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What are the Risks of Surrogacy in Oklahoma? 

OK surrogacy is a unique process that allows families who are unable to have children of their own to start a family through the pregnancy of a surrogate mother. Surrogacy is a great way for a woman to provide for another family and receive compensation. Pregnancy is such a complex process, but the process of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) adds an additional layer of complexities. Thus, there are some risks that potential surrogate mothers should be aware of before beginning the surrogacy process. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is a private surrogacy agency that has assisted countless surrogate mothers through surrogacy in Oklahoma and is well aware of any risks that may accompany the journey. 

Pregnancy Complications During The Surrogacy Process

One of the main risks in the Oklahoma surrogacy process is the potential for pregnancy complications. As a surrogate mother, you will be impregnated through a process called IVF. This process is not much different than a traditional pap smear. Still, since multiple embryos will be transferred into the uterus, there is a risk of having multiple babies, going into labor earlier than expected, or being underweight birthing children. As with any pregnancy, you will experience some adverse symptoms, but women become seriously ill in some cases. This is why all of our surrogate mothers at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma must have a previous pregnancy that was free from complications. We want to ensure that your experience as a surrogate mother is as smooth as possible and that you and the baby are safe. There is always the risk of a miscarriage or congenital disability with pregnancy, but IVF does not heighten the risk of these things happening. However, as a surrogate mother, you need to be aware of the potential risks accompanying pregnancy. 

The Emotional Complications of Becoming a Surrogate Mother in Oklahoma

While there are risks that accompany your physical pregnancy as a surrogate mother, emotional complications accompany the surrogacy process. Although you may assume when you begin the process that parting with the child once you have given birth won’t be too difficult for you, some mothers struggle with watching the child they birthed leave with different parents. Although it’s possible to maintain a relationship with the child you give birth to as they grow up, you will not be their parent, so the separation may be difficult for you to accept. Additionally, even if you haven’t experienced postpartum depression before, there is still a chance you may experience depression from fluctuating hormones. However, don’t be alarmed at this thought since Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma ensures holistic care for surrogate mothers, including support following birth. You won’t be left alone to deal with any difficult emotions you may have. 

So Why Choose OK Surrogacy?

Although there are definitely some risks when it comes to OK surrogacy, the benefits outweigh the risks in the end for many surrogate mothers. Beyond the compensation that you can receive from being a surrogate mother, giving birth to a child for a family that is unable to have kids of their own is an amazing opportunity to use your ability to be pregnant for an excellent cause. Your willingness to serve will provide a child for a family, and this opportunity might allow you to form a unique relationship with the child. If you are looking to be a surrogate mother but are concerned about the potential risks or would like to receive more information, please contact Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma, where our staff is waiting to assist you in any way they can. 

Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is a surrogacy and adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and a leader in the community. We assist both intended parents and gestational carriers (surrogates). Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized experience to all involved in the surrogacy process.
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KylaMeet the author: Kyla’s life has been filled with adventure and transition – both good and difficult. She loves to take on challenges head-on and lead an organized and balanced life. She’s passionate about many different areas and loves how writing gives her the flexibility to engage in research of almost every field of study imaginable. She grew up very involved in theater and music and continues to use her free time to play the piano and sing. However, she is also very interested in how the natural world works and takes any chance she has to spend the day away from crowds, enveloped in the seclusion of nature. Growing up in the Philippines, she’s had some unique experiences that have shaped her worldview and given her a deeper understanding and appreciation for different cultures. She gets excited about research papers, completed to-do lists, and her morning coffee.

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