Gestational Surrogate: Requirements
In addition to meeting the legal requirements of this procedure, it is also important to consider the health of the woman who is willing to be the gestational carrier. Knowing her health condition and medical history is crucial in the surrogacy process. Therefore, specialists consider the following physical and psychological considerations:
Be a healthy woman, without any physical or mental condition.
Be between 25 and 37 years old.
Be able to get pregnant, successfully gestate the baby and give birth. The best proof of this is that you have already had one or more children of your own, which guarantees that there are no fertility problems and that you understand the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy.
Not having been pregnant during the 365 days prior to the transfer of human embryos.
Not having participated in more than two occasions in similar implantation.
Do not have a history of health or harmful personal habits such as sexually transmitted diseases, promiscuity or prostitution, criminal history, smoking, alcoholism or drug addiction, as well as depression or other mental disorders.
Have a positive, comfortable and economically stable personal environment. The more emotional and psychological support you have, from your partner (if you are married) or from your family, the more stable and reliable you will be.
Be willing to perform intense psychological evaluations, in order to ensure that you are emotionally prepared to be a gestational surrogate.
Be aware that you must undergo several medical screenings and procedures that are necessary, knowing that you will bear all the health risks, discomfort, limitations, and pain of pregnancy and childbirth.
Be prepared to act as a gestational surrogate completely by own will and without any moral and non-profit pressure.
Understand from the beginning that the baby you carry in your belly is not yours.