Gestational Surrogates: Medical Screening

Thank you for choosing Simple Surrogacy as your Surrogacy agency! We are excited to help you welcome a new bundle of joy into your life. One of the most important steps in the Surrogacy journey is selecting your Surrogate! This step is important because they will be the one carrying your child throughout the process. At Simple Surrogacy, we only choose the best possible Surrogates for our Intended Parents. This includes their medical health. This blog will look at some of the steps in the medical screening process that we require our Surrogates to pass before they join our roster.

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine Guidelines

All of our Gestational Surrogates are carefully screened first by looking at their medical records from previous deliveries, having their background checked, and having a psychological evaluation. After they pass the internal Agency screening and are selected for a match, they will then be screened in person by a clinic of your choice using the strict guidelines provided by The American Society for Reproductive Medicine. This screening at your clinic will include a detailed medical history of the potential Surrogate, a physical exam, comprehensive laboratory testing, as well as a physical screening. The potential Surrogate may then be required to undergo multi-disciplinary consultations with internists and specialists, psychologists for a MMPI, and possibly 
geneticists.

Gestational Surrogates Screening

There are many details that go into the screening of your surrogate, including:

  • Consultation 
with
 a 
Reproductive 
Endocrinologist
  • 
Physical 
examination
  • 
Gynecological 
Exam
  • 
Blood
 count
 and 
chemistry
  • 
Blood
 type 
and 
RH
  • 
Drug 
toxicology
  • 
Screening
 for 
rubella,
 cytomegalovirus,
 
toxoplasmosis
  • 
HIV
 Antibody
  • 
Hepatitis 
A, 
B
 and
 C 
Surface
 Antigen
  • 
RPR 
for
 Syphilis
  • 
Cytomegalovirus
 (CMV)
  • 
Cervical
 Cultures
 for
 Gonorrhea, 
Chlamydia,
 Ureaplasma, 
and
 Mycoplasma
  • 
Genetic 
Testing 
for 
Cystic 
Fibrosis, 
Tay 
Sachs
 Disease, 
Sickle 
Cell Disease, 
and 
Thalassemia
  • 
FSH 
‐ 
cycle
 day
 2
 or 
3
  • 
Group 
B 
Strep
  • 
Hysterosalpingogram 
or
 Sono‐hysterosalpingogram
  • 
Consultation
 with 
the 
IVF 
nurse
 coordinator
 regarding 
the
 treatment
 protocol,

 



medication
 and
 teaching 
of 
injections

The Simple Surrogacy Difference

If you’re looking to grow your family with Surrogacy, contact the team at Simple Surrogacy today! We will match you with the perfect Surrogate and our team will be there with you throughout the entire process. Visit us online or call us today to learn more.

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