The Affordable Care Act and Gestational Surrogacy – Will it Have an Impact?

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With the Affordable Care Act now in full effect, many United States citizens are learning firsthand how this new law will impact them; however, because of how new the Affordable Care Act still is, many individuals are still figuring out how the act will affect them personally. This sentiment rings especially true in special situations… 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 »

How Soon Can You Be a Gestational Surrogate Again?

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Gestational surrogates choose to travel the path of surrogacy for a variety of different reasons. Many women want to share the joy they have found in becoming a parent by helping other couples who cannot have a child on their own. Other women have simply enjoyed being pregnant and miss the experience despite their own… Read more »

Domestic? Or International? Which Surrogacy Option is Better?

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Surrogacy is an exciting and new journey that tends to come with numerous questions. One topic many potential surrogates read about when they first look down the road of surrogacy is the differences that arise when working with domestic versus international intended parents. As with many important life choices, each option contains its own set… Read more »

Out of Town IPs? Three Great Ways to Make Sure They are Included in Your Pregnancy

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Surrogates and Intended Parents will not always find their perfect match in close geographic proximity to each other. In fact, many Surrogates find themselves working with Intended Parents who do live out of town. While this is not a make or break factor when it comes to clicking and finding the right couple to work… Read more »

Six Great Ways to Help You Stay Healthy and Fit During Your Pregnancy

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While the benefits of staying healthy and fit during pregnancy are great, it can also be very challenging to achieve. For many gestational surrogates, finding the time and energy to eat right and exercise throughout this exciting journey can be much easier said than done. The best way to stick with a routine that will… Read more »

Can You be Declined from Being a Gestational Surrogate?

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For many women, becoming a surrogate is a dream come true. Many surrogates have expressed that although their family was complete, they missed being pregnant and wanted the opportunity to give another family the gift of a child; these feelings are not uncommon. While becoming a surrogate is an extremely rewarding journey, it is also… Read more »

Ready to Match with Intended Parents? Make Sure it is a Good Fit

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One of the most exciting and essential early milestones in any surrogate’s journey is matching with intended parents. Surrogates and intended parents share a special, emotional, and joyous experience unlike any other over the course of roughly a year. The surrogate-intended parents’ relationship is the key foundation to a successful and happy pregnancy for both… Read more »

Gestational Diabetes and Surrogacy: What This Means For You

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Just like traditional pregnancies, surrogate pregnancies run the risk of developing gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a condition characterized by high blood sugar or glucose levels that happen for the first time when a woman is pregnant and goes away after the baby is born. Almost all women have some degree of impaired glucose intolerance… Read more »

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 »