What is Gestational Surrogacy?
Gestational surrogacy is the term used to describe the process in which a woman carries a pregnancy to term on behalf of another woman. The intended parents are intimately involved with the pregnancy, are typically present at the birth, and assume parenting responsibilities immediately thereafter.
The gestational surrogacy process involves using the eggs of the intended mother and the sperm of the intended father. In some cases, donor eggs and/or sperm may be used. The egg is than inseminated via IVF and transferred to the surrogate. Some intended parents will ask a friend or family member to be their surrogate, but many do go through and agency. At RSMC all surrogates have met doctor-established criteria, undergone extensive medical evaluations and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Exceptional Team and Program
We know that finding the right surrogate can be both financially and emotionally draining. Your search for the perfect match starts and ends with our center. Not only do we have the nation’s largest surrogacy program, our center provides an all-inclusive, service-oriented approach that minimizes financial, physical, and emotional risks.
Because of our innovative and integrated approach, we can provide you with surrogates who have already been pre-screened with our proprietary, OB-designed process, offering you peach of mind and confidence.
When to Consider Surrogacy?
- You’re unable to conceive because of uterine irregularities
- You have a history of multiple failed IVF cycles without a known cause
- You have a medical condition that could cause great risk to yourself or your baby during pregnancy
- When used in conjunction with donor eggs, surrogacy offers single men, LGBT-individuals, and couples an opportunity to become
Why Choose RSMC for Surrogacy?
High Pregnancy Success Rate – For over 10 years our surrogacy pregnancy rate has been over 80% and over 87% using donor eggs*. This is a direct result of our embryologists and IVF doctors over 40 years combined experience.
Comprehensive Matching Process – Our matching process relies on detailed criteria to assure the greatest compatibility. You will receive an in-depth profile of the surrogate, including photographs, medical history, education and other relevant information. We’re proud of our 100% match rate.
Stringent Surrogate Screening and Selection – Our selection standards are much more strict than the widely accepted FDA standards. Prior to being accepted into our program, prospective surrogates undergo a thorough pre-screening by an OB physician, preliminary diagnostic screening, background check, intensive psychological assessment and complete a full medical evaluation.
OB/GYN Controlled Pregnancy – An experienced physician will closely monitor the surrogate and create a delivery and birth plan. Detailed reports on both the baby and surrogate will be sent directly to the parents, who can also communicate directly with the physician.
Dedicated Personal Support – Both you and the surrogate will be provided a Case Manager throughout the process to provide constant communication and support. Our psychologist monitors surrogates to ensure continued emotional stability and a clean lifestyle. Post-delivery support includes legal documents, pediatrician referral and continued Case Manager and psychologist services.
Clear Legal Guidelines – All parties are represented by independent legal counsel, eliminating any conflicts of interest. Clear terms and guidelines are established for the entire process. Establishment of Parental Rights puts your name on the birth certificate.