What Can Go Wrong During Surrogacy?

Guide for Intended Parents

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An overwhelming majority of SURROGACY JOURNEYS are positively exceptional.

Surrogate Mothers and Intended Parents happily bond, a healthy baby is born, and dreams come true. However, not all journeys go this way.

As uncommon as it is, here are some things to consider during your Surrogacy Journey:

What is a Failed Transfer?

The notion of using a gestational Surrogate Mother is to fulfill the exceptionally greater odds of carrying a pregnancy via IVF, however it is not guaranteed.

Transfers can and will fail at times. In fact, several attempts can fail before a Surrogate Mother and the Intended Parents go separate ways. This situation is overwhelming and can initiate the Surrogate Mother to feel as though she has failed.

How Common is a Miscarriage?

Not everything is guaranteed in Surrogacy. Miscarriages can happen and unfortunately still do, as do birth defects. Not every journey ends with a healthy babyultiples and Preemies-With ART (assisted reproductive techniques) multiples are common in surrogacy.

Gestation of multiple fetuses shares the increased chance of premature birth. Triplets or even twins to be born untimely in a surrogate pregnancy are not infrequent. When this occurs (micro preemies) developmental challenges are granted or survival is unlikely.

What if the Surrogate and Intended Parents Break-up?

Yes, breakups can happen between the Surrogate Mother and Intended Parents due to one of two reasons: misrepresentation of one’s true character or expectations, or unexpected emotions crept into play on either part during the journey.

In either case, breakups typically filter damage to the relationship and create uncomfortable, awkward situations that cannot be fixed.

The Surrogacy Journey should be approached with delicacy and in slow motion. It is critical to be open and honest with everyone involved including one's self when bearing in mind the moral concerns or principles of surrogacy.

It is this uprightness and admiration that encompasses every positive experience.