Weight and BMI can be sensitive topics, and we are well aware that healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes! It’s important to remember that while requirements for surrogacy are very rigid, they exist for your benefit. Women with a higher BMI can have a harder time conceiving. Further, they have a higher statistical risk of developing certain dangerous conditions during pregnancy, like gestational diabetes or preeclampsia.
As Extraordinary Conceptions serves all of North America, our BMI requirements differ slightly depending on location. Here in the US, we accept applications from surrogates with a BMI of up to 36. This rule also applies to our Canadian surrogates.
These numbers may feel restrictive, but they are not fixed. If you can bring your BMI within the eligible range, you can apply to become a surrogate!