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Surrogate Screening

To become a surrogate the woman should fulfill the following criteria:

  • Age between 21 & 35 years old.
  • A non smoker, on drug user who maintained a healthy life style.
  • Must have successfully carried at least one pregnancy till full term.
  • In a stable living situation.
  • Married women, have a spouse who is supportive of her decision to become a surrogate mother
  • Have a healthy, weight/height ratio.
  • Should have a healthy life style and no addictions and no genetic diseases.

Surrogate Screening:

Once the surrogate has been selected, she undergoes a full medical and laboratory evaluation. These include following.

  • A careful medical and family history
  • A thorough physical examination
  • A psychological evaluation
  • Blood test for HIV, Hepatitis B & C an other sexually transmitted disease.
  • Cervical cultures for organisms such as Chlamydia and ureaplasma
  • An evaluation of the uterus by hysteroscopy
  • Blood test- complete blood count, prolactin, thyroid stimulation hormone, ultrasound of pelvis and abdomen.