What is Gestational Surrogacy?
Gestational surrogacy, or surrogacy, is the term used to describe an infertility process by which another woman undergoes the embryo transfer process and then carries the pregnancy to term. The intended parents are intimately involved with the pregnancy, are typically present at the birth, and assume parenting responsibilities immediately thereafter.
Gestational surrogacy may be achieved with the intended mother’s eggs or with a donor’s egg. Likewise, the sperm may be provided by the intended father or from a sperm donor. The insemination of the egg is performed by way of in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures, including ICSI. Unlike egg or sperm donors, the gestational surrogate is always known by the intended parents. A surrogate can be someone you know, a close friend or relative, or obtained through an surrogacy agency. All surrogates-to-be must meet doctor-established criteria, undergo medical evaluations and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Why consider surrogacy?
- You’re unable to conceive because of uterus irregularities
- You have a history of multiple failed IVF cycles without a known cause
- You have and underlying medical condition that could cause great risk to yourself or your baby during pregnancy
- When used in conjunction with donor eggs, to provide conception for gay individuals or couples, as well as males who wish to be single parents.
RSMC offers you a dedicated Surrogacy Team
Welcome to our all-encompassing program, it includes our in-house psychologists, attorneys and surrogacy service all under one roof. But it does not stop there! Our exceptional and reputable network of OB/GYN’s fully understand the surrogacy arrangement and are ready to work with not only our surrogates but also with our Intended Parents allowing you to have direct contact with those taking care of your surrogate mother and developing baby.
We understand that there may have been many emotional and financially burdening avenues traveled prior to deciding on surrogacy. We know that the aspects of trying to create your family can be overwhelming. That is why your search for the perfect team starts and ends with our center. Our numerous years of dedication and extensive knowledge is only part of what we offer you at RSMC. Our center provides our clients an all-inclusive service oriented approach to making your dreams of building a family a reality.
Because of our innovative approach to integrated services, we are able to provide you with surrogate mothers who have already been screened, both psychologically and medically, therefore offering your peace of mind and controlling a lot of the risks from the very beginning.
At RSMC you will have the opportunity to consult with our doctors, psychologists, attorneys and surrogacy team all in one visit and all under one roof.
Why Choose RSMC for Surrogacy?
High Pregnancy Success Rate – our high surrogate/egg donor pregnancy rate – over 80% surrogacy pregnancy for 10+ years* and over 87% egg donor pregnancy rate for 10+ years* – is a direct result of the over 40 years of combined experience for our embryologists and IVF doctors.
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, educational and other relevant information. We’re proud of our 100% match rate.
Stringent Surrogate Screening and Selection – – prior to being accepted into our program, prospective surrogates undergo a thorough criminal background check, intensive psychological assessment and complete medical evaluation. Our surrogate selection rate is currently only 4%.
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.
24-Hour Personal Support – both you and the surrogate will be provided a Case Manager available 24 hours 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, continued Case Manager and psychologist services.
Clear Legal Guidelines – all parties are represented by separate counsel whereby eliminating conflicts of interest. Clear terms and guidelines are established for the entire process. Establishment of Parental Rights puts your name on the birth certificate.