What Happens If a Surrogate Miscarries?

For many intended parents, surrogacy represents the hope they have for their future as they take a step towards building a family. While surrogacy is a great option to help intended parents welcome a child into the world, the reality is that miscarriages can still happen. Miscarriages can occur even if a surrogate meets all the legal requirements, has had no prior history of miscarrying, and is an overall healthy person. While a miscarriage is devastating for the intended parents and surrogate mother, it is important to know what happens after and what options are available to move forward after your loss.

Elevate Baby is a surrogacy agency that helps surrogate mothers and intended parents throughout their surrogacy journey. Through the good and bad times, our team of surrogacy experts is here to support and help you. After a surrogate miscarries, you may be feeling intense grief and defeat. However, your journey to building a family does not have to end with a miscarriage and, once you feel ready, there are options available to you if you decide to move forward with your journey.

What Options Do Intended Parents Have After a Surrogate Miscarries?

Unfortunately, the tragedy of miscarriages does not discriminate and can affect any woman, whether they are a biological or surrogate mother. Despite all of the medical screening that surrogates go through to ensure that their bodies are equipped to sustain a healthy pregnancy, a miscarriage may still occur for a multitude of reasons. 

Miscarriages in surrogacy can have deep emotional effects on both the intended parents and the surrogate mother. While the intended parents are grieving the loss of their baby, the surrogate mother has to deal with the physical and emotional symptoms of a miscarriage. Even though it may be easy to lose hope in the wake of this difficult time, you still have options for how to proceed if you would like. Once the surrogate mother has been treated for the miscarriage by a doctor and you have all taken time to properly grieve, there are options available to you:

  • Most commonly, the intended parents and surrogate mother will transfer another embryo to begin the surrogacy process again.  The time between miscarriage and a subsequent transfer is rather fast.  In most cases transfer meds are begun immediately following the surrogate’s next menstrual cycle.
  • If medically advised, the intended parents can be rematched and try the surrogacy journey with a new gestational carrier.

For more questions regarding your options as it relates to what happens after a surrogate miscarries, contact Elevate Baby today.

How Can a Surrogacy Agency Help With Your Surrogate Journey?

Whether you are beginning your surrogacy journey or starting fresh after a surrogate suffered a miscarriage with your child, working with a surrogacy agency can help ensure that the path ahead is one where you feel supported and confident moving forward. When you work with a surrogacy agency, they can help you with the following:

  • Screening potential surrogates
  • Case management services
  • Matching intended parents with suitable surrogates
  • Counseling intended parents
  • Connections to surrogacy attorneys
  • Handling insurance and medical billing
  • Managing escrow accounts
  • Compliance with state laws

To begin your surrogacy journey with the help of our agency, contact us for more information today.

Discuss Your Surrogacy Options With Elevate Baby Today

At Elevate Baby, we understand how emotionally traumatic the loss of a baby to miscarriage can be for both the intended parents and surrogate mother. While it may feel hopeless to continue your journey, when you work with our surrogacy agency, we will do everything in our power to help you through the grief and get you back on track with your journey to build a family. 

We will go above and beyond to make sure you feel supported and confident moving forward with the surrogacy journey. For more information on the surrogacy journey and how we can help after a surrogate miscarries contact us today by calling (323) 933-8918 or filling out our contact form.


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