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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 »

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Due to the likelihood of many embryos being transferred during IVF, it is fairly common for many gestational surrogate pregnancies to result in twins or triplets. For some infertile couples, the possibility of having more than one child may seem like a dream come true. However, multiple child pregnancy is associated with an increased risk… Read more »

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Both women and men sometimes need help coping when faced with infertility. Learning you are infertile is not just a challenge that effects you physically; it is also a mental and emotional strain. The experience of infertility can leave you feeling inadequate as a partner to your spouse, frustrated at your inability to do something… Read more »

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Making the decision to become a Surrogate is the first step of a rewarding journey. For Melissa, her path to becoming a Surrogate began when she became pregnant with her first son and then turned into a reality after her second son was born. Feeling the joy of motherhood made Melissa think about all the… Read more »