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Understanding Surrogacy Medications

At California Surrogacy Center, we do everything we can to make the surrogacy experience as comfortable and healthy as possible. A big part of making sure the experience goes smoothly for a surrogate is making sure they get all of the surrogacy medications they need to make the pregnancy a success.

Why Take Surrogacy Medications During Your Pregnancy?

In a traditionally conceived pregnancy, the pregnant woman’s body naturally produces a plethora of hormones to help the body prepare for conception. However, during a surrogate pregnancy, this hormone release need to be recreated with medication. Below is an overview of the surrogacy medications that may be given to you if you when becoming a surrogate mother for California Surrogacy Center.

Note: Every surrogate is different and may require different medications. Not every surrogate will receive all of these medications, and some may receive medications not listed here.

Low-Dose Aspirin

Aspirin helps your body to stimulate your cycle and assists with embryonic implantation. You will take aspirin until 12 weeks into the pregnancy.


Lupron works to prevent ovulation and follicle production by suppressing hormone exchange and pituitary simulation to the ovaries. This medication is an injection that is given to fatty tissue in your body by a needle. Some side effects may include a headache, fatigue, and hot flashes.


Estrogen helps grow the lining of the uterus and works to maintain an early pregnancy. You will take estrogen in the early portion in your cycle. Some side effects may include nausea, fluid retention, skin irritation, and skin redness.


Doxycycline is an antibiotic that fights off any pelvic infection. You will take Doxycycline as an oral tablet.


Taken orally just a couple of days before the embryo transfer, tetracycline is an antibiotic that works to prevent infection during the transfer. Some side effects include minor digestive issues and sensitivity to the sun.


A low-dose steroid, Medrol is an oral tablet that stops the immune system from interfering with the implantation of the embryo.


Progesterone is a hormone that is needed to prepare the uterine lining for the implantation of the surrogate embryo and early pregnancy. Some possible side effects include vaginal discharge, dizziness, and tenderness in the breasts.

Get Ready For Surrogacy at California Surrogacy Center

If you are ready for a surrogate child or are interested in becoming a surrogate mother, California Surrogacy Center can help. Located in Southern California, we are the experts when it comes to everything you need to get through the surrogacy process. While all of these surrogacy medications can seem overwhelming, we make the entire experience simple and easy. If you have any questions about the medication taken as a surrogate or want to start the surrogacy process, contact California Surrogacy Center today by completing the form below.

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