FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For Intended Parents and Surrogate Mothers
A Gestational Carrier is a woman who carries a child conceived through the process of in-vitro fertilization, which means the child is not biologically related to the carrier. This differs from a Traditional Surrogacy arrangement where the surrogate supplies the egg and is the biological mother of the child she delivers. Conceivable Conceptions finds Gestational Carriers and manages Gestational Carrier arrangements exclusively.
Not only is surrogacy a demanding process but so is pregnancy in general. You must have the full support of your husband or partner to be a part of this program. If you are single, then it is necessary for you to have a support system in place for assistance along the way and emergencies.
Yes you can. This is not a disqualifying factor.
You will not be disqualified as long as you’ve had a healthy, full term pregnancy since.
It is so hard to state a specific amount of time as the length of this process depends on so many factors. It is reasonable to estimate about a year and a half to two years from the time you sign on with Conceivable Conceptions until birth takes place.
Conceivable Conceptions is focused on the relationship that grows between the Surrogate Mother and the Intended Parents. We encourage open, honest, and regular communication so that a meaningful connection can be fostered.
Eligibility for government programs like TANF, food stamps, and Section 8 housing is based on strict income requirements. The reimbursements you receive while acting as a gestational carrier could potentially impact your eligibility for these programs.
The BMI guidelines are set by the IVF clinics and are established not only for health reasons, but also to ensure that you will respond appropriately to the necessary medications. Research shows that success rates are negatively impacted by a higher BMI.
The guidelines set by fertility clinics state that we can accept carriers three months after a vaginal delivery and six months after a c-section.
You may begin the application process, as this does take some time, but you will need to stop breastfeeding before your medical screening and have at least two regular menstrual cycles before your embryo transfer can occur.
The IVF clinics set the age limit and will occasionally make exceptions, but this is a rare occurrence. Due to fluctuating hormones after 41 years of age and the increased health risks to you and the baby, the age limit is no higher than 41 years of age.
Unfortunately, the use of anti-depressants for any reason could disqualify you. You must have ceased using anti-depressants for 12 months before applying, provide detailed records from the doctor who treated you, prescribed the medications and followed your treatment, and you will need to get a letter from that physician authorizing you to become pregnant again. Postpartum depression is a serious issue and for your health and safety, cannot be taken lightly.
Any STDs/STIs that could be communicated to a fetus or baby will disqualify you, whereas others, such as genital warts and genital herpes, may not. Please keep in mind it may be harder to match you with Intended Parents that would be comfortable using a carrier with any type of STD/STI.
Yes, you should still apply as there are couples who share these same beliefs. You do need to understand that it could take longer to match you with the right couple, because they are less common.