The Importance of BMI for Egg Donors and Surrogates in Kansas CityPosted by Pathways to Parenthood | August 9, 2013
In order to be considered for surrogacy or egg donation, applicants have to meet certain basic criteria. One of these criteria is a candidate’s height to weight ratio, or Body Mass Index (BMI). Why is it important?
For those that are unfamiliar with the term, BMI is a number calculated from a person’s height and weight and provides an indication of body fat percentage. This number is important for assisted reproduction and third-party reproduction because it is related to an individual’s ability to conceive and maintain a healthy pregnancy.
For egg donors whose BMI is out of the normal range, it may be difficult to regulate their cycle and adequately and safely predict the dosage of fertility drugs needed. For surrogates that have a BMI that is too high, they are less likely to conceive, and run a greater risk of miscarriage.
Many potential egg donor and gestational surrogate candidates don’t qualify because of their BMI. The good news is you can always start a weight loss program, or weight gain program, and apply when your BMI is within the normal range. To learn if your BMI is in the acceptable range, please contact us today.
Egg Donor Program Disclaimer
Pathways to Parenthood Surrogacy Agency’s egg donor program is no longer in operation. After many wonderful years of helping families grow through egg donation, the difficult but necessary decision was made to close the program. The Covid pandemic’s economic impact and change in market conditions greatly influenced our decision.
The good news is that we are still building families through surrogacy. Plus, given our years of experience, we can provide education and guidance regarding the egg donation process for family building, and also recommendations and referrals for finding an egg donor. Please contact us for more information.