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Dreaming of starting a family but finding yourself
struggling? It’s not uncommon for couples with a strong desire to have children
to find themselves unable to conceive. While there are a myriad of medical
options to consider, they don’t always have the desired results. There is
another option, though, and that’s surrogacy. Surrogacy is also becoming a
commonly chosen option, and for quite a few reasons.

Medical Reasons for
Surrogacy
One of the most common reasons a couple might choose to
consider surrogacy is medically related. Some women have reproductive illnesses
that prevent them from becoming pregnant, while others can become pregnant but
can’t carry full term. Women who have had illnesses that required a
hysterectomy may look towards surrogacy as well.

Alternately, some couples look toward surrogacy not
necessarily for reproductive reasons but to protect the health of the intended
mother. Some women take medications that are life sustaining but that may harm
a fetus. Stopping a medication for a pregnancy is not always a healthy or safe
option.

Age Related
Considerations
According to reproductivefacts.org, your chance of becoming
pregnant declines with age. A 30-year old woman in good health has a 20% chance
of becoming pregnant each month. A 40-year old woman has a 5% chance. A
later-in-life decision to start a family may not be impossible, but it may not
be healthy for a woman to carry a fetus full-term.

Same-Sex Couples
Couples in same-sex relationships can’t start families
without some sort of help. Women may look towards sperm donation so that one
mother can carry the baby full-term, but two men will always need the help of
either the surrogate or adoption process.
No matter what your reason for considering surrogacy, Open Arms is here to help. We
understand that you’ve already experienced a roller coaster of high and low
emotions, expectations, and more than your fair share of disappointments.
Please call us at (941) 741-4994 to talk. We’ll answer any questions you may
have about the process and how to get started.
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