The surrogacy process has seven parts and starts after a consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist. During this meeting, the doctor will review any medical records and schedule all necessary tests.

Hellobaby Surrogacy will closely guide intended parents and answer all their questions, including about possible uncertainties before and during the process.

1) Matching process

Hellobaby Surrogacy helps in matching intended parent(s) with appropriate candidates who have similar goals and expectations about the surrogacy experience. Hellobaby Surrogacy will collaborate with clinic professionals and the intended parent(s) to manage surrogate treatment throughout the pregnancy and until the baby is born.

Hellobaby Surrogacy will proceed with the surrogate’s medical tests and psychological screening.

2) Screening

Carrier screening Includes:

– Complete obstetrical and gynecological records review by the physician of the intended parent(s)

– Consultation with the physician of the intended parent(s)

– Infectious disease blood work for the gestational carrier and her partner

– Physical examination

– Saline sonohysterogram uterine test

– Psychological screening with a mental health professional

Once all pertinent records have been cleared, all testing results are approved, and legal clearance has been received, the designated coordinator will schedule the transfer cycle.

3) The surrogate contract

Before starting surrogacy, we require all approved documentation. Reproductive attorneys will draft legal agreements between the intended parent(s), gestational carrier, and egg or sperm donors.

The physician of the intended parent(s) and Hellobaby Surrogacy’s team will meet to review all test results, documents, signed consents, and legal clearance.

4) Starting the surrogate’s cycle

Hellobaby Surrogacy’s staff will coordinate the cycle start date for the surrogate, including the embryo transfer date. The transferred embryos can be “fresh” or “frozen”. During a fresh embryo cycle, the Hellobaby Surrogacy’s team will synchronize the egg donor and female intended parent cycles. The team will prepare the surrogate’s uterus to receive the embryos at the appropriate time.

5) Embryo transfer

Under ultrasound guidance, the doctors will transfer the embryo(s) into the surrogate’s uterus through the cervix to achieve a pregnancy.

6) Pregnancy test

The gestational carrier will take a blood pregnancy test (HCG) 12-14 days after her embryo transfer to confirm the pregnancy.

7) Pregnancy follow-up

The clinic will manage the gestational carrier for roughly eight to ten weeks following her positive pregnancy test. After that, the surrogate is transferred to the obstetrician who will monitor fetal development and pregnancy until birth. All medical records will be forwarded to named OB office.

The legal team will complete the “parental establishment” legal process. This legal process results in the intended parent(s) being named the legal parents of their children.

During the surrogate’s third trimester, Hellobaby Surrogacy will complete an interview with the delivery hospital to review the hospital policies, and we will also help the surrogate and intended parent(s) create a birth plan to outline everyone’s wishes for delivery day. After the baby is born, the intended parent(s) will go to the delivery hospital to pick up the baby.

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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