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Surrogacy may seem simple. Someone wants to have a baby, but any number of factors prevent them from getting or staying pregnant. You’ve had a least one baby, you don’t mind (or even LOVE) being pregnant and your body seems to handle it well. Sounds like a match made in heaven, right? Not so fast!… Read more »

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When you first begin to investigate surrogacy, you may be overwhelmed by the number of terms and abbreviations you might have never heard before. Whether you’re considering creating your family through surrogacy or thinking about becoming a surrogate yourself, there’s a lot to learn. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most common terms:… Read more »

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Just because you previously delivered vaginally, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare for a c-section just in case this time. A variety of factors can make a cesarean necessary, including those you can anticipate like placenta previa or breech positioning. There are also any number of conditions or events that can require an emergency c-section such… Read more »

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If you’re considering becoming a gestational surrogate, one of the most crucial factors is selecting the intended parents you will be carrying a child for. This is an intimate and complex relationship, so making the right connection is vital. Of course, your surrogacy agency will be able to guide you along the way, but here… Read more »

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The entire surrogacy journey can be intimidating for the novice Intended Parent. If you also need to use donor eggs, the process is even more complex. Where do you even start? Working with an egg donation agency or a surrogacy agency can smooth the way for you. They will walk you through the entire process… Read more »

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If you’ve done your research, spoken to your surrogacy agency and talked to some other surro moms, you probably feel well prepared for your surrogacy journey. One thing you may have not given a lot of thought to, however, is there are a lot of needles involved. It can be pretty daunting. Why so many… Read more »

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If your spouse or significant other is thinking about being a gestational surrogate, they are going to need a lot of support from family, friends and especially you. Are you ready? Here’s what you need to know. Your support isn’t optional Many surrogacy agencies require you to sign off on the surrogacy agreement before the… Read more »

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As a gestational surrogate, this isn’t your first pregnancy. You already know the importance of good nutrition for a healthy pregnancy, but medical advice can change over time, so you may need to update your thoughts on nutrition. Consider the following advice to keep you and the baby you are carrying happy and healthy. Ideally,… Read more »

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If you are intended parents in Washington State, you have recently heard the good news. The Uniform Parentage Act was recently passed. The law will take effect January 1, 2019. This legislation makes Gestational Surrogacy legal statewide. “Altruistic surrogacy” was already permitted in Washington, but surrogates could not be compensated as they are in other… Read more »

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With the passing of the new state law, women in Washington are now able to serve as surrogates for compensation, as they can in many other states. If you are considering becoming a gestational surrogate, you now have options. What you may not know is you are not limited to working with an agency within… Read more »