Surrogacy: Touching the Lives of More People than You May Realize

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Over the course of the past decade, surrogate pregnancies have become increasingly more common throughout the United States. Although it may not have been even a possibility in the past, the gift of becoming a parent is now a reality for all different families as a direct result of gestational surrogacy. Whether you are a… Read more »

It Takes a Team to be a Gestational Surrogate – The Importance of Your Spouse’s Support

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Making the decision to become a gestational surrogate is an extremely rewarding, yet life changing experience not only for the surrogate herself, but also for her spouse. Although you will have the support of your agency, friends, and family, your spouse will be your greatest source of physical and emotional support before, during, and after… Read more »

Gestational Surrogacy and the Big Decisions around Selective Reduction and Termination

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Perhaps one of the heaviest topics every surrogate and IP will need to address when considering surrogacy is how they feel about termination and selective reduction in pregnancy. Although an unpleasant discussion to have, termination in the case of genetic or medical defects is a topic in which most IPs and surrogates are at least… Read more »

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 »