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Risk During Surrogacy


Surrogacy is a promising technology for parents facing infertility. The technique has been proved very useful for a number of intended couples by blessing them the satisfaction of parenting a child. As it has been said that every coin has two faces, thus surrogacy has also some of the risks involved in the procedure. These risks are most important to be known to intended parents so that they can have knowledge of both the pros and cons of the procedure. 


Women of all ages thinking of surrogacy should be aware of critical challenges while going along with IVF, male fertility medications, having a baby and the birth. The actual listing put together beneath is usually an extensive set of all risks associated with unwanted effects, troubles and critical challenges that surrogate moms can face later or while surrogacy.


Surrogacy contracts frequently have sections dealing with challenges or the risks the surrogate mother does under into. Nonetheless, the rules are not always explained in details, thus intended parents as well as the surrogate is not made aware of the same.


Women of all ages ought to go through this specific set of challenges and think self-assured about carrying on with a surrogacy arrangement. Many surrogate moms end up with critical troubles and/or decrease the ability of their reproductive system. As surrogates can end up losing their reproductive abilities and thus it is recommend to surrogates to complete their family before getting into surrogacy procedure.


A list of the risks to surrogates while or during the procedure is explained here for a better understanding. Here are the excerpts:

  • Blood Drawing - mild discomfort to surrogate and additional risk of developing a bruise at the needle site.
  • Risks associated to Fertility Medication - hot flushes, feeling down or irritable, headaches and restlessness.
  • Risks Associated with Pregnancy - nausea, indigestion, constipation, weight gain, bloating, backaches, difficulty sleeping, breast pain, higher blood pressure, hormonal mood changes, stretch marks, loose skin, abdominal and vaginal muscle weakness, varicose veins, pre-eclampsia, placenta previa, gestational diabetes, anemia, embolism, cardiopulmonary arrest, placental abruption, molar pregnancy, future infertility, permanent disability, and death, exhaustion. These are not just limited risks to surrogacy as effects can have further discomfort as a result of the risks explained here.
  • Ultrasound Examinations risks - minimal discomfort is one associated risk to ultrasound examination other side effects have not been listed till now.
  • Psychological Distress - sometimes associated with assisted reproductive technology procedures.
  • Multiple birth risk to the surrogate - multiple births carry risks to the health of the mother and the unborn babies.
  • Post-Delivery risks- it has often seen that the surrogate develops a relation with the child to be born and thus after the delivery of the child the surrogate feels sadness and depression.