NFE/5.0 News of Surrogacy center en 2020 Feskov Human Reproduction Grp. Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:36:24 GMT News of Surrogacy center. The company was founded by Alexander Feskov, M.D., a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction, and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine ASRM. Surrogacy in Belgium: an action plan for future parents 8888002290 Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:51:00 GMT Surrogacy in Belgium: an action plan for future parents -  Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov Surrogacy in Belgium in terms of legislation
Surrogate mothers, oocyte and sperm donors: who are they?
Where in Belgium are surrogacy programs carried out?
The cost of ART with the involvement of surrogate mothers
Legal registration of a child born through surrogacy
Guaranteed programs with the birth of a healthy baby
Surrogacy in Belgium in terms of legislation
In Belgium, assisted reproductive technologies are partly regulated by the Law of July 6, 2007 (number 2007023090). Partly - because it spelled out the issues of donation, storage, disposal of oocytes, requirements for donors. But norms have not been developed in relation to a surrogate mother.
In fact, surrogacy is used in Belgium, including for foreign citizens, single people, couples living in a partnership without official registration, same-sex spouses / partners. But the lack of clearly defined norms puts future parents in a vulnerable position: a surrogate mother, if she wants, may refuse to give the child. And the court will almost certainly support her: from the point of view of the law, the mother of the child is the woman who gave birth to him. There are ways to guarantee your safety against such shocks, we will consider them in the article.
Surrogate mothers, oocyte and sperm donors: who are they?
Finding an egg donor or surrogate mother in Belgium is not an easy task. Primarily because these services, by law, can only be provided on a non-commercial basis. Few people have a pronounced altruistic motivation to undergo hormone therapy in the name of someone else's parental happiness. Realizing this, some clinics and agencies in Belgium “go around” the law. Only remuneration is prohibited, but no one forbids parents to compensate the oocyte donor for lost wages, transportation costs, and the cost of medical procedures. The situation is exactly the same with a surrogate mother: she is not entitled to remuneration for carrying and giving birth to a child, but compensation for the costs incurred, buying clothes for pregnant women, paying for medications and other expenses are an obligatory item of expenses for future parents.
As for the requirements for donors of oocytes, sperm and surrogate mothers, they are as follows:

A surrogate mother is a woman under 40 who gave birth to at least one healthy child naturally.
Oocyte donor - a woman from 18 to 35 years old with a satisfactory health condition (including the results of DNA analysis).
A sperm donor is a man from 18 to 45 with a satisfactory health condition (including the results of DNA analysis).

Egg / sperm donation can be anonymous or non-anonymous (most often in cases where a donor provides oocyte / sperm to specific people on request). Unlike surrogate mothers, donors do not have any rights to the child born using their biomaterial.
The donor and surrogate mother can be close friends or acquaintances of the future parents, if medical examination confirms their suitability for this role. If future parents do not have suitable candidates for these roles, the safest way is to contact the clinic where artificial insemination is supposed to be carried out. The doctors of the clinic may have their own bases.
Where in Belgium are surrogacy programs carried out?
In all of Belgium, only four clinics are accredited for ART with the involvement of surrogate mothers. These are State Hospital in Liege, University Hospitals of Ghent and Antwerp and University Hospital of St. Peter in Brussels. Expectant parents will have to choose one of the listed options. For same-sex couples, the birth of a child through surrogacy is possible only at the University Hospital of Ghent.
As you can see, there is little choice. Accordingly, there is no competition between clinics, so future parents should not count on special conditions and favorable offers.
The cost of ART with the involvement of surrogate mothers
One full cycle of ART in Belgium, including preparation of an oocyte donor, creation of an embryo, IVF, monitoring pregnancy and delivery will cost about 66 thousand euros. Provided that IVF was successful the first time, the pregnancy was not interrupted, the child was born alive. Otherwise, the entire cycle will have to be paid again. Each IVF attempt costs approximately 5,000 euros. A few thousand more will be added to the invoice by the compensation of the donor and the surrogate mother. The total amount may approach 100 thousand euros without a guarantee to become parents.
The ART program in Belgium does not guarantee a 100% positive result, too many factors affect the successful outcome: the age of the future parents, the quality of the sperm, the desire to choose the gender for the child, luck. At what attempt a healthy embryo will appear is impossible to predict. But it may well happen that your budget ends earlier.
Legal registration of a child born through surrogacy
Belgium has old laws that seem to be aimed at respecting the rights of the child. A surrogate mother who gave birth to a child will be recorded as  the mother and will be the only one who has the right to him The father will also have parental rights.
The transfer of parental rights to biological parents takes place in court: the surrogate mother must voluntarily transfer comprehensive parental rights to the father or married couple. This is a multi-step process that requires moderation, overcoming objections, understanding, and clarification. Yes, lawyers in Belgium will carry out simplified adoption, but when working with documents, they will not find support from the woman who gave birth to the child. Therefore, the process will cost not the standard amount of 2-4 thousand euros, but much more. This is inevitable, since the law is on the side of the surrogate mother and, accordingly, her moderator. If the woman who gave birth to the child does not want to give him, then you will most likely be left without a child and without money.
If Feskov Human Reproduction Group will be engaged in the legal registration of parental rights, you only need to be patient and several thousand more euros (about 2-4).
Guaranteed programs with the birth of a healthy baby
After all that you have read, you may have a question: "Is there even an opportunity to be to become parents in Belgium in a guaranteed way?" Yes, if you use the guaranteed Feskov Human Reproduction Group program "Childbirth in Belgium". The program is compatible with the VIP Guarantee and DELUXE Guarantee packages.
The main feature of our guaranteed programs is a fixed payment for the result. That is, in case of an unsuccessful IVF, termination of pregnancy at any gestational age or death of the child during delivery, Feskov HRG will repeat the entire cycle at its own expense as many times as necessary to give you a healthy baby.
No additional costs will be required: the surrogate mother's and donor's fees are included in the cost of the program along with accommodation, meals and legal support after the birth of the child.
Examining the couple / parent, choosing a surrogate mother / donor, creating an embryo, IVF and monitoring pregnancy before the third trimester occur in Ukraine. The delivery takes place in Belgium. We guarantee you the birth of a healthy child: during the selection of embryos, the PGD method is used, which makes it possible to exclude chromosomal pathologies. The DELUXE Guarantee package contains the Human Genomics service, which allows you to completely eliminate even the predisposition of more than 500 deadly diseases and mutations that determine the predisposition to diseases. You can also choose the gender of the baby.
We will provide all the necessary support until you receive a birth certificate. If you do not live in the European Union, we will individually discuss until when you will be provided with an apartment, a nanny and a personal coordinator. In most cases, we provide assistance until you receive your travel document at your consulate.
We will provide you with a nanny and comfortable apartments in which you can live with your child while our lawyers carry out the procedure for simplified adoption and paperwork for the newborn. Parents need not worry about anything: a Ukrainian surrogate mother has no rights to your child.
We also have a special offer for very busy people: thanks to the option for delivering cryopreserved sperm from your country to Feskov HRG you can become parents even without visiting Ukraine. We do not recommend to create embryos in Europe if you want to use your eggs. We can guarantee you a healthy baby only if the embryo was created by our specialists.
The versatility of our services is rather difficult to reflect, but we will be happy if someone finds this article useful. To find out in more detail whether we can be useful to you, how our programs can be applied taking into account your citizenship, worldview, religion and vision of a life situation- we invite you to communicate with our managers, lawyers and doctors.
Contact our manager, learn more about safe surrogacy in Belgium and the possibilities of the Feskov Human Reproduction Group. Healthy children for loving parents – this is our best offer! ]]> plan.jpg Surrogacy in Belgium: an action plan for future parents - Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov
How to explain correctly about alternative family-building to kids? 8888002288 Thu, 25 Mar 2021 14:42:00 GMT How to explain correctly about alternative family-building to kids? -  Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov Psychologists at Feskov Human Reproductive Group are always ready to help future parents expecting a baby from a surrogate mother or as a result of donation programs.
The importance of teaching children about alternative ways to build a family
All parents are required to talk to their children about surrogacy, IVF and egg donation because:

when planning to expand the family in one of these ways, older children will need to understand how they will have brothers or sisters;
children must have a positive and accurate understanding of the people involved in these modes - gestational carriers, egg donors or biological parents;
proper education of the younger generation will prevent the spread of myths and misinformation to the next generation;
children will sooner or later meet their peers who ended up in families with such “unconventional” methods, if this has not happened yet;
normalizing these ways of building families ensures that they respond appropriately and well when they meet children born as a result of surrogacy, donation or adoption;
providing them with the terms and tools they need to discuss these family building methods will help them accurately answer questions from curious peers;
it will broaden their worldview and increase empathy for all types of families, not just families like their own.

While these conversations are especially important in the case of personal experiences of surrogacy or adoption, it is important for all children to understand how their friends or family members might have been born.
Resources to start a conversation
While one-on-one conversation with children is important, many people are confused about where to start and how to explain complex concepts. For starters - using child-centered resources is a good first step:

Joint reading of books about surrogacy, adoption and other methods of creating a family. There are many books for all ages about families of all types.
Watching films on this topic. However, it should be borne in mind that most paintings dramatize situations. Therefore, it is advisable to conduct research on the subject of films or TV shows that advance these very goals.
Using the game to normalize different types of families. The child often plays “house” or “mothers and daughters” to understand the concept of family and child. During the next games, the toy can “adopt” another toy. Or, the toy could represent an imaginary pregnancy carrier. Play can be a powerful tool in helping a child comprehend a complex concept.

Things like IVF and donor conception are new and confusing concepts even for most adults. Therefore, before delivering them to the baby, it is advisable to understand them yourself. It is thanks to a clear and accessible explanation that everyone will be able to understand the basics, regardless of age.
What terms should be used for each family building path?
Examples that you can use when talking about surrogacy:

babies live in mom's tummy until they are born. But mom's tummy doesn't work, it's broken. Therefore, the new baby will live in the tummy of another mother until it is ready for birth. Then he will return home and become part of the family forever;
remember how I carried you in my tummy until you were ready to be born? Some mothers have broken tummies, and they cannot carry a baby this way. They need the help of a mom like me. Therefore, I'm going to help another mommy carry the baby. And when he is born, the baby will go home to his mother.

Examples when talking about adoption:

most children live with the parents who gave birth to them, like you. But some cannot live with the parents who gave birth to them. These parents love their babies very much, but they cannot take care of them right now. They make the difficult decision that their babies should live with parents who can take care of them. Therefore, the family has been waiting and adopts them, and they will forever remain together as a new family;
there is a woman we know and she will soon give birth. But she is not ready to take care of this child. Thus, she is looking for someone who is willing and ready to take care of him. Mom and I are ready to take care of the baby. When the baby is born, he or she will join our family forever. And it will become your little brother or sister.

Examples of when you have to explain about egg donation:

your aunt wanted to have a baby, but she didn’t have the essential ingredient for independent conception. Therefore, the doctor gave her the missing ingredient, and now your aunt will have a baby! Not all babies have both parents - some babies have one special parent, like your aunt;
some male and female bodies do not do what it takes to have a baby. These people may ask for help from someone who is called a “donor”. The donor's body does what some people's bodies lack. The donor then donates this special missing ingredient to help other people become parents.

Such topics of conversation should become permanent, not a one-time act. At the same time, one should talk about different methods of creating a family in a positive way. So that the child understands that “unconventional” does not mean bad or worse. And most importantly, no matter how it was created, all its members love each other equally.
In fact, children understand much more than many adults can imagine. Over time, each child will adopt concepts that seem too complicated to adults. And the leadership of Feskov Human Reproductive Group provides a launching pad for this. ]]> How to explain correctly about alternative family-building to kids? - Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov
Do you need to purchase newborn insurance for your surrogacy 8888002287 Mon, 22 Mar 2021 14:42:00 GMT Do you need to purchase newborn insurance for your surrogacy -  Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov Each insurance company has its own policy on covering the risks of surrogate pregnancy, while each situation is individual. Which makes it even more difficult to define the required questions.
Feskov Human Reproductive Group, a leader in providing surrogacy services in Eastern Ukraine, prepared a guide on insurance of surrogate newborns for the comfort of patients.
Is insurance required for a newborn when the parents are local?
Often, this is the first question of future parents. If they need to purchase an additional policy for a surrogate mother, then it is natural to wonder about insurance for a newborn.
The good news is, more often than not, if the couple and the child are from the same country, they do not need to worry about this step. The existing internal insurance will cover the baby at birth. Therefore, it makes no sense for people to look elsewhere for insurance coverage.
The process of adding a child to your existing internal insurance coverage can vary from firm to firm. Therefore, it is necessary, as soon as possible, to contact an insurance company that provides coverage of medical risks in order to ensure adequate insurance for the child after birth.
The intended parent may only have to worry about purchasing an additional policy for a gestational surrogate, if necessary. Usually, a surrogate mother has her own insurance, separate from that of the intended parents. Thus, she can receive some compensation for her medical expenses. In the event that she does not receive compensation, surrogacy insurance is a separate policy designed to cover her medical expenses.
It should be borne in mind that a couple will be personally responsible for any medical expenses related to cash of their own. A gestational carrier will never be financially responsible for the medical expenses of a newborn baby.
To understand in more detail the individual policy, a good decision would be to contact a surrogacy specialist at the clinic. It is best to speak with a specialist before buying a separate surrogacy insurance. They will assess the family's insurance coverage and advise any additional costs required.
Features of insurance for intended parents from other countries
Becoming Intended Parents from Overseas is fun. However, insurance issues can be confusing.
Since local insurance does not cover international needs, newborn insurance is usually provided on these trips. Citizens of other countries are responsible for providing insurance coverage for the newborn from the moment of birth.
The demands and costs of newborns can be the hardest part of the process for people who have never experienced it.
After a child is born, parents should spend every minute with him and not talk on the phone with hospitals, laboratories, etc. By purchasing insurance for a newborn in advance, they already take some of the load off the shoulders. Surrogacy is already very expensive, so it is better to take out insurance. To save as much money as possible.
Where can you get insurance for newborns as an international Intended Parent?
When traveling around the country, there are several options for purchasing insurance for newborns before the baby is born. Since there are many different types, it is best to explore the individual options to find the most suitable one.
Some of them are as follows:

expatriate insurance - if the parents are citizens of the country, but live abroad, there are opportunities that will cover the costs of the parents and the child upon returning to their homeland;
travel insurance - standard insurance plans for an international trip, which can be issued for both future parents and the baby;
Newborn Cost Insurance Plan – if a couple wants to insure only their baby, this plan can be used. For example, the International Newborn Care Card. However, keep in mind that technically this is not insurance. This card only offers significant discounts on any claim. There is no limitation on the financial liability of a parent, so parents are responsible for any additional costs. This card also excludes any claims related to the surrogate mother. Another insurance option for newborns is a discounted health insurance fund. An insurance broker will help determine which option is cheaper.

It is important for the husband and wife to speak with the insurance company representative to understand the specifics of each plan and decide which is best in each case.
Feskov Human Reproductive Group welcomes when the intended parents, surrogate mother and future newborn are reliably protected by an insurance policy during the surrogate travel. To prevent people from paying more than necessary. The reproduction center works with all types of insurance coverage, so people can be sure they will receive compensation when they return to their home country. ]]> Do you need to purchase newborn insurance for your surrogacy - Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov
The biggest Surrogacy News from 2020 8888002286 Thu, 18 Mar 2021 14:42:00 GMT The biggest Surrogacy News from 2020 -  Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov IVF procedures are temporarily suspended due to the pandemic
In the spring of this year, infertility treatment and IVF procedures were temporarily suspended due to an exacerbation of the Corona virus outbreak. This was devastating news for intended parents and surrogate mothers who were about to take the next step on their journey.
But already in the fall, reproductive clinics and reproductive centers reopened, with additional measures to protect the health and safety of patients. Intended parents and gestational carriers were able to resume the process and move on.
Uncertainty and separation of members of surrogate families
One of the toughest times of the year is when prospective parents and surrogate mothers were unable to travel. With countries around the world imposing quarantines and travel bans within the country, surrogates and parents in the international process were separated.  
Domestic surrogacy participants have not suffered as much, but parents and surrogates in international programs are still grappling with COVID-related travel bans.
In many ways, 2020 marked the end of the international surrogate act. Although this type of process has always been more risky than domestic procedure, the tragic separation of parents and surrogates from different countries has forced the world to rethink the general rules of this path to fatherhood.
Selflessness of surrogate mothers
In these difficult times gestational carriers have proven once again that they are fearlessly compassionate and generous. Upset parents from other countries were unable to be present when their child was born. But many of the mothers boldly took on the task of caring for the intended parents' child until they were reunited. They have adapted to the challenges they face and have done above what was originally required of them.
As a result, parents from around the world have since been able to reunite with their babies with peace of mind, knowing that the child has received the care it needs in their absence.
International news about surrogacy
In addition to the global pandemic, 2020 was marked by many events in the field:

The scandal around surrogate children in Ukraine made Italian and Spanish opponents of substitutionary motherhood more active. Despite the criticism of some public figures in Ukraine, surrogacy in the country is not in danger. However, a bill was passed, according to which, reproductive clinics are required to obtain a special license with annual payments of 2 million UAH. This guarantees protection against small agencies and organizations involved in fraud.
Taking advantage of the pandemic, the US state of New York, in April 2020, secretly legalized commercial surrogacy. The bill will come into force on February 15, 2021.
The German Federal Minister of Health has rejected the FDP's request to allow non-commercial surrogacy in the country. He was supported by various German and international organizations opposed to surrogacy at a conference in January 2020.
In the UK, a pregnant woman who was not diagnosed with cancer on time sued the clinic to pay her a commercial surrogate mother in the United States. As compensation for medical error. The court granted her claim.
Medical and public workers in Austria, Italy, Sweden advocate the abolition of surrogacy in poor countries, in particular in Ukraine.
The Governor of Quebec received a request to abolish the practice in the province.
In Cambodia, a law is being discussed to completely ban the practice as a form of human trafficking, like in Thailand.

However, in fact, this practice, on the contrary, is designed to save families that would fall apart due to the absence of children.
Feskov Human Reproductive Group continues its work
During this year, the Feskov Human Reproductive Group specialists continued to create happy families. They overcame the uncertainty of 2020 and skillfully guided prospective parents and gestational carriers through the hardships of the pandemic.
As the world moves towards 2021, Ukrainian surrogate legislation will remain a safe and supportive place for any family to grow.
Despite all the problems and uncertainties of the past year, Feskov Human Reproductive Group will continue to expand families through the gift of surrogacy in 2021. ]]> The biggest Surrogacy News from 2020 - Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov
IUI vs. IVF: the procedures, success rates, and costs 8888002285 Fri, 12 Mar 2021 23:11:00 GMT IUI vs. IVF: the procedures, success rates, and costs -  Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov  
Guaranteed programs IVF at Feskov Human Reproduction Group include not one attempt, as in many reproductive clinics, but as many in vitro fertilization cycles as needed until a successful result.
IUI and IVF - types of treatment
The most important difference between the two treatments is where the egg is fertilized by the sperm. With IUI, it occurs inside the female body, in the uterus, where sperm is directly delivered using a special device. Further, everything happens naturally. With IVF, the process of conception takes place outside the female body, in the embryological laboratory. If it happens and the embryo is created, it is transferred to the uterine cavity for implantation. It goes without saying that oocytes are removed from the woman's body for the procedure.
When IUI is indicated:

infertility with ovulatory factor - without or with irregular menstruation, polycystic ovary syndrome;
mild male infertility;
dysfunction of ejaculation;
cervical factor of infertility;
semen allergy;
unexplained infertility.

When IVF is recommended:

pathology of the fallopian tubes;
sperm abnormalities;
genetic disorders in the family;
for aged women and with a reduced ovarian reserve;
uterine myomas;
to select the sex of the child;
unexplained infertility.

The IUI treatment process can be done with or without pre-medication to help the maturation of 1–2 eggs. At about the 14th day of the cycle, the washed and prepared sperm, with a catheter, is introduced directly into the uterus. This increases the number of sperm entering the fallopian tube by 1000 times. And it reduces the distance they have to travel to meet the egg, which increases the chances of natural conception for many people.
During the IVF procedure, individually selected hormonal preparations are taken according to the scheme, which can take from 2 weeks to several months. It is necessary that not 1-2, but 10-15 healthy eggs have matured. After maturation, they are removed from the ovaries and fertilized in the laboratory. As a result of conception, an embryo is created. After several days of cultivation, the embryo is transferred back to the woman's uterus.
IUI advantages:

sometimes you don't need to take medication;
the procedure is carried out in a natural cycle;
non-invasiveness and painlessness;
brings sperm closer to the egg;
increases their number.

IVF pros:

effective in various forms of infertility, since conception occurs outside the reproductive organs, and the embryo is transferred directly to the uterus;
no need to wait for ovulation - oocytes are removed before it;
a large number of healthy eggs of good quality ripen;
many medications are prescribed to increase the susceptibility of the uterus to embryo transfer;
literally one healthy sperm is needed with the ICSI method, which is injected directly into the egg with a needle;
genetic screening of the embryo allows you to identify genetic abnormalities, prevent miscarriages;
you can choose the gender of the fetus.

Both procedures are safe, and the risks are minimal, with constant supervision, the right choice of drugs, the experience and qualifications of the medical team and clinic.
IUI versus IVF procedure - stages
IUI is conventionally divided into the following stages:

Preparation three months before the procedure. This can be proper nutrition, avoiding alcohol, healthy sleep and rest, taking vitamins.
Egg development. This period is either part of the natural development of the woman's oocytes, or is stimulated by drugs and lasts 5-14 days. When the oocytes reach their optimal size, ovulation is stimulated. This phase may or may not be accompanied by ultrasound monitoring and blood tests.
Insemination, which is carried out closer to the day of ovulation. During insemination, washed and concentrated active sperm is placed in the upper part of the uterus through a small catheter inserted through the vagina and cervix. After insertion, the catheter is removed. Insemination takes only a few minutes. The procedure does not cause discomfort, but mild cramps may occur.
The occurrence of pregnancy. If the process was successful, after 2 weeks, a blood test for pregnancy - hCG will be positive. Further, clinical pregnancy is confirmed by fetal heartbeat on ultrasound.

Basic steps in IVF:

Preparatory measures are the same as before IUI - a healthy lifestyle, vitamins, strengthening immunity.
Stimulation of superovulation. To increase the number and quality of eggs, you need to take hormonal drugs in individual doses. This usually takes about 2 weeks, but may take longer depending on the IVF protocol (long, short or natural cycle). At this time, the state of the uterine mucosa, the level of hormones, and the development of follicles are monitored.
Egg retrieval and sperm collection. The collection of oocytes is carried out by means of transvaginal puncture - a low-traumatic operation under local anesthesia in 5-10 minutes. A tiny hollow needle pulls mature oocytes through the vaginal wall. Next, they are sent to the IVF laboratory. Sperm is collected on the same day or thawed, if it has been cryopreserved, washed and prepared for the IVF procedure.
In vitro fertilization. Most often, through the ICSI method, the embryologist fertilizes the egg with the most viable sperm. If conception has occurred, the embryos are cultured for 3-6 days. Before being transferred to a woman's uterus, genetic screening of the embryos is done to ensure healthy fetal genetics. And also, the procedure allows you to find out the sex of the future baby.
Embryo transfer. One or two healthy embryos are implanted into the uterine cavity through a catheter. Unused embryos are cryopreserved for future use.
Taking medications that improve the implantation of the embryo into the uterine lining and support the fetus. If everything was successful, after 10-14 days the test will show 2 strips. And ultrasound will confirm the heartbeat of the future baby.

Based on the above, it can be seen that IVF is a more complex and high-tech procedure that requires special equipment, staff qualifications and time. This is reflected in the level of its success and the final cost.
Success and treatment costs
IUI is less invasive, so if the diagnosis permits, it is usually tried before moving on to the more invasive and more expensive IVF procedure. However, IVF helps to cope with a much larger list of fertility problems than IUI. And if a patient suffers from severe forms of infertility, then IVF is immediately prescribed.
There are studies that women who switch to IVF with IUI earlier or start immediately with artificial insemination become pregnant faster than those who did several cycles of intrauterine insemination. There is evidence that immediate IVF resulted in a higher pregnancy rate with fewer treatment cycles compared to those who had two IUI cycles before switching to IVF. While the immediate IVF group got pregnant faster, the overall success after 6 IVF cycles was similar.
IUIs are usually about 5-20% successful per cycle under ideal conditions. The success of IUI depends on many variables, such as age, causes of infertility, and medications. If pregnancy does not occur in the first three or four cycles of treatment, there is no point in continuing, it is better to switch to IVF.
Although the chances of IVF success vary greatly, depending on age, sperm and egg quality, the cause of infertility and the clinic. With IVF pregnancy occurs much faster due to the higher success rate per cycle. For people under 35, with ideal data, treatment success is usually around 50%.
The cost of IVF and IUI varies greatly and depends on a number of factors. IVF is costly, as it requires expensive reproductive manipulations, genetic and other innovative medical research, and medications, as well as time, because pregnancy does not always occur at the first IVF attempt. Per cycle, IUI is much cheaper. However, IVF has higher success rates and also has undeniable benefits in the form of birth of a healthy child, without genetic pathologies, gender selection, etc. However, IUI is not suitable for all patients. For people with difficult diagnoses in the reproductive sphere, only IVF can sometimes help.
Feskov Human Reproduction Group believes that infertility treatment is not a privilege, but a legal right of every family. Therefore, all IVF programs are guaranteed, until a successful result, for a fixed cost. A variety of packages will allow any childless couple to choose a suitable program both in terms of cost and the list of services.
  ]]> IUI vs. IVF: the procedures, success rates, and costs - Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov
Should I Freeze my eggs to extend my fertility? 8888002284 Tue, 09 Mar 2021 11:15:00 GMT Should I Freeze my eggs to extend my fertility? -  Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov  
Before deciding on oocyte freezing, you need to know exactly what the process entails, the risks, the success rate, the costs of the procedure. Manipulation can be a promising option for some women, but it is not an easy decision.
Both fresh and frozen eggs, thanks to which more than 11,000 healthy babies have already been born, are successfully used for reproductive programs at Feskov Human Reproduction Group!
What is social (selective) egg freezing?
First, you need to familiarize yourself with the natural aging process of the ovaries. A woman is born immediately with all the eggs, the supply of which is not replenished. With age, the number of oocytes in the ovaries naturally decreases.
This process begins even before birth. In a 20-week-old female fetus, the ovaries contain 6 to 7 million oocytes. When a girl is born, she has just over 1 million eggs left.
Unlike men, whose reproductive systems, after puberty, create about 250 million new sperm every day. Ovaries cannot produce new eggs. Male fertility also declines with age, but not as dramatically and rapidly as in women.
With age, oocytes decrease not only quantitatively, but also their quality decreases. This is why the risk of miscarriage at 37 is higher than at 27.
Ideally, from a purely biological point of view, if a woman wants to have genetically related children, then she needs to get pregnant before the age of 35. Better yet, up to 30 years old. But many people are not ready or do not want to have children by their 30s.
This is where the selective or social freezing of eggs comes into play. If a thirty-year-old woman is sure that she does not plan to become pregnant for another 10 years, then she can resort to the technology of cryopreservation of oocytes. Of course, she can always try to conceive on her own. As it happens most often. However, if pregnancy still does not occur, you can always take these frozen germ cells and use them for IVF.
Cryopreserved eggs will be of higher quality, recovered 10 years or more later. These frozen “young” eggs are more likely to become fertilized, produce healthier embryos, lead to clinical pregnancy and the birth of a healthy baby. In a way, it's like becoming an egg donor for yourself in the future. However, there will only be as many oocytes that were once frozen.
Features of selective freezing of oocytes
Selectively “preserving fertility” is a new trend. However, oocyte freezing itself is not. The procedure for medical reasons has been around for about 20 years.The first live birth from a previously frozen egg occurred in 1986.
Until recently, cryopreservation was used only for medical reasons:

oncological treatment;
family history or genetic disorder - premature ovarian aging;
during the IVF cycle, when sperm is not available on the day of oocyte retrieval.

Early freezing methods were less successful. Since the technology of slow freezing was used, in which ice crystals sometimes formed in the cells, damaging the oocytes during thawing. However, it was better than nothing for people with health problems.
Then a new method was developed - vitrification. This is an ultra-fast liquid nitrogen freezing method that prevents ice crystals from forming. Eggs frozen in this way have much better survival rates. In other words, they are more likely to undergo the freezing, thawing and fertilization process than slow frozen oocytes.
At first, vitrification was considered experimental. But in 2012, the American Association for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) removed that label. Therefore, now, many clinics offer patients social freezing of oocytes.
The most common causes of selective freezing are:

lack of a suitable partner;
career or educational aspirations;
travel lifestyle;
refusal to freeze embryos for ethical reasons.

As case studies show, not having a husband or a long-term partner is the number one reason women choose to freeze their germ cells.
Success criteria for egg cryofreezing
Although some doctors recommend women who need to postpone childbirth, cryopreservation, they cautiously explain that the procedure will still not give the fertility that would be inherent in natural attempts to become pregnant during the period when the oocytes were frozen.
The best chance to get pregnant is to try it now. But when planning to have a baby later, cryopreservation will increase the chances of pregnancy later in life.
Sometimes the procedure is presented as "fertility insurance". This is somewhat misleading. With insurance, there are always payouts. However, with egg freezing there are no guarantees. It is just another option increasing the chances of conception if it cannot be done naturally in the future.
There is a misconception that one cryo egg equates to one menstrual cycle. So one might think that freezing 12 oocytes at 33 would give the "annual fertility rate" that one might have at 33, but this is not the case.
With freezing, there are many risks. The oocyte must:

survive cryo-freezing successfully;
survive thawing;
be fertilized in the laboratory;
develop into a healthy embryo;
successfully survive the transfer to the uterus;
be implanted into the mucous membrane for the occurrence of clinical pregnancy (confirmation of fetal heartbeat by ultrasound);
lead to the birth of a healthy child after many months.

According to statistics, only 2 to 12% of cryo oocytes lead to the birth of a baby.
This is not the same as the higher live birth rate per total egg count.
One study found that women who froze 8 or more cells before age 35 had a 40.8% chance of having a live birth (possibly after many embryo transfer attempts). In the same study, women over 35 who froze eight eggs had a 19.9% chance of having a live birth.
Therefore, it is recommended to freeze several oocytes. Approximately 8-15 eggs under 35 years of age. For women over 35 years old, the decision must be made by the doctor on an individual basis.
Sometimes, it will be necessary to go through several cycles of hormone therapy in order to get enough cells. It depends on the body's response to hormones, age, ovarian reserves, and the doctor's skill. The more cycles, the more costs. At the same time, doctors cannot say anything about the quality of oocytes during freezing (respectively, the chances of success) until they are thawed and used in IVF.
What do you need for the procedure, age range?
It is difficult to determine the ideal age for cryofreezing of eggs. On the one hand, the younger you do it, the more chances you have to succeed. On the other hand, they may not be needed.
The older the woman, the less likely the resulting oocytes will be of sufficient quality to ensure a successful delivery. It may also be difficult or impossible to obtain the desired number of oocytes. A test for ovarian reserve of the ovaries will help. If the chance of getting mature eggs is very low, it is best to skip cryo altogether. It most often occurs in women over 35.
The golden mean is from 20 to 35 years old. In addition, there is a possibility that it may take several cycles to obtain a sufficient number of cells. And that means higher cost and more fertility drugs.
Freezing eggs is a procedure of more than one day and not even one week.
Brief process steps:

Several consultations with a specialist before making a decision.
Fertility tests, blood tests, transvaginal ultrasound to assess ovarian reserves and other fertility factors (it is painless, but can be uncomfortable).
Tests for sexually transmitted infections.
One to three injections over 2 to 3 weeks.
Five to seven sessions of ultrasound monitoring and blood tests to monitor the growth of follicles in the ovaries.
Extraction of mature oocytes through a minimally traumatic transvaginal puncture. The doctor, under ultrasound control, will take out the good oocytes with a needle. It is done under local anesthesia.

The extracted oocytes are sent immediately to the embryological laboratory and cryopreserved. The labeled oocyte vessels are stored in a special vault. They can be frozen for undefined period. However, an annual storage fee must be paid.
If you cannot get pregnant naturally, the eggs are thawed. Having survived this process, the cells will be fertilized with the partner's or donor’s sperm. The resulting one or more healthy embryos will be transferred into the woman's uterus through a catheter. Most likely, hormones will be prescribed before and after the transfer procedure for a successful implantation.
How safe is it to freeze oocytes?
Egg freezing is generally safe, but as with all medical procedures, there are risks and some long-term unknown factors, known risks similar to those faced by infertile couples undergoing IVF and egg donors.
In the short term, women who choose to freeze oocytes may experience side effects from hormonal medications (hot flashes, headaches, weight gain, etc.) and also have a risk of getting the syndrome of ovarian hyperstimulation. However, modern medicines, with a minimum of side effects, are selected so carefully that this risk is only 1%.
Egg collection is a painless and minimally invasive procedure. However, there is always a risk of puncture of nearby organs, contagion or infecting during embryo transfer. To prevent this from happening, you need to carry out manipulations in serious medical institutions and with an experienced doctor.
When more than one embryo is transferred, there is a risk of multiple pregnancy.
It is believed that increased doses of hormones can trigger cancer in the future. However, studies have not confirmed this, since therapy is carried out for a short time. And medications are quickly excreted from the body, there is no accumulation effect.
All long-term risks have not been investigated yet. Because the technology has not been around long enough. However, it can be said for sure that the freezing process does not increase the risk of congenital diseases in children. About 1000 children conceived from previously frozen oocytes by both methods (vitrification and slow freezing) were examined. The incidence of genetic birth defects was found to be similar to the overall population risk.
Selective freezing of germ cells gives women who need to postpone childbirth another option. While technology does not eliminate the realities of time and does not guarantee a future baby, it does increase the chances of conception. Compared to taking no action at all for those who want to have a child between the ages of 30 and 40.
Specialists of Feskov Human Reproduction Group use all possible safe and effective methods to give their patients the happiness of motherhood and fatherhood!
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Why some companies are offering surrogacy service for their employees 8888002283 Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:50:00 GMT Why some companies are offering surrogacy service for their employees -  Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov  
In this regard, many people choose to work with these employers, feeling their support and protection in difficult times.
Reproductive services at Feskov Human Reproduction Group aim to ensure that any person from any corner of the globe can exercise their human right to have a healthy child.
Why do employees seek help from employers with childbirth issues?
Providing help to overcome infertility can be a game-changer for employers. According to research, many women would change jobs to receive higher fertility benefits:

64% with earnings less than $ 50,000 per year;
67% who receive $ 75,000 - $ 100,000 a year;
52% who earn more than $ 150,000 a year.

Some of them, applying for a new job, do not even hide their true goals and intentions. After all, not every family can afford even one IVF cycle, which costs from 12,000 to 24,000 dollars, not to mention surrogacy.
The famous company Starbucks offers its employees, who work full or part-time, but at least 20 hours per week, an updated benefit package. The maximum lifetime allowance for infertility under health insurance is $ 25,000 - $ 30,000. And $ 10,000 in compensation for related activities and prescription drugs.
And this experience is becoming more common as childbirth benefits have undergone a revolution in the past few years. While some companies have covered services such as IVF as part of their health insurance plans for years, numerous employers are offering new fertility benefits to their employees. Such as compensation for surrogacy, egg freezing, as well as the expansion of existing privileges.
According to the data, nearly 9 out of 10 employers, or 87%, cover some kind of infertility costs through their health insurance plan. From this group:

71% offer IVF;
69% - intrauterine insemination;
34% compensate for the freezing of oocytes and embryos.

Of them:

84% cover medical examinations by various specialists, clinical analyzes, tests;
81% - medicines to treat the cause of the disease;
45% offer surrogacy benefits.

Many insurance companies are expanding their range of fertility treatment compensation offers. For example, Liberty Mutual has expanded its coverage of fertility benefits from $ 30,000 to $ 45,000 canceled the mandatory requirement - getting a diagnosis of infertility. The company also launched a new surrogacy benefit, giving employees $ 20,000 for a service, but no more than $ 40,000 over a lifetime. Plus, the insurance company has expanded its adoption assistance program.
Why do employers reimburse their employees for reproductive technology costs?
Employers take a fairly holistic approach to the opportunities they offer their employees. They strive to ensure that as employee needs evolve, benefit plans evolve.
While employers choose to invest and expand these benefits for a variety of reasons, recruiting and retaining employees is the key. These benefits are more common in millennials and younger generations. Research shows that fertility benefits are very important to them in terms of who they actually choose as an employer. And in terms of keeping millennials working.
Also, employers offer fertility benefits for health reasons. Companies that provide workers with access to high-quality health care can help prevent a variety of unpleasant health consequences. For example, multiple births and other more serious complications. Thus, employers are becoming more progressive in the provision of benefits.
In addition, there are a number of serious service providers on the market who can help structure these benefits thoughtfully. Moreover, now employers have a wide range of companies ready to help structure fertility benefits. Since this market is also becoming more competitive.
Similar firms cooperate with large companies such as PayPal, Microsoft and Facebook. They work directly with employers' health plans to structure benefits. They also have Patient Care Coordinators who can help staff throughout the challenging journey. They believe that being able to provide employees with fertility benefits gives employers a sense of pride and belonging. This is really a guide to creating a complete family.
Approximate amounts of benefits:

minimum - $ 5,000;
maximum - $ 75,000;
average - $ 20,000 - $ 23,800.

Experts say that creating a benefit program that helps minimize the cost of IVF and other reproductive manipulation requires combining financial incentives with clinical and emotional support. Thus, a larger percentage of those in need of treatment will receive it.
For example, for Cadence Design Systems, a software company based in Silicon Valley, has been providing birth and fertility benefits to help maintain a competitive edge in such firms. Fertility benefits, along with the rest of the company's benefit package, help maintain employee engagement and retention. Plus, Silicon Valley tends to be the first to take advantage of such interesting progressive benefits.
But not all benefits are created equal. Employers need to think critically about how they structure their pay so as not to exclude some workers.
So, in some companies, such benefits apply only to married couples. And if an unmarried woman decides to freeze her eggs, then she is forced to pay in full out of her pocket. But times are changing and plans are being revised. And already during the second procedure, in addition to financial assistance, she will also receive emotional support. Therefore, the absence of stress will have a positive effect on both manipulation and the state of the employee. Since the coordinators answer all questions and tell all the nuances that many people do not even know.
The well-known payment company PayPal provides access to medical and emotional support, as part of the grant, since 2018. During this time, more than 200 people have used the service. In addition, the corporation offers surrogacy benefits and adoption assistance to support workers from a wide variety of families and backgrounds. According to management, they strive to support everyone - regardless of sexual orientation, gender, medical status and health status.
It really comes down to their core values as an employer. They really strive to provide offers in benefits and reward packages that are relevant to all types of families.
In addition, the number of companies providing fertility treatment services for same-sex couples is increasing. After all, the search for a surrogate for such a family is equivalent to a second job. This is a drain on the couple's time and money. Communicating with fertility clinics, lawyers and agencies, as well as the cost of services, is all very tedious and costly. The entire process can take years. And the employer's flexibility in such matters will not only provide financial, but also emotional support to people.
5 reasons why employers benefit from fertility allowances
Based on the above, we can summarize and highlight the main reasons why employers should offer sponsored fertility benefits to employees:

Attracting new qualified employees looking for the most attractive jobs not only in terms of wages, working conditions, but also in terms of financial and emotional benefits provided.
Retaining experienced and loyal workers who are even willing to change jobs in order to receive increased benefits for childbirth and fertility treatment. Maintaining loyalty to company policy, good feelings and gratitude for all kinds of help is the most reliable incentive to try for the good of the common cause.
Health. Access to high quality medical services keeps employees healthy. It also helps prevent serious complications during medical procedures. That has a positive effect on the performance and stress resistance of the staff. This in turn leads to increased profits and company success.
Maintaining competitiveness in the market, thanks to the progressive trends among similar companies. Since, many firms are not limited to providing fertility benefits and fertility treatment only to married couples. An employee of any status and orientation has the right to create a family and help in this matter.
A sense of pride that they help create complete families. Feeling needed and useful to their employees.

Time and progress do not stand still. Very soon, compensation benefits not only for the birth of a child, but also for the treatment of infertility, will become an objective reality for all employers and employees. Which will make the relationship between them even more trusting and full of gratitude.
Feskov Human Reproduction Group will support families from all over the world on this challenging yet inspiring path to parenting happiness. We work with health insurance policies that will allow patients to reimburse some of the costs of medicines, examinations and manipulations upon arrival in their home country.
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Egg Donation Timeline: From Application to Post-Procedure 8888002282 Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:50:00 GMT Egg Donation Timeline: From Application to Post-Procedure -  Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov  
Specialists of Feskov Human Reproduction Group prepared a step-by-step chronology guide for the entire process of donation. So that both the donor and the future parents understand the whole procedure better, what to expect, and what to prepare for.
Egg Donor Screening
Usually, egg donation is indicated for those women whose ovaries do not produce good oocytes. And there is no way to get them. Then the couple is forced to seek help from an oocyte donor that is the most suitable for phenotypic characteristics and personal wishes.
In any case, the egg donation process requires strict checks to ensure a healthy physical, mental and genetic inheritance.
A healthy adequate woman can become an oocyte donor:

20-35 years old;
mother of at least one normal child.

In addition, she must be mentally prepared for all the stages and vicissitudes of the action, including medical manipulation of the collection of eggs.
At the very beginning, the candidate fills out an admission form, where social information, medical history and other related information will be indicated to create a unique profile. Based on it, future recipient parents will decide on possible cooperation with her as a donor.
An extensive preliminary medical examination is an important point:

consultations and examinations of doctors, ultrasound, tests for infectious diseases, hormones, etc.;
tests for drugs, smoking, precursors;
screenings for hereditary diseases.

The next step will be a small meeting-interview with the team of the Reproduction Center to get to know each other better and ask the necessary questions about the oocyte donor pathway.
At the end of all activities, the team conducts a final verification of the file to add it to the existing database. Once approved, the donor profile is made available to recipient parents through a secure site.
A step-by-step timetable for the process
The waiting time for selecting a donor can happen very quickly for a married couple. Some donors are selected almost the next day after the questionnaire is posted. Or it may take several months. However, in the end, patience of real recipients will be rewarded. The use of fresh oocytes is preferable to frozen ones, which can wait for years for their recipient in a cryobank, sometimes in vain.
If the candidate lives in another city, she will have to travel to get to the meeting with the parents-to-be. Feskov Human Reproduction Group even offers prospective parents the opportunity to personally get acquainted with the selected candidate in order to make the most informed decision.
After the couple has selected the right woman, a process begins for her, which can be conditionally divided into the following stages:

Repeated, but already complete medical examination, immediately after the approval of the candidacy (examinations, ultrasound, testing for hormones, infections, drug testing, psychological and genetic diagnostics). By the way, while the woman is in the Center's database, she regularly gets tested for drugs, smoking and precursors.
Taking individually selected hormonal drugs for 2-4 weeks, allowing to achieve maturation of not 1-2, but 5-10 or more oocytes (birth control pills, follicle-stimulating hormones and other drugs).
Regular visits to the attending physician to monitor the condition of the body. While taking medications, the woman undertakes to come to the doctor at a strictly appointed time (3-10 fixed visits to the doctor). This schedule is not flexible, as the donation process is highly time-bound.
Egg-harvesting travel. Once the oocytes are mature, it's time to collect them. To do this, the donor must come to the clinic with the recipient. Sometimes, for this you need to go on a journey that can take from 4 to 10 days. During this time, there will be approximately 5 hours of medical visits, the rest of the time can be spent on yourself. Some donors describe this part of the process as a mini vacation.
Egg retrieval procedure. It starts on the morning of the day of admission. Follicular puncture - this is the name of the manipulation of the collection of female germ cells, it is low-traumatic and is carried out under local anesthesia for about half an hour. It consists in the fact that the doctor, under ultrasound control, extracts mature oocytes using a thin needle. Usually, in this way, from 5 to 25 eggs are selected. The procedure is not painful and does not require inpatient care. Most donors return home the very next day after the manipulation and calmly return to work or studies. And this stage is the completion of the donation process for the donor. And for the recipient, everything is just beginning!

The best egg is fertilized with the genetic material of the father or also the donor. At the same time, the recipient undergoes a similar hormonal therapy so that its cycles and the donor's one are synchronized and the endometrium is ready to accept the embryo. As a result of the fusion, an embryo is obtained, which, after genetic examination, is transplanted into the uterus of a real or surrogate mother. After confirmation of pregnancy, everything goes as usual.
How long does the procedure take?
Once the intended parents have chosen the right donor for themselves, the whole process takes just over a month. Although, all people are different and the process can vary for several days more or less, depending on individual moments. However, egg donation rarely takes less than a month. Therefore, it is always best to count on a longer process.
It should be borne in mind that throughout this time, you must definitely visit a doctor. Also, the donor may need to travel to the clinic or reproduction center for the oocyte retrieval procedure. These are the obligations faced by women in full-time jobs.
Specialists of Feskov Human Reproduction Group value the efforts and patience of their donors and always try to meet their needs, compensating for temporary inconveniences. Also, a reward is guaranteed after the extraction of good oocytes.
For the comfort and peace of mind of the prospective parents, the number of children born from each specific donor is tracked at the Center for Reproduction of Prof. Feskov. Their place of residence are also always monitored. This is necessary in order to avoid the risk of closely related marriages between children born from the same donor. Many clinics underestimate this fact, but it is very important to prevent future problems.
You can always rely on on the employees of Feskov Human Reproduction Group concerning all issues and relaxedly wait for a miracle!
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Ethical Issues of Surrogate Motherhood: Detailed Overview 8888002281 Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:50:00 GMT Ethical Issues of Surrogate Motherhood: Detailed Overview -  Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov  
At first glance, this process can be a worthy alternative for both a couple without children and a surrogate mother who can receive money for her services. However, there are some ethical dilemmas about this reproduction method.
Specialists of Feskov Human Reproduction Group, within the framework of reproductive services, will relieve future parents of all worries and fears. Because well-thought-out programs guarantee 100% that everything will be fine.
Key Ethical Issues in Surrogacy
There are a variety of ethical issues in substitute motherhood, the most pressing ones are:

female body "for sale". Unfortunately, some people who do not understand absolutely the issue compare the procedure with prostitution or a “uterus for rent”. The woman allegedly sells her body to make money. However, it is not. The married couple and the surrogate sign a legal contract in which all points are discussed in detail. And how is this postulate applicable to the altruistic type of service, when the surrogate mother does not receive remuneration after childbirth, but only her expenses are compensated? Today, this method is the only chance for some families to have a child. And such attacks do not stand up to criticism, if you understand the topic a little;
risks associated with pregnancy and delivery. It goes without saying that a regular or surrogate pregnancy is a natural process and it is fraught with some risks that no one can predict. Sometimes, changes in body and health are inevitable. A pregnant woman is prepared for all these risks. She understands that she is doing this for the good of others;
biological connection with the child. Surrogates act as gestational carriers. They simply carry the fetus after the embryo is implanted. Therefore, in the biological sense, they have nothing to do with the child being gestated;
the rights of the child. This is a very important point that simply cannot be ignored. Parental responsibilities are transferred from the surrogate mother to future parents, according to the contract. The surrogate mother has no legal rights to the baby.

These are the most basic topics that come up in society when anyone hears about surrogacy. Although, trends to change public opinion are already in the air. This becomes possible due to the prevalence and demand for this method throughout the world. Indeed, every year, more and more people resort to reproductive innovations, including this method. And more and more children are born thanks to surrogate mothers.
Ethical Policy at Feskov Human Reproductive Group
At the Prof. Feskov Reproduction Center everything is done so that both the intended parents and surrogate mothers feel comfortable and calm during the process. This is facilitated by the following ethical principles:

In Ukraine, surrogate motherhood is allowed for families who cannot have children for medical reasons. The Center agrees with this postulate and adheres to it.
The surrogate mother and the couple must work as parties who agree to cooperate with each other. It is ideal, when a warm, trusting, friendly relationship is established between the intended parents and the surrogate. Which sometimes do not stop even after the birth of the baby and parting of people. At the Center, the employees do their best to achieve this development of events.
All contingency plans must be discussed by the parties and recorded accordingly in the contract (prenatal diagnosis, divorce during pregnancy, death of one of the parents, etc.).
A surrogate mother must strictly follow all the recommendations of the attending physician regarding the course of pregnancy and childbirth, come to all examinations, take all medications and vitamins, constantly keep in touch with the process coordinator and intended parents, as well as take care of her own health and the fetus, pay attention to her condition so as not to miss alarming symptoms.
Regardless of what amount of compensation is due to a surrogate mother, it must be provided on time and in any case. This is what the corresponding services of the Center guarantee.

At first glance, surrogacy is an ideal solution to many problems. A surrogate receives money and moral satisfaction from helping an unhappy family, and a couple has a long-awaited baby. In fact, sometimes it's not that simple.
In some countries of the world, there is still no proper legislation in this area, and there is no transparency throughout the system. There is a risk of losing not only money, time and nerves, but also the born baby. And there are states where the law generally prohibits such a way to give birth to a child. And legal, financial or any other questions are added to the existing ethical dilemmas.
But all this does not apply to Ukraine, a country with transparent surrogate laws and protection of the rights of both the intended parents and the surrogate mother. The variety of guaranteed surrogate services in Feskov Human Reproductive Group will help a family to determine any requests, wishes, health problems from any country of the world.
 Our goal is happy parents and a healthy baby!
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New Intended Parents: How to Bond with Your Newborn 8888002280 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 14:50:00 GMT New Intended Parents: How to Bond with Your Newborn -  Surrogate Motherhood Center of professor Feskov  
Many parents wonder how best to befriend their baby when they finally get home after all the ordeal. Feskov Human Reproduction specialists, according to their experience in the implementation of reproductive services, state that bonding can begin even before the baby is born. Regardless of whether a surrogate mother is involved in the process.
The importance of bonding with the newborn
Communication with the newborn is crucial both for the relationship between parents and child, and for the overall development of the baby. When the caregiver is responsive to the baby's needs, a relationship of trust and lifelong attachment develops. This creates the conditions for the growing child to have healthy relationships with others throughout his life and to properly experience and express the full range of emotions.
However, the connection does not always arise immediately. And that's okay too. Research shows that affection for your baby can grow over time. For example, there are situations when a newborn is separated from its mother for medical reasons or as a result of adoption. Parents can form strong and healthy bonds with their children on a variety of occasions. Because forming a bond is a truly unique experience. And it is normal if it occurs both immediately, and over time.
Is there a connection with surrogate pregnancy?
Sure! In fact, pregnancy is a key moment for connection formation, whether it is natural or surrogate. The main myth about surrogacy is that it prevents parents from communicating with their child. In fact, expectant parents may be connected with a child during surrogate pregnancy, it just takes a little creativity to do this, for example:

create an email account for the future child. When the baby grows up, he will not only be able to use it for its intended purpose, but it is also a special method for parents to share feelings and emotions. Which are sometimes easier to express in writing. There you can add photos, videos and messages from other family members. This time capsule will be a positive experience for the family;
get closer to the baby through sounds, voices. By about 24 weeks of development, the fetus in the uterus can hear external sounds. Parents can record messages for the surrogate for playback through small speakers. Reading fairy tales, favorite books, songs, conversations is a regular acquaintance with the voices of parents. When the baby is born, these sounds will quickly become familiar and loved.
birth process, which can be an important experience for future parents. Usually, parents are present throughout the entire birthing process. They are advised to have skin-to-skin contact immediately after the baby is born. To do this, you need to draw up a delivery plan in advance that best meets the needs of each participant in the action.

There are many more ways to develop contact with your baby, which are limited only by the imagination of the intended parents. Working closely with the gestational carrier and the surrogacy team will surely help.
How the parent-surrogate relationship works
The relationship between parents and surrogate begins at the first meeting, where questions of hopes and expectations from the upcoming pregnancy and childbirth arise. In fact, all such relationships are different. That is why Surrogacy Agency Feskov Human Reproduction conducts a special matching process, which allows you to achieve an almost perfect match of surrogate mothers and parents at the first meeting - 97%!
And this is just the beginning. To make the surrogate journey as comfortable and successful as possible, it is important to work together with a team (agency, clinic, lawyers, etc.) so that all needs are understood and met. The experience of the agency's specialists will help to solve the urgent problems of surrogacy, to cope with the ups and downs that may come along the way.
After delivery, it is recommended that the surrogate mother and baby stay together for a few minutes. This will make your baby feel safe. Because for the last 9 months he had sensed and felt this particular woman. Parents’ respect for this natural instinct will help the child to more easily adapt to external life. Therefore, it is imperative to discuss with the surrogate how this will happen and whether it will be comfortable for her to pick up the baby after childbirth.
The beginning of emotional preparation
At a certain level, parents-to-be begin to emotionally prepare when deciding to have a baby. For some, the bond begins during pregnancy. All options are fine. However, it is advisable to do everything possible to mentally prepare for the impending changes. Parents can feel anxious and vulnerable as they are about to meet someone they do not know. This can be frustrating and frightening.
The thorny path of learning parenting is inevitable. And the connection with the child is an important part of it. Although the emotional preparation in surrogate pregnancy looks a little different than in natural pregnancy, this does not change the final bond that parents will have with their baby.
Tips for getting closer to your baby
The bonding process will look different for each family. However, there are a few guides that, when applied consistently, can help steer the process back on track and make it easier to live a new life together:

Conversations with the baby. This could be a description of the procedure for making a mixture in a bottle, a family meal, or what is happening outside the window. Communication is very useful for a newborn. Sounds and words quickly penetrate the baby's brain, which, like a sponge, absorbs everything new. And then they become its basis of speech.
Time face to face. It is even better if, during a conversation, the parents look into the baby's face, into his eyes. Babies learn this exchange by example. When his parents smile at him, he eventually smiles back. And all parents expect this first smile!
Touches. The importance of touch should not be underestimated. Skin-to-skin contact has been shown to stimulate a chemical reaction in the body that causes the production of oxytocin, a neuropeptide that creates bonding. You need to find time to hug and embrace your baby. Because every little touch strengthens the child's sense of security and trust.

Sometimes, creating a bond with a newborn becomes a problem. When, after several weeks, the parent does not feel contact with the baby or experiences other disturbing symptoms. Such as strong sadness, hopelessness, anger, the desire to avoid the child or other family members, friends. In this case, you should visit a doctor, as it may be postpartum depression or other nervous disorders that are successfully treated. This does not make the person a “bad” parent. This means that the parent wants to do his best to take care of their child.
Newfound fatherhood or motherhood, especially after surrogate pregnancy requires a lot of effort. At this time, it is absolutely normal to need additional support, which the Feskov Human Reproduction team is always ready to provide. Starting from financial security during the selected program - till the postnatal care of the baby, including a pediatrician and a psychologist.
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