Having twins via surrogate

  1. parliament65

    Hello, i’ve a doubt regarding the surrogacy process… i know that ivf is the only technique of choice in cases of surrogacy but what if we want to transfer two embryos to have two babies, twins?

    06/01/2018 at 14:29
  2. Hello parliament65,

    In IVF surrogacy procedures, fertilization is performed at the laboratory. Then, the best embryos are selected out of the resulting ones, and transferred to the womb of the gestational surrogate. In general, experts recommend Single Embryo Transfers to reduce the risks associated with multiple pregnancies.

    However, there are cases in which multiple embryos are transferred. But, even if more than one embryo is selected, chances for both to be able to implant are not 100% sure. In other words, even if you transferred 2 embryos with the purpose of having twins, you’ll have to wait and see what happens.

    In any case, a multiple pregnancy is an added risk in all cases, especially in surrogacy arrangements, where the risk affects both the gestational surrogate and the intended parents. However, if both of you agree when you sign the surrogacy agreement, then that’s set in stone. In fact, one of the most important aspects to consider when the moment of signing the contract arrives is the number of embryos to transfer.

    I hope this helps,

    Best wishes

    06/04/2018 at 14:39
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