Myths about surrogacy

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There are so many myths in the world of surrogacy. With surrogacy, there are always good vibes, happy thoughts, and baby dust to wish the surrogate and her intended parent(s)  good luck on their transfer day, but let us clarify some of the misconceptions you may have heard.   Myth: A woman will opt for surrogacy to… Read more »

Injection Tips

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Part of this amazing journey is preparing your body for the embryo transfer. This is done through specific medications and monitoring your cycle so the embryo transfer can occur on the optimal date. Aren’t medicine and science amazing?!?! At this point, the clinic and your coordinator will work out your treatment calendar and you will… Read more »

Advice from surrogates…

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What if you could have advice from seasoned surrogates with experience? Well look no further!  We asked our former surrogates for advice they would give to any new surrogate and this is what they said…   Speak up- It is part of your birth experience as well. During your journey you have rights, just as… Read more »

What Can You Do If Your Family Doesn’t Support Your Decision to Be a Surrogate?

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While rewarding, surrogacy can be difficult both physically and emotionally. It’s helpful to be able to lean on your family for support during this time. Unfortunately, sometimes people have a hard time understanding gestational surrogacy or don’t feel that they can support the decision. That’s when you may need to find other resources to partner… Read more »

3 Unexpected Things to Look for in Intended Parents

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When you’re ready to become a gestational surrogate, there is probably nothing more important than your selection of intended parents. When you meet with them, you’ll probably have a list of questions to ensure you are on the same page. Here are three things you may not have thought of. Clear boundaries Every surrogate/intended parent… Read more »

5 Ways to Ask Your IPs for Help During Your Pregnancy

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Depending on your relationship with your intended parents, you may wonder if it’s okay to ask them for help during your pregnancy. After all, they are already paying for a lot of expenses that go into a surrogate pregnancy. But, chances are that helping you out will increase their involvement in the pregnancy and help… Read more »

6 Thoughtful Gifts to Show You Care

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The relationship between intended parents and gestational surrogates often grows close over the course of the surrogacy journey. To show appreciation, the intended parents and surrogate may want to buy gifts for each other.  Whether it’s to mark milestones throughout the journey or celebrate a special occasion, thoughtful gifts can be positive for both the… Read more »

Want to Become a Surrogate Mother? Here’s Where to Start.

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If you’ve ever considered becoming a gestational surrogate, you may wonder what to expect and how you can prepare yourself and your loved ones. You’re smart to take a thoughtful approach to such an important decision. It can affect many people for years to come. Here’s what you need to know to get started. Make… Read more »

Meeting Potential Intended Parents? 8 Questions to Ask Them

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Your surrogacy agency will match you with an individual or couple they feel would be a good mutual fit, but it’s up to you to decide if the match feels right to you. One of the best ways to find out if you and the intended parent(s) are the right match is to ask plenty… Read more »

Fact or Fiction: The Truth About Gestational Surrogacy

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Gestational surrogacy is growing more common each year, but persistent myths continue to swirl around the practice. Here are a few questions you may have heard, along with some answers that will help you separate the fact from the fiction. Do they use my egg? No, the egg will come from the intended mother or… Read more »