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Difference between surrogacy and IVF

Difference between surrogacy and IVF

  1. annabella

    Hey, I hope you are doing well. I also have the same problem. I have been facing infertility without any cause. I have been TTC for 10 years. But nothing worked for me. But there are procedures like IVF or surrogacy. You should try one of them. I am planning for surrogacy. As it is safer like normal pregnancy. Surrogacy has the high success rate as compared to IVF. Surrogacy is worth trying procedure. But the most important thing is choose the clinic carefully. Choose a procedure and clinic carefully. I hope things work for you.

    08/18/2018 at 14:58
  2. Hello hows it going?? did you eventually opt for surrogacy? how did things turn out? I’m also planning surrogacy but I’m still wary.
    Don’t know which destination to chose. I don’t have many financial resources so I might need to apply for a loan. I’m not sure about investing more in a safe destination or saving money and risk it in a cheaper country.
    Advice would be appreciated!!

    10/02/2019 at 18:16
    • Hi there. I’m on the other side of the fence and mine was the case of donor egg IVF. Still we’ve always counted on surrogacy as our last option is case there’s no luck with any other treatment. So we did a huge research on the point while undergoing IVF shot at Ukrainian clinic. From what we’ve got to know, it’s absolutely surrogacy friendly country. Meaning the IP are considered to be the only legal parents of the baby born. The birth certificate is issued with their names. Even though donor egg was used. The surrogate has no right to keep the baby after deliver. Even though she changes her mind – You will get!! your baby in every case. Ukrainian law protects all the sides of the process, so there could be hardly a thing to worry about.

      10/22/2020 at 13:29
    • In brief, the surrogacy process in Ukraine goes on like this:
      Initial consultation. It usually contains the following activities: A set of tests depending on the program (fasting is mandatory). Consultation with a fertility specialist who will be in charge of your program (in case of stimulation you will need to have the transvaginal ultrasound check done). Consultation with a manager who will guide you through the program step by step. The signing of contracts. Before any initial consultation, you will receive the Guidelines for the Initial Consultation – failure to follow these recommendations may affect the initial consultation in a negative way. Search & confirmation of a surrogate mother, matching process. Waiting time depends on the type of contact. Stimulation & synchronization stage (about 2 weeks). The cycle of an egg donor or the biological mother is synchronized with the cycle of a surrogate mother. According to your contract, you have to follow all doctor’s instructions. In case of self-treatment or violation of the treatment protocol, the clinic may cancel the cycle and terminate the contract. Fertilization day, embryo transfer – the 2nd visit. In case the biological mother undergoes hormonal stimulation and is being prepared for egg retrieval, the second visit may take up to 10 days. If we are talking about surrogacy using own eggs it is not recommended to leave the same day. Flying the following day is fine.

      10/22/2020 at 13:37
    • I’m adding. The rules for sperm donation are similar as for the initial consultation – A man needs to abstain from ejaculation from 3 to 5 days before. After fertilisation the embryo development is monitored by embryology unit. The embryo transfer takes place on the 5th day. You will receive the protocol of embryo cultivation and transfer within 3 working days after the embryo transfer. HCG test, pregnancy confirmation. The first ultrasound scan is carried out in 2 weeks after the positive HCG test by the doctor in charge of the program. The report will be send the same or the next day after the check.
      Pregnancy monitoring. Delivery day. If you’re passing vip surrogacy plan, you may be present at delivery. Obtaining of the birth certificate for the baby (up to 1 week).
      This is some general outline of the process, all cases are different though. I hope it’s helps. May your surrogacy journey be smooth and fast, so that you could hold your LO soon. Good luck!

      10/22/2020 at 13:42
  3. Hello Blackhorse,

    I suggest you read the following article compiled with all destinations for surrogacy available: Where is surrogacy possible?

    Also have a look at the surrogacy budget: What do I have to except in a surrogacy buget?

    Hope this helps,


    10/03/2019 at 09:04
  4. Starting the IVF treatment process can be an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. Usually IVF is pursued only after other fertility treatments have failed. You may have been trying to conceive for months or, more likely, for years and years. But this is not always the case. Sometimes IVF is the very first treatment tried. I think it is completely up to the person’s personal history, age, previous problems etc.
    Seeking support from medical professionals is the only way to get the cause nailed and find a possible solution to you getting your baby.

    01/07/2020 at 13:54