5 Requirements Nevada Surrogates Must Have
Being a surrogate is a beautiful experience for the women who choose it. The act of surrogacy is one of selflessness, love, compassion, and generosity. A truly high calling for those that feel it is the right path for them. One of the roles that Genesis Rising plays in the surrogacy process is making sure that the choice is safe for the potential surrogate, child, and intended parents. After all, surrogacy is a medical procedure as well as a spiritual experience for some, an adventure for others, and an ultimate act of giving for all.
Because the safety of so many people is impacted through surrogacy, there are strict requirements that Nevada women must meet to be able to qualify as a gestational carrier.
Let's look at some of them.
A Surrogate Must Have At Least One Child Of Her Own - There are a few different reasons why this requirement is so important. A mother that has a child often has a higher understanding and respect for families and being a parent. She will understand the value of the gift she is giving the intended parents. This requirement is also intended to emotionally protect the surrogate - women who have already experienced pregnancy and childbirth are more suited to prepare for the experience. This requirement also allows clinics to preview the potential surrogate's prenatal, pregnancy and delivery records, ensuring that a potential surrogate does not have a history of complications and is more likely to carry and deliver a baby with less potential risk.
A Surrogate Must Be In A Stable Living Situation - Though surrogacy and pregnancy are joyous occasions, they are stressful and emotional. An unstable living situation can contribute to unnecessary stress and trauma for the surrogate mother and can cause potential risks to the pregnancy. We want to make sure that the surrogates matched with the intended parents are going to have the best chance at a successful and healthy pregnancy.
A Surrogate Must Be Between The Ages Of 21 And 38 - Women in this age range are optimal for pregnancy and childbirth. Women outside of this range have an increased risk of health complications that can affect both the woman and the surrogate. Again, for the safety and protection of everyone involved, surrogates must fall in the optimal age range.
A Surrogate Cannot Use Tobacco Products, Alcohol Or Illegal Drugs During The Pregnancy - All of these substances can potentially affect the pregnancy and the baby. Absolutely no tobacco use, alcohol use, or drug use is allowed during the pregnancy.
A Surrogate Must Maintain A Body Mass Index Of Under 33 - This is for the health and safety of the surrogate and the child. Body Mass Index (BMI) over 33 can cause potential risks - again, our priority is the safety of everyone involved. We cannot risk the health and well-being of a surrogate or a baby.
While different clinics and regions of the United States may vary in requirements, these are some of the requirements of surrogate applicants through Genesis Rising If you have more questions, please contact one of our surrogacy specialists today.