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As a surrogate, your compensation is not considered a salary or fee for services. The purpose is to balance the scales for the discomfort and expense you experience during your surrogacy journey. It’s important to track all your expenses and the compensation you receive carefully, for tax purposes and so you know you’re being compensated… Read more »

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Gestational Surrogacy is on the rise in the U.S. for a variety of reasons. It’s become more widely accepted nationwide. There is a greater understanding of what is involved. Medical technology has improved, offering surrogacy as an option to greater numbers of couples and individuals wishing to have families. Here are a few recent statistics… Read more »

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When you watch a family member struggle with infertility, you may wonder how you can help. If you’ve had successful pregnancies of your own, you might consider offering to be a surrogate. Is that a good idea or something to be avoided? Surrogacy brings complicated emotions. Think hard about the implications, commitment and the impact… Read more »

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Whether you want something interesting to listen to on your morning walk or when you put your feet up at the end of a long day, podcasts can be entertaining and informative. Here are some favorites we’ve gathered that cover the pregnancy experience, surrogacy and even some tips that can help you in parenting your… Read more »

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Whenever you decide to transfer multiple embryos to a surrogate, you obviously risk having a multiple pregnancy. But you also improve the chances that at least one embryo will make it to term. How do you know the ideal number of embryos to transfer to ensure you end up with a healthy baby at the… Read more »

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Just like any other pregnancy, it’s possible for a surrogate to have to contend with pregnancy complications, one of the most common of which is gestational diabetes. This condition is manageable, but steps should be taken to recognize the symptoms, work with your doctor to manage your condition, and keep your surrogacy agency and the… Read more »

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As an intended mother, you’ve been dreaming of meeting your baby for a very long time. But now that the time is near, you may be worried about bonding with your new child. This is a very common fear, but there are steps you can take to make this transition a smooth and happy one…. Read more »

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When you consider becoming a gestational surrogate, one of the most important things is choosing the right surrogacy agency. You need an agency that makes you feel valued and appreciated. One you can trust to guide you through the journey from start to finish with your best interests in mind. Consider these six signs that… Read more »

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Like all pregnancies, gestational surrogates (and intended parents/physicians) go into the delivery with a game plan. Highlight things to consider (like whether the IPs will be in room) and different approaches to birth (natural, etc.). Thinking your birth plan through ahead of time and committing it to paper is the best way to ensure your… Read more »

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Ever wonder if you’d make a great surrogate? Has a friend remarked how easy your pregnancies were or do you simply feel blessed you were able to carry your children to term successfully? Have you thought about what it’s like for women who are not so fortunate? You may have what it takes to be… Read more »