At the medical clearance appointment, the doctor will inquire about the Surrogate’s general health and pregnancy history. Basic vitals and a brief assessment of her health will be taken.
We do advise that the Surrogate eat and drink a lot of fluids before the appointment as she will have blood drawn and will also be expected to leave a urine sample. Her blood will be tested for infectious diseases and harmful substances. The doctor may perform a sonohysterogram, which is a procedure where a thin catheter is introduced through the cervix to the uterus. Ultrasound images are taken while the saline solution is injected into the uterus. Although no one has reported pain associated with this procedure, she may consider taking ibuprofen as some mild cramping can occur. An ultrasound is done to look for any intrauterine abnormalities, and also to check the lining of the uterus.
Last, but certainly not least, a nurse will discuss the medical treatment involved with third party reproduction.