What Is Surrogacy?
The natural culmination of a marriage is the birth of a child. Well, in India the entire family waits with bated breath for the addition to their family.
Unfortunately, it becomes impossible for the couple to become parents when plagued with infertility or other complex reproductive problems.
It is a form of assisted reproductive technology or ART wherein the embryo grows in the womb of a third party who hands over the child to the parents opting for surrogacy.
With Lok Sabha passing the Surrogacy bill in 2019, infertile couples have renewed their hopes of becoming proud parents.
The initial terms and conditions in the bill have been revised to include widows and divorcees to become parents as well as live-in partners. There are now multiple instances of top Bollywood celebs choosing to become parents via this method.
There are two different kinds of surrogacy at the moment. Initially, the couples eager to make use of a surrogate mother had to agree to insemination of the concerned mother’s egg with the make partner’s sperm.
This is the traditional process followed for surrogacy. A donor sperm had also been used if both the partners had been diagnosed with reproductive problems.
There was a slight problem here as the baby was biologically related to the surrogate mother and could grow up to resemble her due to sharing of genes.
Advancement of reproductive medicine has resulted in perfection of gestational surrogacy that has become poplar at present.
The fertility doctors retrieve mature eggs from the female partner and inseminate it artificially with sperms collected from the prospective father. The process takes place outside the body and notably in a well-equipped laboratory.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is used for the growth and development of an embryo under carefully controlled conditions. The embryo or blastocyst is then placed into the uterus of the birth mother (third party) via surgery.
The baby is carried by the surrogate mother for full-term who gives birth to the child. The baby is intrinsically related to the parents with the surrogate only serving as a carrier.
Who Can Opt For Surrogacy?
Many Indians choose surrogacy as the last resort due to the legal complications and heavy expenses associated with the process. However, individuals who have been known to benefit from the process include the following: –
- Women over 40 years of age with infertility issues
- Women who have undergone hysterectomy (removal of uterus)
- History of multiple miscarriages
- Women who have had premature menopause
- Cancer patients eager to make use of frozen embryos or eggs that have been preserved earlier
- Patients with severe cardiac or kidney ailments that make normal pregnancy risky
- Males with low sperm count or abnormal sperms
- Single individuals who do not want to be married but are eager to have their own child
- Widows or divorcees with no existing children
However, it is important for all people who intend to have a biological child with the help of surrogacy to be financially sound enough to take care of their children. The surrogate mother also needs to be taken care of financially until the baby is born successfully.
Kiran Infertility Center, a noted fertility center with branches across India have assisted more than 30,000 patients become parents via surrogacy services. Feel free to contact the center at Bengaluru by calling +91 7204051333 & +91 9900967627 or
Kiran Infertility Center No.8,
80,Feet Road, ST Bed Area,
4th Block, Koramangala,
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