Psychology sessions conducted for Surrogate Mother
Our Psychologist Ms.Mellisha Kar conducts sessions for our Surrogate Mothers (SM). These counselling sessions are is conducted for Surrogates so that they can pour out their heart, because every SM goes through several degrees of psychological and personal problems during the processes and these sessions enable them to enhance their coping to deal with such problems effectively.
Dr. Ms. Kar has categorized her sessions for SM into three ie.
a) Newly Enrolled
b) Embryos Transferred
c) Pregnant Mothers
a) Newly Enrolled:- Dr. Ms. Kar makes the newly enrolled SMs aware of the process which they will have to undergo. As they are going to be part of the Surrogacy process they are made aware of their responsibilities and facilities they will be provided with in SurrogacyIndia. Basically, the SMs are made familiarized with their all the rules other than medical procedures so that they fully get mentally prepared for the program. They are explained that the program they will be undergoing is for the couple who are unable to conceive naturally. Then along with her even her husband or whoever her guardian is, psycho educated about the whole process. any anxieties related to the process are addressed. The SM is also assessed on various psychological parameters.
b) Embryos Transferred: - As the Embryos are transferred their responsibilities of being surrogate starts. It is actually the initial stage. So they are worried about their results. Their journey here will start only when their results will be positive. It is observed that they start getting over anxious. They start taking this failure so seriously that they sometimes feel it’s their failure. So these sessions are done to make them relax.
c) Surrogates who are pregnant: - In these sessions the surrogates who are pregnant are psycho educated about how they should follow a healthy lifestyle. During their cycle the first trimester is very sensitive period where they are supposed to take a very good care of themselves. At times it happens that the surrogate’s health graph starts varying, and most of the time it has been due to their personal or family problems. So during such period our Psychologist helps them to mentally calm down and help them resolve the issue. As their delivery dates near they start getting very stressed out, so during these sessions they are been positively encouraged relaxation taught and preparing her for the delivery. The important issue of attachment towards the child in the womb is addressed at various levels of pregnancy. Counseling sessions enable the SM to give up the surrogate child without her experincing much emotional problems. SM is helped with to deal with issues of bonding and post partum issues. Basically, our Psychologist acts as the facilitator.