Surrogacy is a wonderful journey, allowing individuals or couples to experience the joy of parenthood when faced with challenges in conceiving. However, being a surrogate comes with certain responsibilities and guidelines, including considerations about one’s intimate life.

One important aspect of being a surrogate is the need for abstinence from sexual activity for a specific period before and after the embryo transfer. Typically, surrogates are advised to abstain from sex for at least two weeks before and after the transfer. This precaution is essential to optimize the chances of a successful transfer and ensure the well-being of both the surrogate and the developing embryo.

After a successful embryo transfer, surrogates can resume their normal sex life. It’s crucial to follow the guidelines provided in the surrogacy contract if there are any. The contract may outline specific guidelines regarding the duration of abstinence and other relevant aspects of sexual activity.

The surrogacy contract is a legal and binding agreement that outlines the expectations and responsibilities of both the surrogate and the intended parents. It’s essential for surrogates to carefully review and adhere to the terms related to their sexual life. Some contracts may stipulate longer periods of abstinence, depending on the preferences of the intended parents and the guidance of medical professionals.

Surrogacy agencies, such as Shared Conception, play a crucial role in facilitating the surrogacy process. It’s highly advisable for surrogates to engage in open communication with their surrogacy agency and clarify any questions regarding sexual activity during the surrogacy journey.

The Shared Conception team is here to answer any of your questions you may have regarding surrogacy, the process and what the requirements are. If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a surrogate mother, please contact us here at Shared Conception or call us at 713-622-1144.