Canadian Fertility Consultants – Once you have decided to become a surrogate mother, and are working with Intended parents, there are a number of tests that you will go through, administered by the Fertility clinic that your intended parents are working with.
Everyone involved in the surrogacy: both intended parents, the surrogate mother and her husband, as well as the ovum donor ( if one is involved) will go through some testing as part of the IVF screening.
In order to become a Gestational Surrogate, there are many criteria that must be met by all parties.
It is most important to be upfront, and honest, both with the CFC and the Fertility clinic.
We want to ensure that you all of our surrogates pass their medical screening, and that nobody is turned away due to an omission of critical information, such as the following:
-Pregnancy Health information
-Number of c-sections/Miscarriages
-Post Partum Depression (not treated)
Once you are at the Fertility clinic, you will meet with the Fertility Dr, his nurse, as well as the Social Worker to have an assessment done. The clinic will not only be testing yourself/partner, but will also be there to answer all of your questions about the surrogacy process, including timelines, medications, risks involved with the process, as well as what to expect during the cycle.
What tests to expect during the Initial Clinic appt.
-Meeting with Fertility Dr. for a full medical exam, including a pap, breast exam, and medical history.
-Blood work- STD