If you want to be a gestational surrogate, it means that you are a selfless woman willing to do anything to help another person bring their child into the world. If you want to become a surrogate without a prior pregnancy, you likely haven’t experienced the joys of parenting yourself — but you’re aware of how much parenthood means to someone who desperately wants it.

Wanting to make a difference in the world, many prospective surrogates ask their professionals, “Can I be a surrogate if I’ve never been pregnant?”

Unfortunately, the answer is clear: No, you cannot become a surrogate without a previous pregnancy.

Any safe and secure surrogacy journey requires certain things of both parties. For surrogates, this is proof they can carry a pregnancy safely and successfully to term and give birth to a healthy child. Many surrogacy professionals (including Hellobaby Surrogacy) enforce this standard, which is recommended by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. In fact, certain states in the U.S. have included this requirement in their surrogacy laws, as well.

While surrogacy professionals will admire your dedication to helping an intended parent, any good surrogacy professional will disqualify you from becoming a surrogate if you have not carried a child before. In your research, you’ll see that this is one of the first requirements a woman must meet to become a gestational carrier — and it’s non-negotiable. Regardless of whatever stories you may have heard, you cannot be a surrogate who has never been pregnant. Doing so will be dangerous for you, your intended parents and the surrogacy professional that you choose to work with.

Interested in learning more about surrogacy at Hellobaby Surrogacy? Check out our parents page for information about becoming a parent through surrogacy or our surrogate page to learn about becoming a surrogate! You can also follow along on our Facebook and Twitter as we share updates, resources, and client stories daily!

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