Frequently asked questions
No Complications During Previous Pregnancy & Labor
All surrogates should be free of any serious complications or medical problems that may affect pregnancy and labor. There are some red flag conditions that will usually disqualify applicants to be eligible, such as:
Post-Partum Depression within one year.
Type I and II Diabetes
Pregnancy Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Pre-term Delivery caused by Shortened Cervix
However, some mild conditions such as pregnancy diabetes, past sexually transmitted diseases can vary case by case and most of the time, our medical coordinators will need to review the full detailed medical records to determine their eligibility to become a surrogate. Under normal circumstances, if the surrogates had a healthy pregnancy and delivery without any complications after their complicated pregnancy, they maybe likely to pass the medical records screening.
IUD Must Be Removed (Tubal Ligation Is Fine)
Prospects currently with any kind of birth control method, such as IUD, pills, Nuva Ring etc., will still qualify to become a surrogate. However, they should stop taking them or schedule to remove the IUD as soon as possible once the application process starts. Some IVF facilities may only schedule the physical screening (clearance visit) ONE or TWO normal menstrual cycles after the removal of the IUD device. However, tubal ligation will not be an issue, since gestational surrogates do not use their own egg in their surrogate pregnancies. Instead, they become pregnant by undergoing the FET (Frozen Embryo Transfer) Procedure.
Per ASRM Guideline, financial motivation should not serve as the primary incentive for someone choosing to become a surrogate, even though there is no denying that it might play an important role for them in making the decision. Therefore, all surrogates must not receive any kind of government / federal aid or assistance during the surrogancy journey, upon the signing of the Surrogacy Contract with Intended Parents. This will not affect the assistance/aid of their families and common aids include food stamp and public housing. If a surrogate is receiving medical-related aid such as Medicare or Medicaid, the surrogate maybe able to continue receiving it, as long as they use the medical insurance PrimeSurro provided for all surrogacy-related clinic visits.
No Tattoos / Piercings in the Past Six Months
Please noted that having a tattoo or piercing the Last 6 months does NOT disqualify an applicant from becoming a surrogate. The applicant will need to demonstrate that the service was provided by a licensed store within the US which used disinfected needles without any infectious diseases.