Recently, the increasing prevalence of infertility has been widely solved by using gestational surrogacy. The intended parents are motivated to be involved in this complex reproductive technique as they desire to create a family and enjoy their parenthood with their biological child/children.
Factors like compliance with the country-specific rules and regulations, search for a gestational carrier, relationship with the gestational surrogate throughout the gestational period, familial acceptance, and in general social attitudes are the stressors of intended parents.
Although intentional parents may not have the same experience with prenatal connections with their new children, there are many things you can do to prepare for the emotional transition of a child and ensure that you are ready to build healthy relationships.
Emotional issues for intended parents may include:
- Post-surrogacy depression, which is similar to postpartum depression
- Feeling out of control during the surrogacy process because you are not carrying your baby
- Worrying that you won’t easily bond with your baby
- Dealing with grief related to infertility or your baby not being genetically related to you
- Jealousy toward the surrogate
- Egg retrieval (if an intended mother is using her own eggs for IVF)
- Hormone treatments (if an intended mother is using her own eggs for IVF)
A lot of intended parents choose surrogacy after years of being unable to conceive. It is great for deliberate guardians to go through a course of grieving before their youngster is conceived. The inability to have a child has already caused deliberate parents a great deal of grief. They want surrogacy to work for them because of their many setbacks, and a successful treatment outcome can easily frustrate them.
Concerns regarding legal issues such as:
- The surrogate “keeping” the baby
- The baby not being “theirs”
- Being conned by a surrogate
Binding does not occur immediately for everyone, including mothers who have already given birth to their children Insistence of the youngster can consume a large chunk of the day prior to the kid interfaces with the assigned guardians.
Give it time and don’t worry about it. Like every child, there are times when he or she cries. If the child is feeling overwhelmed or angry, the intended parent should be aware that this has nothing to do with surrogacy or transfer.
The mental stress level is quite high for intended parents due to their inability to natural conception, along with these stringent rules and regulations and tedious clinical procedures involved in surrogacy. Therefore based on the above requirements, intended parents have the following expectations for hassle hassle-free surrogacy journey.
- Guidance through every step of the process, including help with health insurance administration, paperwork, financial management, and more.
- Finding a surrogate that matches with intended parents’ requirements.
- Proper screening of all prospective surrogates for intended parents
- Help to complete the process even if intended parents already have matched future surrogates.
- Reference of intended parents to trusted attorneys and clinics that intended parents will need to handle the medical and legal steps.
- Coordination with those professionals so that intended parents only need to have one primary point of contact.
- Counseling to intended parents and surrogates, as well as match mediation.
Ravi Sharma is a self-motivated, successful entrepreneur and has a solid experience in the fertility segment. and he is the director at ARTbaby Global (ARThealthcare). He is a pharmacy graduate with post-graduation in business administration and has 14 years of rich experience in the field of infertility segment. He loves to write about IVF, Surrogacy, and other ART (assisted reproductive technology) news, issues, and updates. He is a Pharmacy graduate (B. Pharm) and M.B.A (marketing).
His most recent success includes the successful launch of the medical tourism company, ARTbaby, which offers treatment options for infertility, egg donation, and surrogacy. He likes spending time with his family and writing about various aspects of IVF surrogacy and donating eggs.