Surrogate motherhood means the gestating and giving birth to a child by a woman who is not genetically related to it. No external features and features of health can be transferred to a future child by a surrogate mother. The future child will take after his genetic parents only.
When entering the program, a contract between the surrogate mother and parents whose sex cells were used for fertilization (genetic mother and genetic father) or a single woman (genetic mother) for whom gestating a baby and giving birth is impossible for medical reasons.
The surrogate motherhood program is completely legal and regulated by the Family Code of the Russian Federation of 08.12.95 (section 4, chapter 10, article 51, paragraph 4, part two), the RF Law “On Civil Status Acts” and Order of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation of 30.08.2012 No. 107n “On the use of assisted reproductive technologies, contraindications and limitations to their use.”
The surrogate motherhood program can be recommended by the specialists in cases where a woman can not gestate a baby herself or independent gestation of a baby is contraindicated.
Embryos for gestation by a surrogate mother are obtained in the embryology laboratory of the clinic as a result of conventional IVF (in vitro fertilization) or ICSI. For genetic mother one of the types of IVF protocols is performed, the obtained oocytes are fertilized with the sperm of the spouse and after a few days the embryo is transferred to the surrogate mother.
A surrogate mother may be a relative, a spouses’ friend or an extraneous woman. Between the surrogate mother and a married couple a written contract is drawn up and both sides sign informed agreement to this procedure.
All couples who undergo infertility treatment in our clinic using surrogate motherhood method are provided with all the necessary legal support.
Indications for using the “Surrogate motherhood” programs:
- Absence of uterus (congenital or due to removal);
- Deformation of the cavity or cervix;
- Spikes in the uterine cavity that can not be eliminated;
- High risk of miscarriage;
- Habitual miscarriage (3 or more spontaneous abortions in anamnesis);
- General medical contraindications (severe diseases) to bearing pregnancy and childbirth;
- Multiple unsuccessful attempts of IVF of inexplicable reason (with high quality of embryos)