SURROGACY - PREPARE YOUR FAMILY

September 14, 2018

At Genesis we are delighted to support couples who demand surrogacy to have children.

With far more than a ten years of expertise functioning with surrogates, we‘ve grow to be a dependable partner for numerous family members. We satisfaction ourselves in supplying a thorough screening method, motivation to basic safety, and full disclosure of the dangers and successes of surrogacy. For much more details on surrogacy, go through on, or book a individual session at our fertility clinic in Vancouver.

Gestational provider surrogacy
Gestational provider surrogacy is when a woman (named a gestational provider) becomes pregnant following an embryo is transferred into her uterus. The embryo was produced from another woman’s eggs, and so the gestational carrier is not genetically related to the little one.

The gestational provider surrogacy pathway is a practical option for heterosexual couples, same-sex partners, and solitary mother and father not able to get pregnant or have kids of their personal.

When the healthcare, psychological and authorized components are in location, the intended mothers and fathers undergo ‘in-vitro fertilization‘ and the resulting embryo(s) are transferred into the carrier’s uterus. Right after birth, the surrogate then provides the youngster to the intended dad and mom.

At Genesis, we satisfaction ourselves in supplying a thorough screening approach, dedication to basic safety, and entire disclosure of the hazards and successes of surrogacy. Meant mothers and fathers demand a lawful contract among themselves and the prospective surrogate. This legal deal is organized privately. A counselling session is also needed for the intended mother and father and the surrogate prior to commencing treatment method. When these health care, authorized and counselling parts are total we can commence the approach.

In what cases would a gestational carrier be required?
A woman who has healthier ovaries but can’t have a pregnancy for one of the adhering to factors would call for a gestational carrier:


Absent uterus (e.g. after hysterectomy)
Uterine abnormalities (e.g. significant scarring)
Healthcare factors that make being pregnant unsafe

This surrogacy pathway may also be a viable choice for one mother and father and LGBTQ couples.

What to know about obtaining a gestational carrier surrogate:
Below the Assisted Human Replica Technologies Act handed in 2004, a surrogate mother could be reimbursed for expenses this kind of as prenatal natural vitamins, expenses of traveling to the medical professional, and loss of revenue. Nevertheless, she are not able to receive any form of wage for carrying the child.

Business surrogacy is a kind of surrogacy in which a surrogate or gestational provider is compensated. This process is authorized in numerous nations, but not in Canada. Consequently there is no list of surrogates offered at Genesis. By regulation we can’t set partners needing surrogacy in get in touch with with likely surrogates instead, the few have to find a surrogate on their own.

To be a surrogate a lady should be healthful, have a ‘BMI’ <= 30 kg/m2), be under age 43 and have had at least one healthy, term pregnancy.


Absent uterus (e.g. after hysterectomy)
Uterine abnormalities (e.g. severe scarring)
Medical reasons that make pregnancy unsafe
After a after hysterectomy that includes removal of the ovaries
Previous radiation or other treatment that has damaged the uterus and ovaries

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Traditional surrogacy
Traditional surrogacy is not performed at Genesis, however for the purpose of understanding the two types of surrogacy, traditional surrogacy is when a woman (called a surrogate mother) carries and delivers a pregnancy conceived with her eggs for a couple. After the birth she gives the child to the intended parents with whom she has a contract.



Traditional surrogacy is an option for a woman who does not have functioning ovaries nor a functioning uterus. Examples of causes include:



After a after hysterectomy that includes removal of the ovaries
Previous radiation or other treatment that has damaged the uterus and ovaries

If a pregnancy is not achieved after 4-6 months of inseminations, fertility treatments like ‘IVF’ are often considered.

At Genesis, we do not perform traditional surrogacy for legal and emotional reasons. To Surrogacy , the only surrogacy cases that have been challenged in court (e.g. where the surrogate is not willing to give the child to the intended parents) have been traditional surrogacy cases. Protection of the intended parents, fetus/child and the surrogate is at the heart of our program, therefore we do not engage in traditional surrogacy.

From Our Patients
The whole process start to finish was intense and emotional but the best decision I ever made. Dr. Kashyap and her staff made the process so much easier. They were always available to answer questions, if I left a message or sent an email, that same day I heard back. Not once did they seem rushed, they always took the time for me.