When you start your surrogacy journey, many questions will cross your mind and might even make you feel overwhelmed. One of those questions could be whether an experienced surrogate will improve your odds of a successful pregnancy or not.
An experience surrogate will be a surrogate mother who previously had a successful embryo transfer and delivery.
There are no clear statistics if it’s likely to improve your odds when you match with an experience surrogate. You need to know that a gestational carrier (experienced or not experienced) has had at least one or more successful pregnancy or pregnancies.
When you will match with your surrogate her age, BMI, overall health, and own pregnancies can be better indicators of a good candidate than if they have been a surrogate before. Younger, lower BMI, healthy/active, with good personal pregnancies are good things to look for regardless of if it is their first time or not.
On the other hand, if you match with an experienced surrogate mother, probably you will enjoy your experience because she and her family know the process so perhaps less stressful. Proven surrogates might know the process and what to expect more than a first timer though.