It seems that there are myths almost about everything these days. And surrogacy isn’t immune from its own share of myths which stems from the journey down to a candidate’s qualifications. With so many women interested in learning how to become a surrogate, dispelling those untruths is a great place to begin.
Surrogacy admission team members offer a wealth of information for interested applicants. In fact, even before filling out an application, there are some leading international agencies which offer surrogate personal prescreening consults to answer questions that potential surrogates may have. According to the top surrogate intake teams, the most frequently asked questions are as follows:
- Can I become a surrogate if my tubes are tied?
- Can I become a surrogate if I have had a C-section?
- Can I become a surrogate if I am over 40?
Tubal Ligation and Surrogacy:
If a woman meets all the qualifications and passes her medical screenings, she can still become a surrogate if she has had a tubal ligation. Many women who have completed their families opt for having this procedure. However, in no way does it mean that she cannot carry a baby for intending parents.
Gestational surrogacy is the most predominant method of surrogacy around the globe. The definition of gestational surrogacy means that a surrogate has no biological link to the baby she is carrying.
A surrogate will either be implanted with embryos from donor eggs, or in other instances, by an intending mother that has healthy eggs but is unable to carry. Every third-party reproduction scenario is different.
According to surrogate intake teams, there are certain fertility centers that find it favorable to work both with women who have had a tubal ligation and for those who have not.
Cesareans and Surrogacy:
For mothers who underwent a cesarean with the birth of her own child, she can apply to become a surrogate. The protocol for becoming a surrogate is that a woman must have undergone less than three C-sections.
For example, if she had two cesareans, she can embark on one surrogacy journey. If she had one cesarean, she can embark on two. However, if she has had three cesareans, she will not be a candidate for surrogacy.
Forty-Something and Surrogacy:
While top-tier surrogacy agencies generally have age requirements ranging from 21 to 39, some IVF clinics around the nation may accept surrogates who pass all their medical screenings up to 45 years of age. Every clinic has its own medical protocol. So if one is interested in becoming a surrogate who is over the age of 39, it’s recommended to contact an agency in good standing to find out if they work with clinics who accept candidates over the age requirement listed on their website.
Miracles happen every day because of surrogacy so it’s vital that myths are ousted so women can help turn parenthood dreams into a reality.