Surrogate embryo transfer procedure: An Overview of the Process

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Unfortunately, many couples nowadays cannot have children. Some women have several unexplained miscarriages; others have problems with uterus or serious diseases that make pregnancy contraindicated.

Unfortunately, many couples nowadays cannot have children. Some women have several unexplained miscarriages; others have problems with uterus or serious diseases that make pregnancy contraindicated. Anyway, it is important for every couple to enjoy the feeling of parenthood. Therefore, more and more people start applying to the best international IVF clinics for surrogacy services. At the same time, many couples have no idea about the whole process of surrogate embryo transfer.

Surrogate Embryo Transfer Procedure

Surrogacy IVF can be carried out in several ways depending on the health condition of both partners. Three main cases can be observed:

  • When both partners have healthy cells but a woman cannot have a baby for any other serious reasons, their eggs and sperm will be used exclusively for a surrogate embryo transfer procedure. As a result, a baby will be genetically related to both partners.
  • When female eggs are not productive, donor ones should be used instead, and the sperm belongs to the male. In this case, a baby will be biologically related only to the father.
  • When male sperm cannot fertilize the egg, the donor will be used. Thus, a baby will have a biological and genetic relation only to the mother.

Depending on the situation, it can be a surrogate frozen embryo transfer, for instance, when a woman has frozen her biological material after previous IVF attempts, or if embryo should undergo some tests such as NGS. However, it is preferable to use fresh embryos for transferring.

How the Process Is Going on?

At first, a surrogate embryo transfer procedure requires full examination of both partners, as well as a surrogate. If all tests do not reveal any contraindications, a surrogate needs to synchronize her cycle with a future mother taking special medicine. Then, sperm and eggs will be mixed and cultured in the lab for 3-5 days. A surrogate mother has to take specific medicine to prepare her organism for pregnancy. When everything is ready, an embryo transfer to surrogate mother takes place. In two weeks, she will be tested to find out whether the process was successful or not.

How Much Does Surrogacy Cost in the Ukraine?

In Ukraine surrogacy services are considered one of the most high-quality and legally provided. At the same time, they are rather cheap compared to other European clinics. The packages of surrogacy in Ukraine cost approximately in the range of €35000-40000. It is estimated that an average surrogacy cost in Ukraine is 85% lower than in other countries. However, it does not influence the quality of services.

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