Surrogacy entails a pact between a woman and the commissioning couple. The woman pledges to become pregnant and hand over the baby to the third party, commissioning couple upon delivery. Surrogacy can come in the following forms:
Full, Gestational or Host Surrogacy
It entails the use of gametes from intended parents or/and donors and the transfer of the embryo to the surrogate. Here, the surrogate will not have any genetic link to the baby.
Partial or straight Surrogacy
This is an artificial insemination by using the intended father’s or donor’s sperm. Here, the surrogate’s egg will be used, hence she will have a notable genetic link with the baby.
Parental Care labor is essential towards ensuring smooth delivery of the baby. The surrogate mother needs to be well taken care of in order to give birth to a healthy baby. It is not just on how much do surrogates earn but the health of the surrogate mother is important as well.
Before a surrogacy delivery takes place, clinic doctors and obstetricians have to confirm if the fetus is fully grown. They have to ensure that the baby is indeed fit for delivery. In most cases, pregnant mothers have a feeling that pregnancy always lasts for 40 weeks. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Obstetricians can confirm that pregnancy lasts for 37 weeks. During this time clinic, doctors can initiate labor or organize c-section delivery to complete the pregnancy.
The delivery process
Commissioning couples will be summoned to appear in the clinic at the appropriate time. They ought to be available during the time of the delivery. In case the commissioning couples are overseas earlier arrangements need to be made for them to be present during childbirth.
The couple will not be allowed into the delivery room while the process is ongoing. They will only be notified once the delivery has been conducted. Then they will be allowed to come into the room and see the baby. Usually, nurses are given this task of revealing the good news to the commissioning couple.
After a successful child delivery, the surrogate mother is allowed to stay in the hospital for a while. This is to allow her to get fit before being discharged. Medical doctors will monitor her progress until they deem it fit for her to leave the hospitals.
Before delivery, the surrogate mother has a duty to take care of the baby. She can make any decision even if it is not in the better interest of the baby. This is where the commissioning couple needs to play their cards right. The couple has to ensure the surrogate mother takes good care of the unborn baby. They can nicely relate with this surrogate mother giving her the support she deserves. The commissioning couple and the surrogate mother need to display a high level of ethical values. This should be mutually beneficial to both parties.
Soon after birth, a parental responsibility agreement has to be signed by involved parties. This means the parental care will shift to the commissioning couple. If this parental responsibility pact is not signed, then the surrogate mother will have to take care of the baby.
Prenatal care labor and delivery in Surrogacy ensures this all surrogacy agreement goes on well. It spells out the mandate of every part facilitating a smooth process.