Find tips to help with the big decision of selecting a gestational surrogate
When you decide to start or grow your family using gestational surrogacy, it can be overwhelming without the right support. Fertility Specialists of Texas often helps patients who are using third party reproduction options like surrogacy. We provide advanced fertility care and advice about topics like surrogate selection. Here, our Dallas-Fort Worth fertility specialists provide helpful tips to consider when selecting a gestational surrogate.
What should you consider when selecting a gestational surrogate?
The woman who will be your surrogate has an important role. She will carry your baby for nine months and then deliver them into your arms. As a result, there’s a lot to consider when selecting a gestational surrogate. Our Dallas-Fort Worth fertility specialists recommend considering the following factors for surrogate selection.
Health history and BMI. You want the pregnancy to be safe for your surrogate and your baby. To reduce the risk of pregnancy and post-birth complications, you want to consider both the surrogate’s health and body mass index (BMI).
Age. While age does not affect the health of the uterus as much as the eggs, it’s still important to consider it. You want a surrogate that is old enough to be responsible for such a big commitment and young enough to safely carry the pregnancy.
Pregnancy and delivery history. A surrogate who has had successful and healthy pregnancies and deliveries in the past is more likely to do so again in the future. As such, you want to work with a surrogate who has had successful previous pregnancies.
Location. If you would like to keep in contact with your surrogate and attend medical appointments with her, it can be helpful to select a surrogate who lives near you. It can also be helpful to work with a surrogate in a surrogacy-friendly state.
If you have specific needs and concerns about surrogacy, our third party reproduction specialists can help you think of relevant considerations when selecting a gestational surrogate.
Our team can help you have a healthy and successful surrogacy experience
Surrogate selection is only the beginning of your journey. Our Dallas-Fort Worth fertility specialists will be there to guide you through the important steps that come after picking your surrogate. We provide advanced fertility care and keep intended parents informed throughout the process. You can rely on us to answer your questions and give you the information you need on your family-building journey.
If you would like to learn more about surrogate selection, contact us to schedule an appointment. Our fertility specialists would love to provide you with more information.