Surrogate motherhood is a method of treating infertility, in which the surrogate mother agrees to endure a genetically alien child for her whose biological parents take him after birth. Currently, surrogacy in New Zealand is used in the treatment of a number of pathologies associated with infertility. Assisted reproductive technologies include surrogacy as one of the methods, along with IVF, IVF + ICSI, and artificial insemination.
A surrogate mother is necessary when the biological mother’s eggs are capable of fertilization, but the woman herself is unable to bear and give birth to the child. Legal regulation of surrogacy services allows the conclusion of a contract for a woman (biological mother) for the following medical reasons:
- congenital or acquired absence of the uterus (for example, due to a genetic disease – Rokitansky-Kyustner syndrome or diseases, during the treatment which had to resort to the removal of the uterus)
non-treatable synechia (adhesions) in the uterine cavity, as a result of which pregnancy is impossible;
- congenital or acquired pathology of the uterus or cervix (for example, infantile uterus);
- various diseases in which gestation of pregnancy is not possible or contraindicated (for example, severe cardiovascular disease);
- repeated unsuccessful attempts of IVF when high quality embryos are not taken root in the uterus.
Surrogate maternity services in the clinic
The program includes:
- provision of a candidate that meets your requirements; search for a surrogate mother;
- preparation and carrying out all the necessary medical procedures (from synchronization of the surrogate and biological mother cycles to the replanting of the surmame embryo);
- management of a surrogate pregnancy before childbirth;
- legal support (drawing up an agreement between the surrogate mother and biological parents) and the paperwork for the child in the registry offices.