Becoming a surrogate is a life altering experience that can be incredibly rewarding. However, it is important to consider the decision to become a surrogate seriously before you sign up to do it.

Just like a regular pregnancy, a surrogate pregnancy comes with medical risks such as nausea, weight gain, heartburn, back pain and swelling. We recommend that you discuss with your obgyn the standard risks associated with pregnancy and delivery.

Before moving forward with the process, you will have a chance to discuss the risks associated with IVF with the fertility doctor. But, some of the risks include bruising at the injection site, headaches and mood swings.

Additionally, there can be emotional risks involved since you will not be going home with the baby. You will have a chance to discuss the emotional risks involved with a mental health professional.