Best Mobile Apps for New Parents

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As a new parent in 2019, you’ve got a wealth of resources at your fingertips. While your parents might have needed books, journals, or late night phone calls to doctors or friends, you can access much of what you need by simply downloading a mobile app to your phone. There is no shortage of apps… Read more »

Overcoming New Parent Nerves

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As an intended parent, you’ve spent years trying to get pregnant and have a baby. But now that the time is here, and your baby will soon be joining your family, you may not know what to expect. Don’t worry. Whether families birth children themselves, adopt, or create families through gestational surrogacy, they share many… Read more »

Explaining Surrogacy to Family and Friends

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Your friends and family are probably aware of your struggle to have children. Perhaps you are working through fertility issues or need help creating a family because you are single or in a same sex relationship. Those who have never encountered these kinds of issues in having a family may not even be aware that… Read more »

6 Thoughtful Gifts to Show You Care

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The relationship between intended parents and gestational surrogates often grows close over the course of the surrogacy journey. To show appreciation, the intended parents and surrogate may want to buy gifts for each other.  Whether it’s to mark milestones throughout the journey or celebrate a special occasion, thoughtful gifts can be positive for both the… Read more »

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 »

First Time Parents? What to Expect in Your First Week

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Not sure what to expect the first week after bringing your baby home? Welcome to parenthood! Rest assured that every first-time parent feels similarly unprepared. Let’s go over some of the surprises you can expect. Babies sleep a lot and cry a lot … and not much else. Your baby’s first few weeks are spent… Read more »

Top Gifts to Give Your Surrogate

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Your gestational surrogate is giving you the greatest gift of all, so it’s only natural to want to give her a gift in return. But what will she enjoy and find useful throughout her pregnancy or after. Most gifts fall into a few different categories such as comfort, special occasion and thank you. Comfort and… Read more »

When Carrying Your Own Child Isn’t an Option, Consider Surrogacy

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The inability to carry your own child is frustrating and heartbreaking, but you do have options. One of the best is gestational surrogacy. What is gestational surrogacy? It’s when a woman who has no genetic connection to you carries a baby for you. The pregnancy is typically achieved through in vitro fertilization, using the intended… Read more »

The Benefits of a Doula During Surrogacy

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A doula can provide support to you as a gestational surrogate, preparing you for and guiding you through the birthing process. Even though you’ve been through it before, every pregnancy, labor and delivery is different. Your doula can act as your advocate, seeing that your birthing plan is followed, and the process proceeds as smoothly… Read more »

How to Get Matched as a Gestational Surrogate With Intended Parents

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If you’re considering becoming a gestational surrogate, you may wonder about the process for getting matched with intended parents. Once you have navigated the screening process to ensure you are physically and mentally prepared for the surrogacy journey, the next step is to find intended parents who are the perfect fit. The relationship between surrogates… Read more »