Emotional Journey of Intended Parents During Surrogacy

Surrogacy is a method to have a biological child by using someone else’s womb. Surrogacy is a process that involves two parties bounded by a legal contract to have a baby. This process not only consumes you financially and physically but mentally as well. The complexity of the process can test the patience and emotional stability of both parties (intended parents and surrogate mother).

Making a decision to have a child through surrogacy is not an easy one.

  • Emotions Due to Infertility: Generally, surrogacy is considered the last option to have a biological child when all other fertility treatments failed. Surrogacy is a long journey. Before choosing surrogacy to have a child, an intended parent may already have gone through various medical tests and fertility treatments such as fertility medication, fallopian tube surgery, Laparoscopy, and IVF or IUI. For more information on IVF treatment, contact Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour IVF specialist doctor in Delhi.

 

By far the couple already got exhausted and sometimes almost lost the belief that they can ever be parents. Surrogacy counseling can help to revive their belief in the medical process to have a child.

 

  • Emotions while Searching a Surrogate: Surrogate is a woman who carries the baby on behalf of the couple. She is the carrier of the baby for 9 months. Searching for a suitable surrogate can be a tedious and long process. For the surrogacy process, the aims and goals of Intent parents and surrogates should match. Intended parents should ensure that the surrogate is not forced to do this and understands this process from a medical and legal point of view. They have to confirm the surrogate’s physical as well as mental health. Sometimes delay in finding a suitable surrogate makes them frustrated and hopeless. To avoid any delay in finding a surrogate, a couple can take help from a surrogate agency.
  • Emotions during Pregnancy: After the 10-15 days of the embryo transfer to the surrogate’s womb, the doctor tests that the pregnancy is normal and the embryo is growing or not. During this period, the intended couple can face anxiety and speculations about their baby’s safety.

During the 9 months of pregnancy, the couple may experience Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), especially the mother. These 9 months of pregnancy are really important for creating bonding between mother a child. In a natural pregnancy, the mother feels and observes her child grow into her womb. But in surrogacy, since the baby is growing in a surrogate’s womb, the intended mother may miss these experiences. To avoid this situation, the intended mother should have a friendly relationship with the surrogate mother. She may also request the surrogate to document a journal of each and every stage of the growth and communicate to her from time to time. This way, the intended parents feel a connection with the baby and do not miss anything during the development.

  • Emotions during Delivery and Afterward: During the delivery, the intended parents may feel a sense of fear and nervousness. At the same time, they can be excited and overwhelmed. After all, this is the time for which they have waited so long. Finally, they can hold and feel their child for the first time. However, the intended parent may also become overprotective towards the baby. To avoid this type of situation, the doctor suggests some aftercare tips and breastfeeding options to the parents. A team of experienced and dedicated medical professionals at SCI IVF HOSPITALBest Surrogacy Services in Delhi can help you in your surrogacy journey.

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