa, we knew we were in the right hands. Her treatment was well planned and she guided us very well. It is because of her that we became parents after 10 years of trying.

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Dr. Richa is one of the best doctors I’ve known so far. We had been trying to get pregnant for so long, but nothing happened then someone recommended me to Dr. Richa. We visited Dr. Richa, she did some tests and studied our case. She concluded that my wife was having some issues in getting pregnant. She suggested some procedures to overcome the issues. We followed what she said and believed her. Now my wife is 4 months pregnant. We are so glad that we visited Dr. Richa. She has brought happiness to our life. We are so thankful to her.

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Rashmi

I had a miscarriage three years ago. Since then whenever I tried to get pregnant, I failed so I contacted Dr. Richa. She explained everything and suggested undergoing an IVF procedure. I was so terrified but she comforted me. During the procedure, she helped me throughout and calmed me. She relieved all my worries and ensured me that everything would be fine. Everything went smoothly and words can’t express how much I am thankful to her. Thank you Dr. Richa.

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FAQs

What is infertility?

Infertility is the inability of a couple to conceive even after a year of trying to get pregnant through unprotected and well-timed sexual intercourse in which the woman is under the age of 35. If the woman is above 35, it is diagnosed after six months of trying to get pregnant. Infertility can be due to male or female factors or even both. It can also be due to unexplained reasons.

Does age affect fertility and chances of conception?

Yes, age does affect a woman’s ability to have children. More and more women now prefer to wait until their 30s to conceive. A woman’s fertility starts to reduce from her 30s and more after the age of 35. As much as one-third of couples who face fertility problems are those where the woman’s age is above 35.

How does age affect a woman’s ability to have children?

Here are a few ways of how a woman’s ability conceive reduces due to her age: 

  • The ability of ovaries to release eggs ready for fertilization reduces with age
  • The quality of eggs released reduces with an increase in the age of women
  • An increase in age can lead to more health problems which may interfere with a woman’s fertility
  • The risk of miscarriages increases as a woman ages
  • Children born to older women tend to have more abnormalities

How long should women try to get pregnant before visiting a doctor?

Women who are healthy and below the age of 30 need not worry about infertility unless they have been trying to get pregnant for a year or so. If such is the case, they should talk to their doctor for a fertility evaluation. They should also ask their partners to do the same. 

Women in their 30s trying to get pregnant should talk to their doctor after trying for 6 months as a woman’s chances of having a baby decline rapidly after the age of 30.

Is infertility only a woman’s problem?

No, infertility can affect both men and women. About one-third of cases of infertility are due to female factors and another one third are due to male factors. The remaining cases are either due to a mixture of both male and female factors or due to unknown reasons.

Can male infertility be treated?

In most cases, male infertility can be treated. Your doctor may suggest you use assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as IVF, ICSI, TESA and Micro-TESE. Although ART cannot cure or treat the causes of infertility, it can help couples achieve pregnancy even when the male’s sperm count is low or zero.

What are the risk factors for infertility?

There are several external factors, lifestyle choices, and environmental causes that can lead to infertility. Although some risk factors can be gender-specific, some common risk factors are: 

 

  • Age
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Substance Abuse
  • Obesity and Underweight 
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases 
  • Diabetes 
  • Tubal Disease
  • Stress
  • Genetic Causes

What are the ways to treat infertility?

There are many ways to treat infertility for both men and women. With advancing medical technologies, you and your partner along with your doctor can decide depending on the options available.

What causes infertility in women?

The most common reason for infertility in women is problems with ovulation. No ovulation or improper ovulation can prevent eggs from fertilizing or there may be no eggs at all. Irregular periods or no periods are a sign of no or improper ovulation. Some other causes of infertility include: 

 

  • Endometriosis
  • PCOD/PCOS
  • Uterine Fibroids 
  • Blocked Fallopian Tubes
  • Physical problems with the uterus 
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 
  • Several Miscarriages 
  • Unexplained Reasons

What causes infertility in men?

Infertility in men can be due to the following: 

 

  • Low or no sperm production
  • Low motility of sperms- sperms inability to move fast or reach the egg to fertilize it
  • Abnormal shape/structure of sperms that prevent it from fertilizing the egg
  • Erectile Dysfunction or Retrograde Ejaculation

 

Sometimes, men may be born with these problems, and the other times, they may develop these problems due to an illness or injury.