Surrogacy is an option available to patients who, due to medical conditions, cannot conceive or carry a pregnancy to term and therefore call upon the support of a healthy woman who lends her uterus to receive and gestate the embryos. This program consists of clinical procedures aimed at facilitating the union of the eggs (oocytes) of the genetic mother or donor and the sperm of her partner to obtain embryos that will be inserted in the surrogated uterus to procure a pregnancy.
- Medical diagnosis: visit with the specialist in reproductive medicine who will make a precise diagnosis of the clinical situation of the future parents to define that all the factors involved develop in the best possible way.
- Assessment of the legal context: before starting the clinical treatment, patients will contact an attorney who will support them in all legal aspects of the program. The attorney will also be the mediator in the intended parents’ relationship with the surrogate mother.
- Evaluation of the surrogate mother: the attending physician must carry out examinations and medical procedures to ensure that the surrogate mother is fit and healthy to carry the pregnancy without risking her health.
All stages of the procedure are carried out under the guidance and supervision of the staff on the psychology team. They will watch over the well-being of all the people involved and provide them with the necessary tools to cope better with all the emotional challenges the process entails.
- The family must have a condition that makes it impossible to achieve a pregnancy by their means (including homoparental and single-parent families).
- The surrogate mother may or may not be a relative of the intended parents and must have the medical and psychological endorsement of the InSer Group.
- The embryo must carry the genetics of at least one member of the patient couple who will become the future parents.
- Legal and psychological support is required/mandatory.
- The surrogate uterus treatment is performed through In-Vitro Fertilization. The only difference is that the embryos are transferred to the surrogate mother.
A surrogate uterus is an option for heterosexual, homosexual, and single parent families with conditions that make it impossible to conceive, and there is where the doctor acknowledges the necessity of a surrogate uterus to achieve gestation.
Families without a uterus for gestation – Include the following situations:
- Families in which the woman has a history of congenital absence of the uterus; history of partial or total hysterectomy; or medical or surgical procedures that caused irreversible damage to the uterus, making it impossible to carry a pregnancy.
- Single-parent families in which the woman has the same uterine conditions described above.
- Same-parent families of 2 women where both have the same uterine conditions described above.
- Homoparental families of 2 men
- Families in which the woman or women suffer from a disease that prevents them from carrying a pregnancy but whose long-term prognosis for life is still adequate.
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