Surrogacy and Managing Gestational Diabetes

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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 »

Post-Partum Relations: Staying in Touch after Surrogacy

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Every relationship between surrogates, IPs and gestational children is unique. It’s up to the parties involved to decide what is right for them. Some may prefer to maintain a business/cordial relationship during the pregnancy with little to no contact once the baby is born. Others may become lifelong friends. Talk to your IPs and your… Read more »

Gestational Surrogacy and Your Mental Health

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In preparing to be a gestational surrogate, you probably put a lot of time into getting yourself in top physical form, but are you in prime mental shape for all of the emotional ups and down that accompany each step in the surrogacy process? If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, it is… Read more »

Surrogacy Across State Lines – Is It Possible?

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When it comes to surrogacy, it is of utmost importance to have a great match between the Surrogate and Intended Parents. Because of the intimate and sensitive nature of surrogacy, it is critical for both parties to share the same values, preferences, and expectations for their surrogacy journey. When you choose to work with an… Read more »

What Are All These Surrogacy Acronyms You Keep Mentioning?

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Due to its close-knit ties with the medical community, gestational surrogacy has its own set of acronyms that are used frequently among those working with or pursuing gestational surrogacy. For individuals who are new to the community or simply researching available options with gestational surrogacy, these acronyms can seem foreign and confusing at first. If… Read more »

Pregnancy Pictures – Should You Capture Your Family’s Moment?

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Many parents- to- be wish to document their pregnancy experience for years to come through taking photographs. Likewise, it is not uncommon for Intended Parents to share the desire to capture memories during their experience with gestational surrogacy. While it is only natural to want to remember a joyous and exciting experience such as pregnancy,… Read more »

Building Your Bond with Your Baby

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Surrogacy can be a dream come true for many couples wishing to have a family of their own. Although the baby is genetically the child of the Intended Parents, many couples find themselves struggling with fears of being unable to bond and connect with their baby due to not being able to carry him or… Read more »

Strategies for Helping Your Surrogate During (and Right After) Transfer

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The time during and immediately following an embryo transfer is critical for both the Surrogate and Intended Parents alike. The embryo transfer is one of the last steps on the journey to becoming pregnant, so it is often a time of both excitement and nervous anticipation for all parties. While there is nothing during the… Read more »

Surrogacy Communities for Intended Parents and Surrogates

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Choosing surrogacy is a life changing decision.  Although many are blessed with the love and support of their friends and families, couples often find themselves struggling without the presence of someone who has embarked on the same journey and truly understands the bumps and excitement that happens along the way. Sometimes, you just need to… Read more »