How Health History May Impact Your Surrogate Application

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We receive a lot of questions from women wondering how their existing conditions or past health history might affect their eligibility to become a surrogate. While some common health conditions and histories may not be a big deal, there are some issues that can interfere with the In-Vitro Fertilization process and might prevent your application from being accepted. Wondering if your surrogate health history might impact your eligibility to become a surrogate?

Read on to learn more about common health conditions and what they mean for prospective surrogates. We receive a lot of questions from women wondering how their existing conditions or past health history might affect their eligibility to become a surrogate. While some common health conditions and histories may not be a big deal, there are some issues that can interfere with the In-Vitro Fertilization process and might prevent your application from being accepted. Wondering if your surrogate health history might impact your eligibility to become a surrogate? Read on to learn more about common health conditions and what they mean for prospective surrogates.
History of C-Section
Q: I’ve had a C-Section, and I’d probably have to have another one. Can I still be a surrogate?

A: A surrogate can have a history of up to 3 c-sections before her surrogacy journey, as long as she’s had healthy pregnancies.

Tubal Ligation
Q: I had my tubes tied, will they need to reverse my tubal ligation?

A: Tubal Ligation doesn’t mean you can’t be a surrogate, and you don’t need to have the procedure reversed. Since gestational surrogacy uses eggs from intended parents or an egg donor, it’s not an issue.

Herpes Simplex
Q: I’m a HSV-1 or HSV-2 carrier, can I still apply to become a surrogate?

A: Herpes is not a rejection for prospective surrogates. Usually, preventative anti-viral medication is indicated for the last month of pregnancy and depending on the circumstances, a c-section may be requested.

HPV
Q: I’ve tested positive for HPV in the past, will I be turned down?

A: As with HSV, Human Papilloma Virus doesn’t disqualify prospective surrogates

Miscarriage
Q: I’ve had a miscarriage, does this automatically disqualify me?

A: Having miscarried before the 10-12 week mark not necessarily affect your eligibility to become a surrogate. Our team reviews medical histories on a case-by-case basis, and miscarriage doesn’t automatically rule out a surrogate, but there are some underlying causes of miscarriage that might.

PCOS
Q: I’ve got PCOS, but I’d love to be a surrogate, can I apply?

A: Unfortunately, IVF clinics are unable to work with women as surrogates who have PCOS, due to the fact that women with PCOS may face challenges getting pregnant, and can be at a higher risk of developing complications during pregnancy.

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Our Surrogate Pre-Screening Team reviews medical histories on a case-by-case basis. If you’re interested in becoming a surrogate, the first step is to fill out our non-binding pre-screening application to see if you meet the preliminary requirements. You can always ask specific, health-related questions in your first call with our team!

Visit our FAQ’s page to learn more about commonly asked questions about becoming a surrogate. You can also fill out an application to see if you qualify today!