Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
How successful is Surrogacy?
The success of surrogacy depends on many factors. However, by far and away the most important factor is the age of the egg provider. For women or donors below age 30, the success is 40-45% per cycle.
What are the risks of being a Surrogate?
The primary risk is that of being pregnant. Pregnancy itself is a risk. While it is beyond the scope of this information to discuss the risks of a singleton pregnancy, we strive to limit the number of multiple pregnancies. Multiple pregnancies increase the risk of complications to the surrogate and the unborn babies. This includes premature delivery and the respiratory, infectious and other complications that often follow. We therefore limit the number of embryos we transfer while still maximizing success rates.
Can Surrogacy reduce the future fertility of the Surrogate?
It is not thought that surrogacy reduces the future fertility of the surrogate. This is unless there is a complication with the pregnancy or the delivery.
The following are excerpts from National Guidelines for Accreditation, Supervision & Regulation of ART Clinics in India (www.icmr.nic.in/art/art_clinics.htm). These will be tabled in the parliament soon for conversion in to law.