What is the BMI for circle surrogacy?
A surrogate must have a BMI of 32 or below; althought, in some cases she can have a BMI of up to 35. Class II Obesity, a BMI above 35, can increase the time to conception two-fold. Additionally, underweight women with a BMI less than 19 can take up to four times longer to conceive.
BMI is a very reliable indicator of potential complications, risks and health problems a woman might face throughout the surrogacy process, and given the very delicate nature of surrogacy, it's important to minimize these risks as much as possible.
Weight limitations are at the discretion of surrogacy professionals. It is up to them to set their own weight range for what they believe is best for pregnancy. In general though, most surrogacy professionals set their BMI requirements for surrogacy to be between 19 and 32.
Possible conditions that could affect your surrogacy are preterm labor, miscarriage, placenta previa and other issues that need medical intervention. You should talk to your doctor about whether your previous pregnancy conditions could disqualify you from surrogacy.
You should aim for a BMI of between 20 and 25, as this will optimise your chances of conception. Even in these modern times, nature knows best. If a woman's BMI falls below 19, the body senses famine and ovulation is switched off to prevent the risk of having a baby with malnutrition.
The ideal BMI for getting pregnant, either naturally or through IVF, is between 19 and 25; typically, IVF can be less successful in women with a BMI over 30. High BMI can also be associated with anesthetic risks during egg collection, and pregnancy complications such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Having a BMI of 30 or higher during pregnancy can increase the risk of complications for you and your baby. Working with your health care provider can help you manage your risks and promote a healthy pregnancy.
Women with a body mass index (BMI) above 27 are three times more likely than women in the normal weight range to be unable to conceive because they don't ovulate. Women who are overweight or obese are much less likely to conceive.
What will my midwife do if I am underweight? If your BMI was less than 18.5 before you became pregnant, you may be advised to gain more weight than someone who is in the normal range. Your midwife may refer you to the hospital antenatal clinic for extra scans to check on your baby's growth and development.
Many overweight women think they may be too large to become a surrogate. This is often not the case! Most fertility clinics do require a body mass index of 33 or lower.
What qualifies you to be a surrogate mother?
Be within a healthy height and weight ratio. Have a healthy reproductive history; having given birth to at least one child that you are raising. Have had all births occurring at 36 weeks+ gestation or later (unless a multiple pregnancy) without complications. Not be receiving state or federal financial aid.
At California Surrogacy Center, the average surrogate mother compensation is somewhere between $40,000 and $50,000. This is for first-time surrogate mothers, as repeat surrogate mothers typically get paid between $53,000 and $83,000 (including benefits).
A: Being overweight does not necessarily disqualify you from being a surrogate. The IVF physician that performs your medical evaluation will make this determination. If you are considered to be obese, you may not qualify.
All women with a BMI of 35 or more:
You will be referred to see a consultant obstetrician to discuss your antenatal care and your plans for the birth.
If you are obese (BMI of 30 or higher) and need IVF, you might have a significantly improved chance for success if you reduce your weight before going through the procedure.
As the average BMI of women has increased, models have remained significantly below this average, often with BMIs of a mere 15 or 16 – considered clinically underweight. The BMIs of celebrity women are only slightly better, most commonly ranging from 17 to 20.