Embryo Transfer Process for Surrogates

There are several different aspects to the embryo transfer process. Many times, surrogates will take oral contraceptives in order to sync the timing of her menstruation cycle to the same time as the intended mother’s cycle. This aids in making the transfer of eggs and embryos more uniform and easy.

During the actual transfer, a catheter is inserted into the surrogate’s vagina then uterus. The embryos will be placed through the catheter and into the uterus for implantation.

The surrogate will be asked to stay on bed rest for two to three days after the transfer.

Ten to fourteen days after the embryo transfer process, the surrogate will take a pregnancy test at the clinic. During the first 12 weeks, the surrogate will take several blood tests and ultrasounds to keep track of the progress. Both the intended parents and the surrogate will be involved and kept up-to-date on the progress of the pregnancy.

Although each IVF clinic is different, many of these steps remain the same. Have specific questions about the process? Ask us at Shared Conception. We can help!


5 comments (Add your own)

1. Olivea wrote:
i think that was a great thing her friend did for them, cotnargs to them. yes my sister asked me to do it for her and her husband a few months ago, which broke my heart to tell her no but they have two that are both under the age of 12 and then two more who are over the age of 18 and a 16 yo. but only the little ones live with them and they have ahard anuff time taking care of them and paying for everything so added a baby wouldnt help. i told her i would love to do it but i dont think right now would be the best time for it because they cant suport him/her, and i told her maybe in a few yo we will see how you guys are because im only going to be 22 so i have a few years left to have kids, but i think in this case i wasnt being a bad person be i didnt wanna help bring a life into this world and it not be taking care of i couldnt live with myself for that, i understand her need for a baby but i had to think about the baby in this case and it wouldnt be good for it.

Mon, August 6, 2012 @ 1:30 AM

2. Roberta wrote:
KKCongrats to them..but they should of thhogut about not having enough money before they implanted both herself and her best friend.. Why couldn't she of waiting to implant herself 3 months to see her the first one worked?? I really don't feel like anyone should be helping her with money.. There are so many other mothers out there who really need the help..

Mon, August 6, 2012 @ 5:48 AM

3. Shuhei wrote:
To be open to residents of all cuoetrins including Pakistan, Bangladesh, China and Sri Lanka, those availing of the medical visa with a validity of one year that can be extended for another year by the FRRO (Foreign Regional Registration Office) and thereafter by the Union home ministry would, however, be required to register themselves with the local FRRO within 14 days of their arrival at the place of treatment here .The medical visa would benefit foreigners seeking speciality treatment, both allopathic and in Indian systems of medicine, in recognized / registered hospitals or treatment centres.Until now, such patients had to enter the country on a tourist visa, valid for barely six months and subject to extension by the Union home ministry alone, causing them tremendous inconvenience in case an extended treatment was needed.

Thu, October 18, 2012 @ 12:42 PM

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Sat, October 20, 2012 @ 6:16 AM

5. Taryn wrote:
Question I can't carry a baby because of my kidneys an my friend is willing to carry it I don't have problems producing eggs and my husband has no problem with his sperm I've been told it's 16 thousand just for the process of putting our embryos in her is this right ????

Sat, May 13, 2017 @ 2:34 PM

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