Factors that may hamper surrogacy success rate

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, the overall surrogacy success rate is 75% in the USA. This report also has mentioned that the rate of healthy birth is 95% or more once the surrogate pregnancy report becomes positive. But multiple factors are involved in the overall surrogacy success rate. You have to be very cautious about the things that may ruin your surrogacy journey. Following are certain factors you need to do double-check so that no gap interferes to achieve success in surrogacy.

factors that may hamper surrogacy

Selection criteria of surrogate

Surrogate selection criteria are a primary crucial thing to achieve a successful surrogacy outcome. The ability to get pregnant of the surrogate is the foremost considerable factor. All gestational surrogates must have at least one previous successful history of given birth to a child.

In gestational surrogacy, the age of the surrogate is preferably below that of the women from whom eggs are collected to create an embryo. The sperm quality of the male partner is a considerable factor especially in case of a positive diagnosis of male infertility issue. 

The quality of the embryo and the success rate of surrogacy is age-dependent. The ideal age for the gestational carrier is in between 21 years to 40 years. In traditional surrogacy, the age of the surrogate should be within 35 years. The risk of an embryo with a chromosomal disorder is high in traditional surrogate mother candidates with more than 35 years of age. However, this stringent age restriction is not for gestational surrogates as they are a genetic contributor.

In case of surrogacy process require egg donation assistance also because of intended mother has ovulation disorder, and then the age of the egg donor is a decisive factor to consider in such a surrogacy journey.

In addition with the age factor, personality, lifestyle, and pregnancy preference of the surrogate candidates are essential factors in the surrogacy process to achieve the highest success rate. 

Selection of clinic

IVF is an integral part of the surrogacy process. IVF and surrogacy processes are continuously evolving with the advancement of medical science. The surrogacy success rate depends upon the IVF procedure where a thorough medical evaluation of prospective father/sperm donor and prospective mother/egg donor is performed before starts the procedure. In such cases, prospective parents need to check the clinic’s success history. On average, the success rate of successful embryo transfer using high-quality embryo transfer lies between 75% and 85%. But the scope of manipulation of the displaying success rate is high among many IVF clinics. This discrepancy occurs because of no universal surrogacy laws and regulations. IVF clinics manipulate success statistics. The risk of wrong selection of IVF clinics is high among prospective parents and that hampers surrogacy success rate.

Selection of surrogacy agency

In many cases, intended parents are searching for a surrogate for their surrogacy journey. But, several surrogacy agencies are successfully run in different countries with a promise of a hassle-free surrogacy journey by providing complete support to intended parents in terms of surrogate selection, legal requirements, and medical needs. The involvement of a surrogacy agency makes the surrogacy journey costlier. But the selection of the right agency selection helps to provide peace of mind to the intended parents.

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