Surrogate moms and HPV

Surrogacy-Quote-96by Amy
(New Haven)


I am interested in becoming a surrogate mom but I have HPV. My question is, will that disqualify me as a potential surrogate mom?

Reply by Rayven

HPV is extremely common these days. HPV is spread through skin-to-skin contact. What this means is if a woman is pregnant, and has an active case of HPV that the baby may come in contact with during delivery, she might opt to have a c-section to decrease the chance that the baby may come in contact with the virus.

With surrogacy, it is important to disclose the fact that you have HPV. If you are working with an agency, you need to let them know. You need to be clear and upfront with any potential intended parents and your clinic.

Having HPV may disqualify you from becoming a surrogate mother for some agencies, clinics and intended parents, but not from all. Keep in mind that many intended parents who are comfortable with the fact that you have HPV will only be comfortable if you commit to a c-section.

Best wishes!

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