Monday, 8 June 2015

Cost of Surrogacy in India


The cost of surrogacy involves many factors. One of the most important factor which determines cost of surrogacy is the availability of human resource. The number of potential surrogates in India is very high compared  to the European and developed countries and comparatively, their remuneration is  low in India. Another  determinant of the cost of surrogacy is  the cost of living, which is also considerably low in India. In India, Kerala is a much sought after place for surrogacy because women are healthy and educated. The maternal and neonatal mortality rate in Kerala  is very low and comparable to UK and USA. The success rate of surrogacy is also quite high in Kerala.

The cost of surrogacy can be further reduced by doing single embryo transfer to surrogates which will avoid  multiple pregnancy( twins or triplets) which is  30 % more expensive. NICU charges are also less for single babies.

Following costs are involved in  Surrogacy :

1.   Recruitment of surrogate mother and donor (if needed)
2.   All legal agreements.
3.   Keeping of  Medical records.
4.   Blood test, scanning and medical check-up for surrogate mother and donor.     
5.   Counseling of surrogate mother, donor and surrogate mother’s husband.
6    Injections and medicines for surrogate mother and donor.
7.   OR  (Ovum pick-up; Oocyte retrieval) & General Anesthesia.
8.   IVF / ICSI Lab charges.
9.   Surgeon’s fee, Embryologist’s fee, Nursing charges, Post / OP ICU charges.
10. Embryo transfer.
11. Food accommodation and travel for surrogate mothers.
12. Regular scanning, blood test in pregnancy.
13. Anti-natal screening for genetic abnormalities - nuchal translucency 
      scan, double marker/triple marker test, 3D/4D anomaly scan, Doppler
      scans, CTG monitoring.    
14. Delivery / Caesarean
15.  Post-natal care of surrogate mother.
16.  Remuneration to the surrogate mother.

Additional costs (which might occur in some cases)
1.   Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
2.   NICU Charges
3.   DNA Testing
4.   Multiple pregnancies
5.   Fees for Passport, Citizenship, Visa, Birth Certificate, Exit Visa.
6.   Accommodation and living expenses of biological parents when they are in  

Dr. Mani
Surrogacy specialist
GIFT IVF Centre (Director)

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