Become Surrogate Mothers

General partner of the Embrylife clinic - a leader in the field of reproductive technologies

Become Surrogate Mother

Control at all stages of the program

According to the legislation of the Russian Federation

Completely confidential

Over 9 years of experience in conducting surrogacy programs

Legal support

We treat our Surrogate Mothers with great concern and love

To become a Surrogate Mother is a very responsible and noble act. We respect and support your decision to help childless families find parental happiness. We surround our Surrogate Mothers with care and try to make their stay in the program as comfortable as possible. We take care of every little thing so that you don’t have to worry about anything.

Throughout the program, our Surrogate Mothers live in separate rooms in a comfortable apartment. For your convenience, the apartment has everything you need for a happy life, from bed linen and towels to pots and cutlery. All the necessary household appliances are also provided. During the program, all examinations are carried out at one of the best clinics in St. Petersburg. All appointments are as comfortable as possible. Having made the decision to become a Surrogate Mother, you no longer need to worry about anything — we have taken care of everything.

  • Travel payment from
    place of residence
    to the clinic

  • Comfortable apartment for the whole period of pregnancy and childbirth,
    i.e. until the childbirth contract
    is finished

  • Free examinations in the clinic

  • No waiting — you join the program immediately

  • A formal agreement that guarantees the protection of your rights and interests

  • Legal support in all aspects of the program

  • You have a personal curator who supports you throughout the entire period of pregnancy and childbirth

We will be happy to answer all your questions

Guaranteed payment: 1,295,000 rubles

1 000 000 ₽

Paid after the birth of the child

270 000 ₽

Monthly payment for food — 30,000 rubles for 9 months

25 000 ₽

One-time payment for the purchase of special clothing and compression hosiery at the 20th week of pregnancy

Additionally:

150 000 ₽

In case of repeat participation in the surrogate
maternity program (documentary evidence required)

150 000 ₽

In case of multiple pregnancies e.g. twins

100 000 ₽

in case of Caesarean section (for medical reasons)

Program steps

Step 1

The Candidate fills out the Questionnaire for participation in the Surrogacy Program

Step 2

After the approval of the Questionnaire, the Candidate needs to undergo an ultrasound scan of the pelvic organs at her place of residence, obtain certificates from a narcologist and a psychiatrist at the place of registration, as well as a certificate from a general practitioner that the Candidate has no contraindications for pregnancy and childbirth.

Step 3

Based on the results of the ultrasound, the fertility doctor arranges the date of the transfer.

Step 4

A travel ticket is purchased for a Surrogate Mother, and she arrives in St. Petersburg to join the program.

Step 5

Upon arrival, the Surrogate Mother moves into her apartment. A follow-up medical examination is also carried out to confirm the possibility of participating in the Program.

Step 6

After the follow-up examination, a contract is signed with the Surrogate Mother.

Step 7

Based on the results of the examinations, the fertility doctor prescribes special drugs to prepare for the embryo transfer.

Step 8

On the day appointed by the reproductive physician, the embryo is transferred into the uterine cavity of the Surrogate Mother.

Step 9

Pregnancy is confirmed first by an HCG blood test, and then by ultrasound.

Step 10

After the pregnancy has been confirmed, the Center introduces the Surrogate Mother to a personal curator who accompanies her throughout the pregnancy.

Step 11

Delivery takes place in one of the carefully-selected maternity hospitals in St. Petersburg

Step 12

After childbirth and signing of the necessary documents for the child, the Surrogate Mother receives her fee within 5 days.

Step 13

After discharge from the maternity hospital, the Center provides a travel ticket to the place of residence of the Surrogate Mother.

Requirements for Surrogate Mothers

  • Age from
    20 to 35 years old

  • Positive Rh factor

  • Existence of minimum 1 child of her own

  • Ultrasound of the uterine cavity showing the endometrium as well as a photo of the dominant follicle

  • Certificates from the narcological and neuropsychiatric dispensary (at
    the place of registration)

  • Certificate from a general practitioner (at the place of registration)

  • Photofluorography

  • Notarial consent of her legal spouse to participate
    in a programme

Examination for joining the program

 

  • 1. Blood test for RW, AIDS, HBs Ag, HCV
  • 2. Microscopic examination: smear from the external os of the cervix, vaginal vault, urethra
  • 3. Microbiological examination for chlamydia, mycoplasma and ureaplasma, herpes simplex virus 1,2, cytomegalovirus by PCR method
  • 4. Determination of class M, G antibodies to herpes simplex virus 1, 2, cytomegalovirus, rubella virus in the blood
  • 5. General (clinical) blood test
  • 6. Blood test biochemical general therapeutic
  • 7. Coagulogram (approximate study of the hemostatic system)
  • 8. General urine analysis
  • 9. Cytological examination of the cervix
  • 10. TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) test

We understand perfectly that it can be very difficult to collect such a number of tests on your own. Sometimes candidates from remote corners of Russia, where it is difficult to do this or that analysis, come to us to undergo the specific ultrasounds and other tests. Therefore, please pay attention to the mandatory list of documents and analyzes above in the «Requirements for Surrogate Mothers» section. This is the minimum list that is required to enroll in the surrogacy program. To obtain more detailed information, a woman who wants to become a Surrogate Mother can contact our specialists to discuss the delivery of tests and may agree on a visit to St. Petersburg, where the completion of all tests will take 1 day. We offer our Candidates the opportunity to undergo examinations in a highly professional clinic in St. Petersburg, under the guidance of experienced doctors

We will be happy to answer all your questions

Answers to frequently asked questions about surrogacy

What is the difference between a regular and a surrogate pregnancy?

  • 1. Blood test for RW, AIDS, HBs Ag, HCV
  • 2. Microscopic examination: smear from the external os of the cervix, vaginal vault, urethra
  • 3. Microbiological examination for chlamydia, mycoplasma and ureaplasma, herpes simplex virus 1,2, cytomegalovirus by PCR method
  • 4. Determination of class M, G antibodies to herpes simplex virus 1, 2, cytomegalovirus, rubella virus in the blood
  • 5. General (clinical) blood test
  • 6. Biochemical general therapeutic blood test
  • 7. Coagulogram (approximate testing of the hemostatic system)
  • 8. General urine analysis
  • 9. Cytological examination of the cervix
  • 10. TSH
  • 11. Prolactin level
  • 12. Registration of electrocardiogram
  • 13. Reception (examination, consultation) by a general practitioner
  • 14. Consultation with a psychiatrist
  • 15. Consultation with a narcologist
  • 16. Ultrasound of the pelvic organs at 11-13 dB.
  • 17. Ultrasound of the mammary glands at up to 11 dB.
  • 18. Photofluorograph

Based on the results of the examinations, the reproductive physician decides whether the candidate is medically appropriate to participate in the surrogacy program.

How does the embryo transfer to a Surrogate Mother take place?

A Surrogate Mother who is physically ready for pregnancy is implanted with a ready-made embryo. This process is called «transfer of the embryo into the uterine cavity». It takes place within the walls of a medical institution under the supervision of an embryologist and reproductive specialist. The procedure lasts 20 minutes and is completely painless.

Where does the Surrogate Mother live after moving to St. Petersburg?

Our Center considers it obligatory that Surrogate Mothers live in St. Petersburg, so that they receive timely and professional medical care during pregnancy and childbirth. We are also sure that comfortable living in a specialized apartment for our Surrogate Mothers is an opportunity to feel calm and under the protection of the Center. All apartments are fully equipped for living — they have bed linen, all necessary appliances, and wireless internet. A surrogate mother only needs to take clothes with her, and when her tummy begins to grow and the shape of her body changes, our Center pays the Surrogate Mother 25,000 rubles for the purchase of special clothing and compression knitwear for pregnant women.

Can a Surrogate Mother accommodate relatives during pregnancy?

We can offer our Surrogate Mothers accommodation with one of their children. Accommodation of other relatives in an apartment for surrogate mothers is excluded, as this may create an unfavorable atmosphere for other Surrogate Mothers.

Can biological parents require a Surrogate Mother to fulfill certain conditions?

No, Genetic (Biological) Parents cannot put forward any conditions to the Surrogate Mother. All the conditions that a surrogate mother must comply with are spelled out in our contract. For our part, we ensure that these conditions do not contradict common sense, morality and ethics, or moral considerations. We respect our Surrogate Mothers and make their stay in the Program as comfortable as possible, both physically and emotionally.

At whose expense does a Surrogate Mother eat and purchase the necessary medications?

Each Surrogate Mother is entitled to a monthly payment of 30,000 rubles for improved nutrition, and the necessary medicines are bought and provided by our Center.

What are the potential complications of surrogate pregnancy?

According to the terms of the Program, a Surrogate Mother must be the mother of at least one of her own children. And this is not an accidental measure — Surrogate Mothers need to understand how pregnancy proceeds in order to know what to expect from their bodies during this period. Otherwise, all complications are not related to the fact that pregnancy occurred through the IVF procedure.

Is sexual intercourse allowed during pregnancy for a Surrogate Mother?

After the Surrogate Mother has passed all the tests necessary for joining the program, sexual intercourse must be excluded, since there is a risk of sexual transmission of infections and gynecological diseases, and this can threaten the pregnancy progression and the health of the child. Also, contractions of the uterus during intercourse can cause miscarriage or premature labor. In order to bear and give birth to a healthy baby, we need to think about the possible consequences of sexual contact that threaten the entire Program as a whole, and all the efforts spent on the birth of a new life. The Surrogate Mother is responsible for following this rule.

Can genetic parents abandon a child born by a Surrogate Mother?

Surrender of the child is very unlikely. But in a situation when a child is deprived of his legal parents for any reason, the Russian Federation takes care of such a child and the child is sent to the Baby House. Since, legally, a surrogate mother is not the parent and official guardian of the child, after giving birth she is not responsible for the child who is born. Immediately after birth, the child is transferred to legal guardians (the Genetic Parents or the state).