I had gestational diabetes with my first pregnancy but not my 2nd. Do I qualify?
I had gestational diabetes with my first pregnancy but not my 2nd. 🙂 I also had gestational hypertension the last couple weeks of my pregnancy. I had a c section my first time and then the second time it was an automatic repeat c section. I had two health babies and fast recoveries ,etc. Can I be a surrogate for my best friend? We are not applying through an agency. We just have to do the paperwork through the fertility clinic.
Reply by Rayven
Your hypertension along with your gestational diabetes would most likely disqualify you from becoming a surrogate mother through any agency.
But, since you will be not be working with an agency, but will be helping your friend directly, then your acceptance will be based on two factors:
First, has your personal OB/GYN cleared you for a third pregnancy, and an IVF pregnancy at that?
If so, then it will really be up to your friend’s IVF clinic itself. They will go through your medical history to determine if you meet their requirements.
Either way, for you to even be considering helping your friend like this, you are a very special person.