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Who is a candidate for surrogacy?
Candidates for IVF surrogacy can be divided into two groups
- women born without a uterus or who because of uterine surgery (hysterectomy) or diseases (congenital malformations, severe adhesions, multiple fibroids), are not capable of carrying a pregnancy to full term; and
- women who have been advised against undertaking a pregnancy because of systemic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension, severe musculoskeletal abnormalities, Rh isoimmunization, or certain malignant conditions, necessitating the use of chemotherapy, or associated with contraindications to the extremely high levels of estrogen associated with pregnancy.
Who can be a surrogate?
- The surrogate must have previously carried a child and given birth to a live child,
- The surrogate must be at least 25 years of age,
- The surrogate’s eggs must not be used in the conception of the child.