While, before becoming a surrogate mother, you’re typically required to have had at least one successful pregnancy and childbirth, you may be wondering what your options are after completing a surrogate pregnancy. Specifically, you may be wondering if you can have additional children of your own after the surrogacy. While this is a topic to discuss with your doctor, here are some important questions to ask your doctor when the time for this conversation arrives. Here are some questions to consider.
Choosing to be a surrogate is an important and life changing decision, but you must also consider what comes after.
Is it wise to have more children of my own after becoming a surrogate mother?
This question may prompt your doctor to cite cases of other patients who decided to have more children of their own after becoming surrogate mothers and the risks that occurred in those cases. Several factors may impact your decision to have more children of your own including emotional risks, potential health complications, and more.
How long should I wait to become pregnant after being a surrogate?
Knowing how long you should wait to become pregnant again after a surrogacy is important because this will help you develop a timeline for possibly growing your family in the future. Asking your doctor this question will also help you create a plan of action regarding when to become a surrogate.
Are there emotional complications to consider when thinking of having more children of my own after the surrogacy?
If you haven’t yet gone through the surrogacy, you may not know what to expect in terms of the emotions that can come with the situation. Your doctor may be able to provide insight on the emotional ties of surrogacy or may refer you to a mental health professional who can answer this and similar questions.
Are there any notes I should take regarding my health and energy levels during the surrogate pregnancy that could impact the possibility of future pregnancies?
Keeping track of any health problems during your surrogate pregnancy may be important and may help your doctor determine if a future pregnancy is safe. Attending your regularly scheduled prenatal appointments during the surrogate pregnancy is another beneficial way to track this information.
Will my age in a few years impact the safety of a future pregnancy?
If you’re approaching the higher end of the recommended childbearing years, you may want to ask your doctor if another pregnancy after being a surrogate is a safe option. Learning that a pregnancy in a few years may be risky can be difficult, but it’s information you should know when deciding whether to have more children of your own.
Think you may want more children of your own after a surrogate pregnancy? Ask your doctor several important questions regarding this topic.
Becoming a surrogate mother is an important and life changing decision, but you may be wondering what your options are after the surrogate pregnancy. Having additional children of your own after a surrogate pregnancy is often an option, but there are important questions to ask your doctor regarding this topic before making a final decision. If you’re ready to become a surrogate mother, contact us today at (925) 945-1880 to get started.