Do allergies affect surrogacy?

Surrogacy-Quote-45by wiraporn slemp
(Anaheim,CA )

Can I be a surrogate mother if my first child has allergies?

Reply by Rayven
This answer will depend on a few things. First, are you considering traditional surrogacy or gestational surrogacy?

If you are considering gestational surrogacy, where you get pregnant via In-Vitro Fertilization, and are not biologically related to the child, then the fact that your own child has allergies will not make any difference whatsoever.

It would be more important if YOU had allergies, specifically allergic reactions to medications, latex, or severe allergies like bee stings or peanuts that could cause anaphylactic shock while pregnant.

If you are going to be a traditional surrogate, where you would get pregnant via artificial insemination and would, in fact, be the biological mother of the child, then it really depends on what type of allergies we are talking about here.

Are we talking about common hay fever? Allergies to cats? These would probably not be that big of a deal.

But if you are talking about severe allergies that can cause life-threatening anaphylactic shock such as peanuts or bee-stings, then this information would have to be carefully considered before choosing you as a traditional surrogate mother.

Best wishes!


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