- 8 Months ago
Surrogacy is an arrangement in which another woman carries and delivers a child for a couple or a person who for some reason is not able to have their own baby. World over, in whichever country surrogacy is allowed, one of the intended parents must be biologically related to the baby. Many medical conditions in women make them opt for surrogacy:
1. Absence or malformation of the womb
2. Recurrent pregnancy loss
3. Repeated in vitro fertilization (IVF) implantation failures.
4. Female infertility
5. Medical issues that make pregnancy and delivery both risky and impossible
Although most surrogacies turn out well, it is difficult to determine the outcome as there are several factors like age of the surrogate mother, age of the egg donor, the surrogate mother's ability to get pregnant and even the quality of the sperm and egg coming from the donors.
There are different types of surrogacies based on the mode in which it is carried out.