Priyanka Chopra Welcomes A Surrogate Baby: Is Surrogacy A Good Option For Travelling Couples?

by Sanjana Shenoy
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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas welcomed a baby via surrogacy. The couple took to their respective Instagram handles to share the joyful news while also requesting privacy during their special time to focus on their family.  Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have been married for three years.  Priyanka expressed her desire to have children when the time is right,  in an interview with Vanity Fair earlier. Fans of the actors are rejoicing and wishing the best for the star baby on the block. The Jonas couple’s good news has further piqued an interest in surrogacy. Travel couples might wonder if surrogacy is a suitable option. Well, read on to know more.

What Is Surrogacy?

Surrogacy is the process of a woman giving birth as a surrogate mother or of arranging such a birth. There are two kinds of surrogates- Traditional and Gestational. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is the biological mother, who gets artificially inseminated by the father’s sperm. So, their egg is fertilised by the father’s sperm or a donor’s sperm. In gestational surrogacy, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) is used to gather eggs from the mother and sperm from the father and then place it in the uterus of a gestational surrogate, who carries the baby for 9 months until birth. The gestational surrogate doesn’t have any genetic ties to the child as her egg wasn’t used. While she is the birth mother, she is not the biological mother.

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What Are Pros & Cons Of Surrogacy?

Surrogacy is often considered by couples if the woman has medical issues with her uterus, conditions of pregnancy are impossible or risky; if there’s heart disease involved or by same-sex couples who wish to raise a family. Surrogacy helps couples fulfil their life-long dreams of having children. It also brings together surrogates who specifically want to help LGBTQ couples or heterosexual couples facing medical issues to become parents. The cons to surrogacy involve very high costs for medical treatment. The overall procedure involving both medical and legal can get time-consuming and complicated. It may also not turn out to be unsuccessful in certain specific cases.

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Which Celebrities Opted For Surrogacy?

Many renowned celebrities have opted for surrogacy. Bollywood Baadshah Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan welcomed their youngest son, AbRam via surrogacy. Shilpa Shetty announced the birth of her baby girl Samisha also born through surrogacy. Karan Johar, Aamir Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Kim Kardashian, late King of Pop Michael Jackson and Sarah Jessica Parker are other celebrities who opted for surrogacy to raise their families.

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Why Surrogacy Can Be A Good Option For Travelling Couples?

Surrogacy isn’t a bad option for couples who love to travel. And we’re not talking about the occasional holidays, we’re talking about couples who’re always on the road, perhaps even making a living through exploring the world.

1. With surrogacy, a travelling woman will be free to travel the world for 9 months duration without the process taking a toll on her body or suffering from morning sickness or postpartum depression.

2. Moreover,  travelling couples can be on their feet immediately post-delivery to take care of the baby. But they’d probably have to take a break for a couple of months to spend quality time with their child before they head for the road again.

So while these are some benefits of surrogacy for travelling couples, it can be an expensive affair, so one needs to understand the situation, weigh the pros and cons before taking a decision.

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