COVID-19 Research and Surrogacy

One of the biggest questions we are facing in the world of surrogacy right now centers around the COVID-19 vaccination. “Are you vaccinated?” and “Are you willing to get vaccinated?”

We understand and respect it is a very personal decision. We always want what is best for our surrogates and intended parents, this includes the health and safety of those we work with. Guided Surrogacy Solutions has spent a lot of time looking at the research behind COVID-19 and pregnancy.

At this time, we have to follow what the medical community says is best for women and pregnancy. The CDC and ARSM both strongly recommend the COVID-19 vaccination AND booster dose for pregnant women and women who plan to become pregnant. According to the CDC, the COVID-19 vaccine can prevent serious illness, deaths, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Most IVF clinics we partner with are requiring the COVID-19 vaccination; therefore, to be accepted into our surrogacy program, you must be willing to be vaccinated prior to embryo transfer.  At this time, clinics are not requiring surrogates to be boosted, but are strongly recommending it.

Here are some links to help you make the best decision for you and your family:

COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

CDC Statement on Pregnancy Health Advisory | CDC Online Newsroom

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Patient Management and Clinical Recommendations During The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

ASRM, ACOG and SMFM Issue Joint Statement: Medical Experts Continue to Assert that COVID Vaccines Do Not Impact Fertility | ASRM

Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC

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