Gestational Surrogacy and Cord Blood Banking

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Before intended parents and gestational surrogates come to an agreement, there are many things to be discussed, from compensation,to insurance coverage, to birthing plans. One important item you may not have discussed is cord blood banking. What is cord blood banking? Cord blood banking is the process of collecting and storing the blood from the… Read more »

Why Become an Egg Donor?

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Thinking about donating eggs? You may be surprised at the impact you can have. Couples cannot always have children on their own without the help of donor eggs. Your decision to donate can play a significant role in the lives of intended parents, their family, and their friends, not to mention the child that will… Read more »

Navigating the Process of Becoming an Egg Donor

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Considering becoming an egg donor? It can be a wonderful way for young, healthy women to help an infertile couple or individual reach their goal of creating a family. It can be very rewarding to know that you are helping a couple who would be unable to have children on their own. Here’s how to… Read more »

The Quick-Read Guide to Surrogacy Terms and Abbreviations

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When you first begin to investigate surrogacy, you may be overwhelmed by the number of terms and abbreviations you might have never heard before. Whether you’re considering creating your family through surrogacy or thinking about becoming a surrogate yourself, there’s a lot to learn. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most common terms:… Read more »

Overwhelmed by Egg Donation and Surrogacy? Here’s What to Do.

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The entire surrogacy journey can be intimidating for the novice Intended Parent. If you also need to use donor eggs, the process is even more complex. Where do you even start? Working with an egg donation agency or a surrogacy agency can smooth the way for you. They will walk you through the entire process… Read more »

Egg Donation and Your Health: What You Need to Know

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If you’re considering egg donation, it’s important to go in with both eyes open. It’s essential to know what to expect every step along the way. Gaining a full understanding of any risks you should be aware of in the testing, preparation, retrieval and recovery stages can help you begin your surrogacy journey with confidence…. Read more »

Why Women Decide to Become Gestational Surrogates

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We recently spoke to founder and CEO of Surrogate Solutions, Gayle Garrett about the reasons women choose to become surrogates. She shared that for most women, the reasons are very personal. For the most part it’s some variation of feeling fortunate they were able to become pregnant and blessed to have a family of their… Read more »

Should You Freeze Your Eggs?

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Technology for harvesting, freezing and storing eggs has advanced in recent years. Is it something you should consider? Are you a good candidate? Freezing your eggs can give you options from extending your reproductive lifespan to protecting your eggs from diseases or treatments. While woman of any age can freeze their eggs, the highest success… Read more »

What is Gestational Surrogacy? And Why Should Your Family Consider It?

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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 »

Egg Donation and Sibling Registry: What You Need to Know

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If you decide to create your family through surrogacy or IVF, you may be able to use your own eggs; however, it is more common to use donor eggs. You may be unable to use your own because of injury or illness, such as cancer and subsequent chemotherapy. You may be menopausal or have undergone… Read more »