For some couples, conceiving a child can be a challenge. Surrogacy, then, offers a life-changing option to help them have a child of their own.

Infertility, artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization–these are terms you have probably encountered more than once in your life. In fact, you may have heard them from friends or family who have had trouble carrying and bearing a child. 

On the other hand, in-vitro fertilization, or gestational surrogacy, allows the couple to be the biological parents of the child. Here, the intended parents provide the fertilized egg to be inseminated to the surrogate, who will then carry and bear the child

Aside from reproductive issues, there are other reasons why couples opt for surrogacy. Older couples choose surrogacy, as their bodies are no longer optimal for childbearing. Younger couples, on the other hand, may have genetic problems that they do not want to pass to their child, so they opt for donors or surrogates instead.

Moreover, conditions such as heart problems, diabetes and other diseases may also put a woman’s health and pregnancy at risk. Heart problems, for instance, can cause pulmonary hypertension that can be dangerous for the mother, while diabetes can cause gestational defects in the baby. If that’s the case, surrogacy can help address these problems. Certain other diseases require medication which a woman cannot be on while pregnant.

For couples who have been trying their best to bear a child, consider surrogacy as an option...start building your family now