Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Low cost surrogacy

Low cost surrogacy 

The cost of surrogacy involves many things . To  do at lower cost , the human resource is very important and must be freely available. There are plenty of potential surrogates in India ,and  compared  to the European and developed countries, the cost is very low in India . Another  factor which determines the cost of surrogacy is  the cost of living , which is also  considerably low in India. So it is much cheaper to do surrogacy in India and Kerala is a much sought after place because women are healthy and educated . 
The maternal and neonatal mortality rate in kerala  is very low and comparable to UK and USA . The success of surrogacy is quite high in Kerala .

The cost can be further reduced by doing single embryo transfer to surrogates which will avoid  multiple pregnancy( twins, or triplets) which is  30 % more expensive. NICU charges are also less for single babies .

The Surrogacy cost includes-
1.   Recruitment of surrogate mother and donor (if needed)
2.   All legal agreements.
3.   Keeping of  Medical records
4.   Blood test, scanning and medical check-up for surrogate mother and donor
5.   Counseling of surrogate mother, donor and surrogate mother’s husband
6    Injections and medicines for surrogate mother and donor
7.   OR  (Ovum pick-up; Oocyte retrieval) & General Anesthesia.
8.   IVF / ICSI Lab charges
9.   Surgeon’s fee, Embryologist’s fee, Nursing charges, Post / OP ICU charges
10. Embryo transfer
11. Food accommodation and travel for surrogate mothers
12. Regular scanning, blood test in pregnancy
13. Anti-natal screening for genetic abnormalities - nuchal translucency scan, double           marker/triple marker test, 3D/4D anomaly scan, Doppler scans, CTG monitoring.    14. Delivery / Caesarean
15.  Post-natal care of surrogate mother
16.  Remuneration to the surrogate mother

Additional costs (which might occur in some cases)

1.   Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
2.   NICU Charges
3.   DNA Testing
4.   Multiple pregnancies
5.   Fees for Passport, Citizenship, Visa, Birth Certificate, Exit Visa
6.   Accommodation and living expenses of biological parents when they are in India

Dr. Anita Mani
Infertility& Surrogacy Specialist at Gift IVF Centre


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