Searching for a surrogate is the most crucial part of the surrogacy process. After all, a surrogate is going to carry the baby in her womb for the next 9 months. Intended parents may search for a surrogate on their own or through a surrogate agency. In both options, intended parents must be clear about their requirements in a surrogate mother. Some traits are common that every parent must look for in a surrogate. Contact Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour – the best surrogacy doctor in Delhi for surrogacy-related queries.
- Health History and Lifestyle
The first criteria to search for the right surrogate for your journey is the surrogate’s health. A healthy body can bear a healthy baby and deliver a child without risk. If you hire a surrogate agency, they are responsible for screening the medical history of the surrogate.
Apart from her medical history, her previous pregnancy history must also be checked. Intended parents must ask about her condition during the previous pregnancy, her delivery history, the gap between two pregnancies, and so on. Lifestyle also plays a huge part during pregnancy.
There are some indicators to observe the medical history of the surrogate.
- Surrogate must avoid alcohol and smoking.
- The Surrogate must be active, aware of her mental sanity, and must take proper diet.
- The age of the surrogate must be between 21-35 years.
- Surrogate must have a regular menstrual cycle.
- Surrogate must have BMI between 19 to 33 to carry on a healthy pregnancy and avoid any post-delivery complications.
- Surrogate must have given birth to a child in the past.
- Great Communicator
In normal pregnancy, a mother is always with the child during the pregnancy period. But in surrogacy, the intended mother is not physically present with the baby all the time. It is the responsibility of the surrogate mother to communicate with parents to make them aware of the child’s growth so that an emotional connection can be developed between the intended parent and the child. She can communicate through video calls, phone calls, or can keep a journal to describe each stage of the child’s development. She should be able to answer the questions of intended parents about the child and pregnancy.
- Professional and Responsible
The Surrogate must be professional and abide by the legal contract that is to be signed by both parties (intended parents and surrogate) before starting the process. Surrogate must not be money-minded. The Surrogate must be responsible enough to take care of her health. Intended parents and medical staff may not be around her all the time. She must visit the clinic regularly for check-ups and must contact thedoctor in case of any issue. A team of qualified medical professionals at SCI IVF HOSPITAL – Best Surrogacy Clinic in Delhi can assist you in your surrogacy journey.
- Family Background
Intended parents must check whether the people around the surrogate are supportive or not. Her family dynamics must be sorted and her partner must be helpful so that she can be surrounded by a positive environment throughout the journey.