At New Life South Africa, we gladly proffer surrogacy services not only to the intending parents hailing locally from different corners of South Africa but also to those residing in other countries who for legislative reasons cannot avail our services directly but can have their frozen embryos (created through in vitro fertilization technology), safely preserved in New Life South African clinic. We can nevertheless organize the arrival of willing and competent surrogate mothers who would fly into this amazing country, get safely inseminated by our client’s embryos, fly back to her country of origin, get pregnant and finally deliver the healthy child. The intending parents can take possession of their child the place and time they want to after clearance of procedural formalities and payment of the fees, which is very reasonable. This is a unique arrangement that we take pride in organizing and delivering our services to our clients smoothly keeping their comfort and success of the entire effort as a top priority requirement.
Third party reproduction, which included gestational surrogacy and egg donation, is one of the fasters growing areas of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). There are many people who need assistance from surrogate mother for various reasons: inability of the mother to carry a pregnancy safely, having history of recurrent miscarriages, having conditions that make pregnancy and birth dangerous, absent or abnormal uterus, history of failed In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). A lot of times surrogacy is the only chance for couples to become parents.
Gestational surrogacy involves creating embryos via In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) using eggs from the intended mother or donor and sperm from the father or donor. Resulting embryos then are transferred to surrogate mother. This way intended parents can have genetically related child.
As New Life South Africa we have extensive knowledge and experience in the field of surrogacy. We assist intended parents in selection of a surrogate and matching her with them. We have large database of generous , trustworthy and healthy surrogate mothers who meet an extensive list of criteria. They all undergo complete medical and psychological evaluation to be considered a surrogate mother. The routine screening tests for surrogate mothers include:
- Complete blood count/Hemoglobin
- Blood group
- HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
- HbsAg (Hepatitis B)
- VDRL (Syphillis)
- HCV ( Hepatitis C)
- FSH (CD2-4) – Follicle Stimulating Hormone
- Anti Mullerian Hormone Test
- LH (CD2-4) – Luteinizing Hormone (must be measured on day 2-4 of menses )
- TSH/T3/T4 – Thyroid Stimulating Hormone/Thyroid Function Test
Prolactin- measures the level of hormone prolactin produced by the pituitary gland (blood test done within three hours of waking). High levels can indicate infertility.Pelvic ultrasound for Antral Follicle Count (day 3-5 of menses )
- Vaginal swab tests for Chlamydia to rule out any infection that may flare up during or after retrieval Blood Tests on Chlamidia, Herpes and Citomegaloviruses.
We work closely with each intended parent to ensure arrangements are customized to meet the individual needs of all parties involved.