What is geatational surrogacy?
This is when a woman carries the baby of another couple. In other words, the eggs from the patient are fertilized with the sperms of her husband and the resulting embryo is transferred to the uterus of a surrogate mother. This is in reality – ‘Renting a uterus’. After delivery, the baby is handed over to the genetic or biological couple.
When is surrogacy required?
In women who have no uterus
In women whose uterus has been badly damaged by tumour or adhesions
In women who have had repeated miscarriages
In women who are unable to carry a pregnancy due to serious medical illnesses
Can a surrogate mother be arranged by Jananam?
A surrogate mother is chosen after thorough screeninig for infectious diseases. In our centre, we have mothers
who are usually less than 35 years old who have borne children (one or two)
The surrogate mother is thoroughly counseled about the treatment and the consequences.
Consents are signed by all parties. This is a most important step in surrogacy cases. All potential issues need to
be carefully clarified, put in writing, signed, and understood by all parties prior to initiation of the treatment.
The patient is stimulated with medications to develop multiple egg development.
The surrogate is placed on medications that thicken the uterine lining and also suppress her menses.
When the patient’s follicles are mature, egg pick up is performed to remove the eggs from her ovaries. The eggs
are then fertilized in the laboratory with her partner’s sperm.
The embryos develop in the laboratory for 2- 3 days. Then, an embryo transfer procedure is done which places
the embryos in the surrogate’s uterus where they will hopefully implant and develop to result in a live birth.