Prenatal Care as an Older Surrogate

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Oftentimes, surrogates will wait until they are finished having their own families before making the decision to become a surrogate. Because of this, it is not uncommon for surrogates to begin their surrogacy journey in the later years of child-bearing age. While medical standards consider a woman who becomes pregnant after the age of 35… Read more »

Sentenced to Bed Rest…Now What?

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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 »

Pregnancy No-No’s

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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 »

Are They “The One?” Knowing if potential IPs will be a good fit for you.

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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 »

What Role Does My Family Play in the Surrogacy Decision?

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Becoming a surrogate is a monumental experience to embark upon, both for you individually, as well as your family as a whole. Your spouse will be your strongest source of physical and emotional support during your surrogacy, so it is important to make this big decision together. Begin by engaging in an honest and open… Read more »

What Are Some Risks of Being a Gestational Surrogate?

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Although joyous, the gestational surrogacy journey is not without potential risks. While many surrogates will agree that the desire to give back outweighs the possible risks, it is important to understand what the risks are, and how to manage them if they do appear. When discussing prospective risks with your agency and Intended Parents, consider… Read more »

What Types of Medications Does a Surrogate Take During the Pregnancy?

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As with any pregnancy, it is of utmost importance to stay healthy with the help of prenatal medications. Where surrogacy is concerned, there are several special medications exclusive to the needs of the surrogate and intended mother. We know that it is important to surrogates to know what medications they may encounter, but we also… Read more »

What Are the Requirements to be a Surrogate Mother?

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Deciding to become a gestational carrier for a couple means that you will be giving them the gift of life and the ability to have a biological child of their own. This gift is priceless to the parents, and the child—and the surrogates’ lives are also blessed by this experience. But once a woman has… Read more »