Surrogacy Success Rates

Statistics on Surrogacy

1.9%

Approximately 1.9 percent of all babies born in the USA annually are conceived using some form of assisted reproductive technology

65% +

Using donor eggs results in a 65-70% live birth rate per embryo transfer, which increases to 75-80% if PGT-A is used.

35

Is the age that birth rates gradually decline beyond and are lowest for women over 40.

What Factors Impact Surrogacy Success Rates?

Surrogacy success hinges on several factors. Nutrition, surrogate health, and the quality of the sperm and egg used to create the embryo all play their roles:

Surrogates must tend to their nutrition needs to keep the child they carry healthy. In this regard, surrogacy is no different than any other pregnancy. The surrogate works closely with an obstetrician and nutritionist to maintain a healthy diet that meets both hers and the developing child’s needs.

Ideally, surrogates are between the ages of 21 and 40, and in good physical health. Intended parents may favor surrogate profiles that indicate the woman has carried pregnancies to term in the past, as this means the surrogate already understands how pregnancies progress and are more likely to bring the intended parents’ child to term.

The same environmental factors that can adversely impact any pregnancy also apply to gestational surrogacy. Exposure to tobacco smoke, air pollution, heavy metals (such as lead in drinking water), and radiation exposure are just some of the factors that can impact surrogacy success rates. Whenever possible, steps are taken to reduce exposure to damaging environmental factors.

The age of the egg donor is the most crucial factor when determining the odds of success of your surrogacy journey. After the age of forty the quality of a woman’s eggs declines and the risk of genetic abnormalities increases. Ideally, both the eggs and sperm used to create the embryo come from young healthy nonsmokers. Alcohol and recreational drugs can adversely impact the quality of sperm and cause fertility problems in men and women, so the use of such substances should be limited or reduced.

High-quality donor eggs and sperm increase the likelihood of a healthy embryo, which in turn increases the chance of a healthy child.

How to Increase Your Chances of Having a Successful Surrogacy Journey

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Choosing an all-inclusive clinic

An all-inclusive fertility clinic simplifies the surrogacy process, as IPs can access egg donor database, IVF clinics, and surrogacy agency from one convenient location and support team.

When working with separate surrogacy agencies, egg donors, and fertility clinics, the logistics of securing an egg donation, transporting eggs to fertility clinics, and arranging for the surrogate to undergo IVF treatment are all made more complicated, raising the risk of something damaging the egg or embryo along the way.

At Pinnacle Surrogacy, we support you throughout every step of the process.

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Embryo genetic testing

Embryo genetic testing is used to screen embryos for known mutations and chromosomal abnormalities.

PGT-A (preimplantation genetic technologies-aneuploidy) is used to determine whether the embryo has the correct number of chromosomes. A PGT-A test is also used to determine the sex of the embryo and is 99 percent accurate.PGT-M (preimplantation genetic technologies-monogenic) samples five or six cells from the embryonic blastocyst that will become the placenta and is used to test for specific genetic mutations that are present in the family history of the sperm and egg providers. The procedure is completed before embryo transfer. No genetic screening is completely accurate, but the risk of serious health issues caused by genetic mutations, hereditary disease, or chromosomal abnormalities is significantly lower when such tests are performed.

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Pre-screened surrogates

Pinnacle Surrogacy only uses pre-screened surrogates. All applicants undergo extensive medical and psychological screening to ensure they are mentally and physically capable of carrying the baby to term with the greatest chance of success. Psychological screening is just as important as medical screening, as it assures intended parents their surrogate is mentally prepared for pregnancy and accepts the parental rights of IPs.

By providing comprehensive surrogate profiles, Pinnacle Surrogacy makes it possible for intended parents to choose a surrogate based on overall health, psychological soundness, personality, and even religion.

Surrogacy embryo transfer success rate

Surrogacy embryo transfer success rate is mostly based on the embryo and less so on the surrogate. Women can carry pregnancies well into their 50’s with little decline in uterine function. Since surrogates are women who have successfully given birth, they have already proven the viability of their uterine function. Although success rates mostly rely on the age of the egg provider and whether the embryo was tested using PGT-A to determine normalcy, there are some surrogate characteristics that could influence both embryo implantation and birth. Among these are a history of failed embryo transfers or miscarriages, significant weight gain, complications in past pregnancies such as preeclampsia, gestational diabetes or preterm delivery and the development of medical conditions such as cardiovascular or autoimmune conditions. Mental health is also critically important given the responsibility that comes with surrogacy. Women with postpartum depression or history of mental health treatment need to be carefully screened to assure readiness for surrogacy.

Ready to Start Your Surrogacy Journey?

If you’re considering surrogacy as a way towards parenthood, you likely have plenty of questions. You may be concerned with the legalities of surrogacy and what legal protections you have as the intended parents. You may want information on the surrogacy cost and using donor eggs, or want more information on embryo genetic testing or sex selection.We encourage you to learn as much about surrogacy as possible while starting your journey towards your new family. Check out the Pinnacle Surrogacy blog for a library of helpful articles, and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. At Pinnacle Surrogacy, we understand how important the decisions you make about surrogacy are for your family’s future. Let us know how we can make your surrogacy journey as easy as possible.

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What Our Surrogates Say About Us

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I had the best experience with my first surrogacy that I decided to do it again. Amber is amazing. She helped me through the whole process and any time I had questions all I had to do was shoot her a text. Its a wonderful thing to help someone start a family!!

L.

We are so grateful and ecstatic to have our new son in our family. We experience heartbreaking miscarriages and were told we could not have another pregnancy. Our other son wanted a sibling so bad, that he wrote a note to “the storks” asking for a brother or sister to lay with and help take care of. Thanks to Pinnacle Surrogacy, Dr Jain and his wonderful staff, we have been blessed with a beautiful baby boy! We feel that our family is “complete” but we would highly recommend Pinnacle Surrogacy to any family seeking to bring another child into their family. Perhaps it’s not quite “in the usual way” but just as amazing and wonderful. We are forever grateful!

A.

Currently a surrogate working with [Pinnacle Surrogacy] and it is my first journey. I can not express enough how truly incredible this agency is. As a first time surrogate it was incredibly overwhelming starting out, and I had spoke to several agencies. But Pinnacle Surrogacy really stood out to me the advisor I spoke with made my decision to move forward with them so easy. You can tell their advisors really truly care and the majority have been surrogates themselves so its a very personal and understanding experience. Wendy is my advisor and to say she was a God sent is an understatement. Every step of the way each person involved in my journey has been so great. I would 110% recommend Pinnacle Surrogacy if you are considering surrogacy!! I would use them over and over again and would refer them personally without hesitation. This journey so far has been everything I dreamt and more thanks to this incredible team of people!

A.

[Pinnacle Surrogacy] has been amazing to work with. As a first time gestational carrier I am thankful I was able to work with such an amazing team. This experience has been one that I won’t forget. Not only do I get to help bring someones dream of having a family come true, I got to work with a great group of people.

C.

[Pinnacle Surrogacy] is an AMAZING agency!!! Everyone in the office is so helpful and so nice! This is my second time being a surrogate and working with Dr. Jain and his staff and both experiences have been wonderful! Since the agency works hand in hand with Dr. Jain and [Pinnacle Fertility] the screening process and the matching process were so much quicker than with a regular agency! They are able to get you screened and matched with an IP in less time than any other agency I’ve heard of! I would highly recommend anyone interested in becoming a surrogate apply with [Pinnacle Surrogacy]!!!

T.

The entire staff is amazing, with so many moving parts they make the whole process so much easier.

C.

I used [Pinnacle Surrogacy] for my second surrogacy and could not have had a better experience. My first agency was not a great agency and left me really doubting the process and whether or not I could do it again but [Pinnacle Surrogacy] changed my perspective on it all! They truly care about their surrogates and their needs through the process. I received email and phone call checkups from them to make sure I had everything I needed and things were going smoothly. If something wasn’t going as planned they would jump on it right away to fix it. Their agency coordinator was great at understanding my feelings through it all. I HIGHLY recommend this agency!!

P.

Absolutely love [Pinnacle Surrogacy]! I delivered a surrogate baby in July and could not have had a better experience! They exceeded all of my expectations so much that I am currently in the process of doing another journey with them. 🙂 Any questions and concerns are answered ASAP and they always make sure you are comfortable with everything! I will always always always recommend this agency!!

R.

If you are in search of an amazing agency for your Surrogacy please contact [Pinnacle Surrogacy]. I have worked with this agency for a little over two years and I wouldn’t change anything about my experience with them! All of the staff are amazing and one of the things I loved is that everything is “in-house.” Being able to see the same nurses and doctors for every aspect of the IVF process was a huge plus for me.

A.

I had the best experience with my first surrogacy that I decided to do it again. Amber is amazing. She helped me through the whole process and any time I had questions all I had to do was shoot her a text. It's a wonderful thing to help someone start a family!

Lindsay

[Pinnacle Surrogacy, formerly] California premium Surrogacy has been amazing to work with. As a first-time gestational carrier I am thankful I was able to work with such an amazing team. This experience has been one that I won't forget. Not only do I get to help bring someone's dream of having a family come true, but I also got to work with a great group of people.

Cassandra

[Pinnacle Surrogacy, formerly] Premium Surrogacy has been an absolute dream to work with! They make the whole process so smooth and seamless, always having your best interest at heart. Being able to be a surrogate is such an amazing opportunity but can also be terrifying as well, with premium surrogacy I’ve never felt more confident and at ease. This agency truly cares, and they show it in the way they treat you no matter what time of day someone is always available if you need something. They send birthday cards, and they also send small spontaneous gifts just to show you their gratitude which is completely not necessary, but very heartwarming they take the time to do those small actions that really do speak volumes. I can not say enough good things about this agency! You work with them once and I guarantee you'll be looking at doing surrogacy at least one more time.

Jaun’L

[Pinnacle Surrogacy, formerly] California Premium Surrogacy has been a breath of fresh air. I have worked with them for the past year and have no complaints. The coordinator that I have worked with the entire time has always been understanding, informative, honest, and quick to get things done on my behalf. They have taken the pressure off of me and done everything in their power to make this an enjoyable experience as a first-time Gestational Carrier. I will be using them for any future journeys.

Makaylah

Amazing & Supportive agency! I just completed my surrogacy journey and it was hands down something I will never forget. I knew I wanted to be a surrogate but I was a little hesitant and scared. I took a leap just based on the shared stories and reviews of [Pinnacle Surrogacy, formerly]California Premium Surrogacy, and I would not change this for anything. This agency has an amazing team (that feel more like really supportive friends) that works with you every step of the way. They are professional, and caring and they make the whole journey feel so smooth. They honestly think of everything to make sure you are comfortable and doing good. I honestly felt like top priority with them, not just a transaction. Some members of their team have also been surrogates themselves which is so helpful in hearing their experiences and getting guidance. The process was seamless and it was such a pleasure meeting and working with all of them. I would 100% recommend them if you are thinking about becoming a surrogate.

Jessica

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