If you're considering becoming a surrogate, there are a few things you should know before making your decision. Being a surrogate is one of the most rewarding experiences, but also one of the biggest commitments, and it's important to be sure that you're ready for the wonderful journey ahead. In today's blog post from Lotus Eilte, we will discuss five things that women wish they knew before becoming surrogates. We hope that this information will help you make an informed decision about whether or not surrogacy is right for you! Contact us to learn more or to apply today.
Compensation is Spread Out Over the Course of the Pregnancy
One of the first things you should know about surrogacy is that compensation is typically spread out over the course of the pregnancy. This means that you will not receive a lump sum payment at the beginning or end of your journey. Instead, you will receive regular payments throughout the pregnancy to help cover your costs. Although monetary compensation is a great benefit of surrogacy, one of the main reasons to become a surrogate mother is to help individuals and couples start a family. This is an incredibly rewarding role for many women, as they have the chance to make others’ dreams of becoming a parent come true when they themselves cannot conceive.
There is an Intense Screening Process
Becoming a surrogate is a big responsibility — after all, you’re committing to carrying someone else’s unborn child to term. That said, not everyone can become a surrogate mother. Before you can become a surrogate, you will need to go through an intense screening process. This process includes background checks, psychological evaluations, and medical screenings. There is a list of surrogate requirements that potential candidates must have in order to apply for surrogacy, as this helps to ensure that the surrogacy is a success for both the surrogate mother and the intended parents.
You Must Prepare Your Body
It is important to prepare your body for the pregnancy. You will need to make sure that you are in good health and have a healthy body mass index (BMI). You may also need to adjust your diet and exercise routine to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Read about our full list of surrogacy requirements here.
You Must Be Open to Consistent Communication
If you become a surrogate, you will need to be open to consistent communication with the intended parents and your surrogate agency. This may include weekly phone calls or video chats, as well as regular updates on the pregnancy.
You May Face Challenges Along the Way
Although surrogacy can be a very rewarding experience, it can also be challenging at times. There may be times when you feel overwhelmed or frustrated. It is important to have a support system in place to help you through these tough moments. Road to Baby is able to offer surrogate mothers a high level of attention that is unmatched by any other surrogacy agency. Our team is made up of experienced professionals that can be reached 24/7. Each member of our team works together to ensure that the journey of the surrogate is smooth and positive during each step of the process.
If you are considering becoming a surrogate, contact us at Lotus Eilte today to learn more about the surrogacy process or to apply!