The path to parenthood doesn’t always turn out as expected for everyone. While some couples conceive by natural means, there are others who struggle with infertility. The reasons may stem from several reproductive health conditions like low ovarian reserve, endometriosis, low sperm count or the inability to carry the child due to impaired uterus or other personal choices.
Surrogacy has proven to be one of the most efficacious solutions for couples wanting to have a baby. In surrogacy, you can use another (healthier) woman’s womb to nest and nurture your baby when your ovaries cannot produce healthy eggs or your own uterus cannot implant the embryo for pregnancy to occur.
The woman nesting your fetus until childbirth is known as the surrogate.
Gestational surrogacy is a combination of IVF and surrogacy,
The term surrogate itself refers to a woman or a gestational carrier who carries a pregnancy for another person or the intended parent. This other person could be a couple or a single parent. This type of surrogacy is known as gestational surrogacy.
Here, the soon-to-be mother (Intended mother) provides her egg (or uses an egg donor), which is mixed with sperm from the intended father (the sperm can also come from a donor) through IVF (in vitro fertilization). The resulting embryo is then transferred to the womb of the surrogate or gestational carrier.
So even if the surrogate carries the baby for the couple, she doesn’t have any genetic tie with the baby, since it’s not her eggs that are used. She only acts as a “carrier” for the couple for single parents.
Moreover, because of the advancement in reproductive science and technology, the genetic material of both intended parents can be screened for any genetic abnormalities and diseases before implantation. This screening process is known as Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). With the help of PGD, fertility doctors pick out the healthy embryos that show no signs of any potential health risks and implant them in the surrogate’s womb.
If you can’t have a child due to medical or biological reasons, then you can consider surrogacy. Below are some situations where surrogacy is often recommended:
Surrogacy is one of the most successful ART procedures available for treating infertility in couples and single parents. At Archish IVF, we provide a comfortable clinical environment and ensure your safety and comfort.
Our team consists of experienced clinicians and fertility experts who are compassionate and perform surrogacy and other ART treatments with utmost transparency and ethics We will ensure that you realise your dream of parenthood in the most comfortable and scientific manner.