Being a surrogate mother is not just a rewarding experience, but a big responsibility as well. You should consider all the things you would be accountable for when it comes to becoming a surrogate mother. Before you make a decision to become a surrogate mother, please ask the following questions to yourself:
* Have you given a birth to at least one baby?
It is necessary for a surrogate candidates to have a pre-healthy pregnancy and delivery. A surrogate pregnancy is special and has specific challenges that come with it, and unless you've been through pregnancy before, it is complicated to understand or predict whether or not pregnancy will be successful. This requirement protects not only you, as the surrogate mother, but intended parents as well.
* Are you emotionally ready?
Surrogacy is an incredibly emotional process. Going through a pregnancy for someone else is a big responsibility. The majority of women are concerned about if they will bond with baby during the process .That is a very reasonable concern and something to which a lot of thoughts should be pointed. This is an important commitment and ensuring that you understand what it implies and how you will feel is essential.
* Are you physically healthy/ready?
For the purpose of being a surrogate mother, you must be in good health conditions with a pregnancies and deliveries in fine fettle. Additionally, it’s essential to be a non-smoker, avoid alcohol and any kinds of drugs. The fate of your pregnancy and the future of intended parents are dependent on you.
* Will I let people look into my background?
The screening procedures before becoming a surrogate can be a little challenging and often includes background checks to make sure you are perfectly fit candidate. It is important to be fully honest on your application and with your intended parents or the agency. Keep in mind that confidentiality is strictly protected!
* Do you meet the requirements?
Different Intended Parents, agencies or programs may have different required qualifications but the base is pretty much same for any of them. Make sure that you meet the age range (age age restrictions are 18-38 years old). Also, one of the most important common requirements is regular menstrual cycle and body mass index which should be below 30.
Please, be very honest in terms of thinking about these questions. Sincere reflection, when it comes to these points, can help you decide if this is the right point in your life to consider a surrogate pregnancy.