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For many women, pregnancy is an enjoyable and happy experience. Angela from Frisco, Texas, is one of these women. Angela loved being pregnant so much that when she and her husband had made the decision to not have any more children of their own, she found herself feeling sad each month because she missed being… Read more »

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Embryo grading is often one of the most complicated pieces to understand during the surrogacy process. The quality of the embryo is one of several important components involved in the success of an IVF pregnancy. Various pieces of information are used to determine the health of embryos, such as the number of cells present and… Read more »

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Every now and then, gestational surrogacy will sometimes force the surrogate to be put on bed rest for the safety of the baby or the surrogate herself. Although time away from work and chores may at first seem like a vacation, staying sane and safe during bed rest can be a challenge – both for… Read more »

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Next to finding your perfect match, your surrogacy contract is one of the most important preliminary steps on your surrogacy journey; it is also one of the most serious. Surrogacy contracts help protect all parties involved and ensure that the pregnancy will go smoothly. While most agencies and lawyers help guide you through the contract… Read more »

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Although your gestational surrogate pregnancy won’t be your first pregnancy, it never hurts to have a refresher course. Of course things like alcohol are completely off limits, but what about home and daily hazards that seem to lurk everywhere? Consult our list below of special aspects to keep in mind throughout your pregnancy. Excessive caffeine… Read more »

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In gestational surrogacy, the Surrogate mother undergoes in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer to become pregnant with the Intended Parents’ child. In order to maximize IVF success rate, it is important to retrieve a good number of high quality eggs from the Intended Mother; however, anytime an Intended mother is able to use her… Read more »

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Although many factors need to be considered when choosing who will be “the one” to carry your baby, the decision will ultimately come down to what feels right for you. Many Intended Parents begin their journeys as strangers with their Surrogates, while others feel more comfortable having a family member carry their child. Neither option… Read more »

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Finding the right Intended Parents is just as important for the Surrogate as finding the right Surrogate is for the Intended Parents.  In fact, finding the right couple is absolutely vital to having a successful and healthy pregnancy. Although your agency will play a large part in finding IPs who will match your lifestyle and… Read more »

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Some things in life truly feel as though they are just meant to be. Many Surrogates and Intended Parents feel this way after being matched through Gayle at Surrogate Solutions. Samantha’s story of being matched with Wendy is a glowing example. Samantha’s surrogacy journey began as a joke.  She already had two beautiful children of… Read more »

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Pregnancy is an exciting journey, but because Intended Parents are not carrying the baby, some parents can feel disconnected or impatient. Sharing the exciting news with friends and family, and building a strong bond with your Surrogate are great ways to play an active role during the pregnancy. However, preparing your home and life for… Read more »