Becoming a Surrogate. Surrogate Mother Requirements
Nowadays surrogacy is one of the most effective methods of infertility treatment for women without uterus or those who can’t carry a child on their own because of different contraindications which make pregnancy dangerous. Usually, it’s caused by genetic diseases like oncology, diabetes mellitus etc.
How to become a surrogate mother and help infertile women?
Generally, each mature woman who is under 35 and has, at least, one healthy child can become a surrogate mother. But according to the Law of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine No. 787 from 09.09.2013 there are some additional obligatory requirements for a potential surrogate mother like absence of any contra indications to pregnancy and bearing a child, chronic and infectious diseases, bad habits like smoking, alcoholism, drug addiction. Psychological (absence of nervous and psychological disorders) and somatic health, clean record are also required. In addition, at least, 12 months should pass after the last childbirth.
Become a surrogate mother, you, first of all, should write a special surrogacy agreement about your free-will wish to take part in the surrogacy journey, pass an interview and cope with psychological tests. After this you have to pass the complex integral checkup and all necessary examinations to be allowed to become a surrogate mother: