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We reached out to Anna Rhodes,  who is a birth doula and the founder of First Embrace Birth Services. We asked her some tips on Postpartum care since sometimes this important “4th Trimester” gets overlooked. Here are some tips from Anna. Don’t do too much too quickly. Birth is a major event for your body,… Read more »

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Have you ever thought about your birth sessions & wish that things went differently? Your birth experience many times effects your postpartum recovery & overall well-being. We reached out to Jennifer, who teaches childbirth classes, through a program called Gentle Birth. Jennifer offers classes, education, and even in-home sessions for childbirth. As a surrogate, Jennifer… Read more »

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Some of us are planners and we like to be in charge! Even with labor & delivery, we create a birth plan & have several conversations with our doctors, surrogates, and intended parents. For months, we have all been planning for the big day, and we want to be prepared. Before delivery, it is important… Read more »

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Intended Parents often ask me what the birth certificate process will be like when their child is born via gestational surrogacy. How long will it take? Will the surrogacy or surrogate be referenced on the birth certificate? What can I name the child? Well…  some of those questions have a standard answer, but for others,… Read more »

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After my own journey with infertility, I knew I wanted to help other families going through the same thing. I applied to be a surrogate with Surrogate Solutions and delivered twins as a surrogate in 2013. I knew I wanted to do it again, and after reading a couple of intended parent profiles I found… Read more »

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  To the sister I never knew I had, You are a mother; I am a mother. You are a friend; I am a friend. You are a daughter; I am a daughter. We are all of these things as separate entities but there is one thing we couldn’t be unless we had each other,… Read more »

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Welcome! You are either thinking about surrogacy or you are embarking on your surrogacy journey! We know that it can be overwhelming with all of the calendars, appointments, and steps so we wanted to help guide you with this timeline. Of course,  you have your personal care coordinator and our team that will also be… Read more »

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Written by Kathy Fountain LMHC, Board Certified Counselor   Here it is 2020 – not only the turning over of a new year, but a new decade! At the recent December meeting of our Resolve support group, the women were lamenting the end of “another year of trying.” The faces of frustration were everywhere. Not… Read more »

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          After going through her own infertility journey and becoming a mother through the gift of egg donation, author Julie Marie found various paths to parenthood were underrepresented in children’s literature. She wrote Happy Together, a collection of children’s books to help introduce young children to the family building concepts of… Read more »