Surrogacy is an arrangement, often supported by a legal agreement, whereby a woman (surrogate mother) agrees to bear a child for another person or persons, who will become the child’s parent after birth. – Wikipedia
Surrogacy basically is of two types: traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate mother is also the genetic mother of the child. In gestational surrogacy, however, she is simply a host who shares no genetic connection with the child.
Who needs a surrogate mother?
- An intending mother who has under developed uterus, or does not have one.
- An intending mother who has suffered uterine damage due to scarring/adhesions/severe Asherman’s syndrome or endometrosis.
- An intending mother who has been advised not to carry a pregnancy due to a serious health condition like high blood pressure, renal failure / transplantation, auto immune diseases, or who is about to undergo medical treatment that compromises her genetic make-up e.g. cancer treatment.
- An intending mother who has had repeated, un resolved miscarriages
- An intending mother whose uterus has failed to respond to several hormonal stimulations
Basic Gestational Surrogacy Facts
- Gestational surrogacy treatment is at least 15 years old in Nigeria.
- The end to end management, from search & selection of a surrogate to delivery of the baby is possible in Nigeria.
- Treatment is through IVF and Nigeria has world class specialists & hospitals for this.
- Gestational Surrogates do not contribute DNA material to the unborn child. The baby only requires shelter, feeding, warmth and protection from her.
- There are legal contracts and documents that can be drawn to ensure all parties are protected.
- Surrogate delivered babies are normal, healthy and bond easily with their biological mothers.
- Mothers of surrogate delivered babies are able to breastfeed their babies.
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