Surrogacy is the arrangement in which woman carry the baby for intended parents or the individual by renting her womb. Woman that rent her womb is called surrogate she conceives and delivers a baby and handover to the parents or individual that are not able to deliver their own baby. This surrogate mother becomes carrier for the childless parents.
There are two types of this arrangement called Gestational and Traditional surrogacy has with each type differentiated with different features. These two types of surrogacy also differ in cost from each other. Traditional surrogacy is less expensive than the gestational surrogacy.
It can create genetic link between the potential parents and the surrogate mother means basically in this arrangement egg of surrogate are fertilized with the male sperms of intended father so the surrogate mother become the biological mother of the baby and have genetic relation with the child. This type of surrogacy is merely chosen by the infertile patients.
In this type of surrogacy intrauterine insemination or in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is used for pregnancy.
It is the advanced form of Surrogacy arrangement in which IVF treatment is used for conception of surrogate mother. In this type there is no biological connection between the surrogate and baby.
Surrogate mother becomes pregnant with the IVF treatment in which eggs of potential mother are fertilized with the sperms of potential father and the developed embryo is implanted in the uterus of surrogate.
In this arrangement surrogate only gives her womb on rent otherwise she does not have any genetic relation with the child and the potential parents remain the biological parents of child.
Sofat infertility center is providing the surrogacy service in both types to national and international patients but for the time Supreme Court has ban the surrogacy for foreign patients.
Selection standard of surrogate mother
Surrogate mother plays essential role for the success of surrogacy program.
- As only the healthy and fit female can carry pregnancy so it is important to examine the surrogate medically whether she is eligible for pregnancy or not.
- 15-18 endometrial day thickness > 9mm
- Must be educated to understand the procedure and must be agreed for the arrangement.
Cost of surrogacy
For this arrangement potential parents need to consult the IVF experts and arrange the surrogate which is mostly arranged by the infertility centers. Cost of surrogacy in India is another factor for taking decision to go fir this arrangement.
Cost of this arrangement has various factors included in it
- Cost of IVF treatment
- Cost of arranging surrogate
- Cost of medications used for process
- Compensation cost for surrogate
- Antenatal checkup cost
- Emergency cost like for delivery
- Money given to the surrogate attendants for caring her throughout the pregnancy process.
Hence these are many factors that can make this arrangement heavy on the pocket but Sofat infertility center provide this treatment at the reasonable rates without any hidden or extra cost charged from the parents.
Cost of this arrangement may vary for the different centers but on average basis this cost may start from the Rs.20, 000 and even can go high depending on the problem and facilities provided by the center. There are many infertility clinics in India that claim for the cheaper cost services but there must be compared the quality and assurance for the success of treatment so that parents can have their baby without any complications and risk during the after pregnancy.
Estimated cost of surrogacy for emergancy
Sofat provides the best quality but at reasonable rates. Sometime due to some complications this cost of treatment may vary as follows
- Cost for preterm generally remain same up to 28 days or 37 days
- Normal delivery can cost INR 80000 – 100000
With stay for 2 days in the surrogate with 3 days stay ex date