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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 »

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Building your family through surrogacy is a complex but ultimately rewarding journey. That journey is likely to proceed more smoothly with the right players on your team. While you’re probably eager to get on your way to having your baby in your arms, it’s important to research your potential team to be sure that you… Read more »

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While most surrogacy journeys proceed smoothly, there are risks any woman considering becoming a gestational surrogate should be aware of. It is important to understand those risks to make an informed decision. Here is an overview of some possible risks. Your agency will be able to tell you more about what you need to know…. Read more »

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Couples who are unable to become pregnant or sustain a pregnancy to term sometimes find gestational surrogacy to be their best option for creating their own families. What is gestational surrogacy? Let’s start with what it’s not. It’s not the same as traditional surrogacy, in which the surrogate mother both gestates the pregnancy and provides… Read more »

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Gestational surrogacy is still shrouded in mystery for some. For those who are involved in surrogacy or know the people who are, it can seem pretty straightforward. It involves matching a healthy, willing woman with a couple who are unable to have children of their own with the ultimate goal of producing a baby for… Read more »

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There is a lot of planning and research that goes into gestational surrogacy. Many thoughts about surrogacy revolve around emotions and relationships such as the heartbreak of infertility and the importance of trust and a connection between the surrogate, the agency, and the intended parents. But one of the most essential factors to understand is… Read more »

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As a surrogate, you are probably nervous about meeting intended parents. Starting a relationship and getting to know them over the course of the surrogacy journey can be daunting. When you’re an introvert, it’s even harder. But with a little bit of extra effort and a willingness to get out of your comfort zone, you… Read more »