Great Podcasts for Surrogates

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Whether you want something interesting to listen to on your morning walk or when you put your feet up at the end of a long day, podcasts can be entertaining and informative. Here are some favorites we’ve gathered that cover the pregnancy experience, surrogacy and even some tips that can help you in parenting your… Read more »

Surrogacy and Managing Gestational Diabetes

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Just like any other pregnancy, it’s possible for a surrogate to have to contend with pregnancy complications, one of the most common of which is gestational diabetes. This condition is manageable, but steps should be taken to recognize the symptoms, work with your doctor to manage your condition, and keep your surrogacy agency and the… Read more »

Writing a Gestational Surrogacy Birth Plan

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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 »

Signs You Would Be a Great Gestational Surrogate

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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 »

The Risks of Being a Surrogate Mother

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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 »

5 Myths About Being a Gestational Surrogate

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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 »

How to Connect With Intended Parents When You’re an Introvert

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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 »

Finding Support on Your Gestational Surrogacy Journey

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Being a gestational surrogate or working with one can be stressful and emotional. You have all the stresses of a typical pregnancy, plus the relationship between the surrogates and intended parents. As you know, it’s best for all involved (including the baby!) if you can keep your stress level to a minimum. That’s what makes… Read more »

Common Legal Concerns About Being a Gestational Surrogate

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If you’re considering becoming a gestational surrogate, you may have some questions. You’re probably worried about the impact on your family and your health, but you may also have some legal concerns. Here are a few legal questions surrogates commonly ask. Do you know whether gestational surrogacy is legal where you live? As long as… Read more »

Grieving as a Surrogate: Dealing With Failed Transfers and Miscarriage

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Anyone who has experienced a failed pregnancy understands the sadness and sense of loss you feel. For a surrogate, those feelings are compounded by the guilt you may feel for disappointing your intended parents. It’s important not to blame yourself. There are so many things that can go wrong in transfer and early pregnancy. The… Read more »