Choosing a surrogate mother can seem like an overwhelming process; at Surrogate Mothers, Inc., we’re here to help. Here are some factors to consider when looking for a surrogate who may be the right fit for your growing family!
1. Your Surrogate Should Be Under the Age of 35
Although it is possible for women over the age of 35 to have healthy, uncomplicated pregnancies, the risk of complications for both the fetus and the mother go up as maternal age goes up. Choosing a surrogate mother under the age of 35 is a simple strategy to reduce the risk of complications.
2. Your Surrogate Mother Should Have Already Had a Healthy Pregnancy
While first-time pregnancies often proceed without complications, it’s reassuring if your chosen surrogate mother has already had at least one healthy and uncomplicated pregnancy and birth. Choosing a surrogate who has had complications in pregnancy, such as pre-eclampsia or failure to progress, increases your chances of complications during the surrogate pregnancy.
3. Your Surrogate Mother Should Live a Healthy Lifestyle
Excellent candidates for surrogacy have a healthy BMI《35 (Body Mass Index), and do not use illegal drugs, smoke, or drink alcohol. Ideally, your surrogate mother would also not be taking any prescription drugs; if they are, the prescription drugs should be in the class of lowest risk during pregnancy.
4. Your Surrogate Should Be Emotionally and Mentally Prepared for Surrogacy
Surrogacy is a big commitment, and it’s important to be confident that your chosen surrogate is emotionally and mentally prepared for this undertaking. Every one of SMI’s surrogates will undergo counseling beforehand and get a green light from a mental health professional that no major mental illnesses or emotional issues should complicate the pregnancy.
5. Your Surrogate’s Family Should Be Ready Too
When a woman becomes a surrogate, it’s almost as though her whole family does too. If she has a husband and/or children, it’s important that they understand what will be happening and that they’re ready to be supportive of the surrogate during the pregnancy.
At Surrogate Mothers, Inc., we know how exciting and stressful it can be choosing a surrogate. We have the resources to help connect you with healthy, friendly surrogates who are ready to selflessly help give another family the opportunity to grow. Contact us today to learn more about how to choose a surrogate and how we can help you reach your family’s goals. Call now at 888-SURROGATE.