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Value of surrogacy
Surrogacy is the most expensive fertility treatment available
Within the assisted reproduction plans and techniques, this varies according to the country where it is decided to carry out as well as the requirements of the Intentional Parents and can be between € 50,000 and € 180,000.
What general factors should intended parents take into account?
It is necessary to be clear about the expenses that must be covered at the time of starting a surrogacy treatment, for which cases certain treatments are indicated, and who is responsible for each of these expenses.
On the other hand, payments start to be made from day one of starting treatment and to the pregnant woman month by month since the pregnancy is positive.
Another important factor that could increase the expected value for treatment is difficulty in achieving pregnancy, complications or later problems. In this sense, our recommendations from Make New Family are aimed at minimizing the risk and therefore increasing the expected value
. Single pregnancies are much less risky than twin pregnancies since they tend to have complications during and after pregnancy such as, Preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, premature births as well as low birth weight of the baby, that is why we recommend the transfer of a single embryo, in this way we guarantee the safety of both the pregnant woman and the baby.
In conclusion, having extra money in case something unforeseen occurs during the surrogacy will never be too much.
Assisted reproduction treatments in Colombia
For its part, Colombia is one of the cheapest countries to achieve the dream of being parents, surrogacy requires the expense of the IVF treatment itself, which in other countries can be found in a price range of between 3,000 € and € 25,000 in Colombia we find it at $ 12,000,000 to $ 13,000,000 million pesos, this value varies depending on whether or not the use of eggs or sperm from a donor is required.
What does in vitro fertilization involve?
It is a treatment that allows to fertilize an egg with a sperm outside the uterus, more precisely in the laboratory, but in order to reach this point, it is necessary to start with an ovarian stimulation treatm
ent. the patient or that donor eggs are required, in both cases the purpose of ovarian stimulation is to obtain a greater number of eggs from the woman, this treatment lasts from 10 to 12 days depending on how the patient's body responds During these days, she should apply a daily injection in total ten injections of FSH follicle stimulating hormone and a final injection that will prevent ovulation until the day of the procedure, so that on the twelfth day the extraction of said eggs can be done by puncture of oocytes. This procedure is performed by sedation, which helps the patient feel no discomfort and can take approximately 15 minutes. In the same way, it is necessary to have sperm from either the partner or a donor, so it is necessary to obtain a semen sample.On
ce the eggs and sperm are obtained, they will be fertilized in the laboratory with help of a microscope, thus forming one or more quality embryos, which can be transferred to the uterus of the patient or of a surrogate mother in this case.
Being clear about what the process consists of, it is important to consider the risk that something could go wrong, which could force the specialists to cancel the treatment, in this sense it is important to know the cost of canceling the process at any stage, including the final phase, that is, the transfer of eggs.
Three factors that could increase the cost of surrogacy?
- Despite the fact that the pregnant woman has gone through at least one pregnancy, that is, she has no problems conceiving, there is the possibility that she will not get pregnant at the first transfer, which implies carrying out more treatments at their respective cost.
- That additional tests such as preimplantation genetic diagnosis, PGD, are needed.
- The use of a gamete donor.