Gestational Carrier. Surrogate mother meaning
Surrogate mother (Gestational Carrier) is a woman who bears a child for childless spouses using a special kind of Assisted Reproductive Technologies – IVF (in-vitro fertilization) for pay. An embryo which is created using cells of the intended parents (in some cases it can be a combination with donor’s eggs or sperm) is transferred to the surrogate’s uterus. Despite the fact that a surrogate mother gives birth to a child, she is neither biologically nor genetically connected with a baby. That’s why, only intended parents are viewed to be real parents of the child.
Very often people mix the meanings of two notions: surrogate (gestational carrier) and a traditional surrogate. But their difference is too significant. A gestational carrier only bears a pregnancy and delivers a child for the intended parents unlike a traditional surrogate who is, at the same time, an egg donor. To avoid different misunderstandings and problems of the surrogacy journey, traditional surrogacy isn’t frequently used.
Is surrogate mother right for you?
A surrogate mother is an opportunity for couples in which woman can’t neither get nor bear pregnancy on her own to become parents. This might be caused by the absence of uterus, uterine cavity or neck deformations which prevent from the successful carrying a child to term. On the other hand, women’s infertility might be a result of untreated synechia of uterine or some serious somatic diseases which make pregnancy dangerous. Repeated failed IVF cycles (more than 3 attempts) of embryos of good quality is one more reason why doctors might suggest you to use surrogacy. As long as patient’s ovaries are functional, there is a possibility to conduct standard IVF procedure fertilizing spouses’ cells in the lab but transferring embryos to the surrogate mother’s uterus.
How to become a surrogate mother and help infertile women?
Nowadays surrogacy is one of the most effective methods of infertility treatment for women without uterus or those who can’t carry a child on their own because of different contraindications which make pregnancy dangerous. Usually, it’s caused by genetic diseases like oncology, diabetes mellitus etc.
Join Surrogacy – Create a New Family
To be or not to be a surrogate is quite a controversial question for many women who want to help childless spouses but hesitate because of the religious issues, their friends and relatives’ attitude etc.There is no doubt, being a mother is a real happiness. It’s a pity but some women can only wish to hold a tiny hand and hear merry laugh of her such a “desired little happiness”. Others dream about the wealthy life for their children but don’t have an opportunity to provide it.
Surrogate Mother Pay. What does it mean?
If we speak about such called “surrogate mother salary”, we mean a specially organized system of monthly fees for a surrogate to provide her with full good nutrition, support her family etc. As during pregnancy a surrogate can’t work, each full term (3rd, 6thmonths of pregnancy and after childbirth) she gets bigger sums of money as compensations for loss of her salary. In addition to this, a surrogate is completely provided with all the necessary medicines and vitamins.
Surrogate Mother. Rights and Duties
According to the Ukrainian legislation all the citizens of Ukraine are equal. That’s why, there is no differences between the rights of a simple pregnant woman and a surrogate. First of all, as each pregnant woman a surrogate has a right for all the necessary medical services. She can choose a medical establishment and a doctor on her own. But, on the other hand, on the basis of Article 123 of Family Code Of Ukraine, a surrogate doesn’t have any right for a baby she has given birth to as not her but the cells of the intended parents are used for fertilization.
Pregnancy of a surrogate mother. Differences and similarities.
As a matter of fact, surrogate’s pregnancy doesn’t differ much from a pregnancy of any simple woman. At the 12-28th weeks of pregnancy, surrogate registers at the antenatal clinic. Since the early terms doctors systematically control course of surrogate’s pregnancy to define possible pathologies of the fetus in time and provide all the necessary medical aid. Generally, during nine months of pregnancy, surrogate visits antenatal clinic nearly 14 times.