Surrogacy / Gestational Carrier
Surrogacy is an arrangement in which a women agrees to carry a pregnancy that is genetically unrelated to her and her husband, with the intention to carry it to term and hand over the child to the genetic parents for whom she is acting as a surrogate. Birth certificate will be issued in the name of the Genetic parents/Intended parent.Surrogacy can be done with egg donation in which a women allows insemination by the sperm/semen of the male partner of a couple with a view to carry the pregnancy to term and hand over the child to the couple.
All surrogates taken into our program are between 21-35 years of age. They are made to run through basic serological screening tests as well as an infectious disease screen. They are also screened for Thalassemia. The couple has to enter into a legal contract with the surrogate which involves various details and which will be explained when you visit our centre or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We will be starting the surrogate on Estrogen tablets to prepare her endometrium from the first day of her menses. Subsequently, Gonadotropin injections will be started for the genetic mother from day 2 of her menses. The genetic mother will be taking an injection daily for approximately 11 days by which time she will have formed mature eggs in both her ovaries. The egg pick-up will be around Day13 and the genetic father will be required to give his semen sample on that day. An ultrasound guided embryo transfer will be done for the surrogate by Day15. She will then be on certain tablets & injections for luteal support and a pregnancy test done 15 days later will confirm if she is pregnant.
The Indian Health Ministry has appointed the Indian Council For Medical Research (ICMR) to formulate guidelines for supervising Assisted Reproductive Clinics in India. The ICMR has formulated guidelines after debates and consensus after two years of multi-city meetings & national debates. The guidelines can be found on the ICMR official website (Chapter 3 of the guidelines lists the Surrogacy requirements and Birth Certificate details). These guidelines are due to be tabled in the Indian Parliament for them to be passed as a Law. Presently, all IVF clinics are supposed to work under these Guidelines which should be considered "legal". For overseas patients, we have been coordinating and helping intended parents with paper-work requested by various consulates and have enough experience to guide you to correspond with your respective consulate.
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