Surrogate motherhood in Ukraine
The first successful surrogacy program in Ukraine!
In 1992, in the Kharkiv clinic "Implant", which is now named after Academician VI Gryshchenko, conducted the first successful surrogate in Ukraine.
A young woman who had normal ovarian function but no uterus (congenital pathology) applied to the Clinic. Consequently, she could not conceive and bear a child on her own. After controlled ovarian stimulation, follicle puncture, and fertilization of the patient's eggs with male sperm, the embryos were transferred to the uterine cavity of the patient's 48-year-old mother.
On July 13, 1993, a live full-term baby girl was born. The function of a surrogate mother was performed by the patient's mother (grandmother of the girl born).
Surrogacy allows biological parents to genetically obtain their child in the most difficult cases of infertility: congenital or acquired absence of the uterus, contraindications to pregnancy or childbirth.
The surrogacy program is conducted as part of the IVF procedure.
The only difference for genetic parents is the transfer of embryos into the uterine cavity of the surrogate mother, not the biological one. During the program, the genetic mother takes stimulants that promote egg growth. Then perform a puncture of the follicles and get the eggs. A woman's (genetic mother's) eggs are fertilized by her husband's (genetic father's) sperm. The resulting embryos are cultured for several days, then transferred into the uterine cavity of the surrogate mother. According to statistics, the probability of pregnancy with such a procedure is higher than with IVF.
During treatment, you may find that you and your spouse cannot get sperm or eggs from your biological mother or father. In this case, you can use donor gametes. The clinic has a large proven bank of donor eggs and sperm. If it is impossible to use the mother's eggs (or father's sperm), the Clinic's specialists will select the necessary donor material for you.
According to Ukrainian law, a child born as a result of a surrogacy program must have a genetic link to at least one parent (ie both donor eggs and donor sperm cannot be used).
The clinic conducts surrogacy programs, provides a database of potential surrogates and, if necessary, provides its patients with legal support.