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 »

Writing a Birth Plan? What You Need to Know About C-Sections

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Just because you previously delivered vaginally, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare for a c-section just in case this time. A variety of factors can make a cesarean necessary, including those you can anticipate like placenta previa or breech positioning. There are also any number of conditions or events that can require an emergency c-section such… Read more »

Five Things to Look for When Picking Intended Parents

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If you’re considering becoming a gestational surrogate, one of the most crucial factors is selecting the intended parents you will be carrying a child for. This is an intimate and complex relationship, so making the right connection is vital. Of course, your surrogacy agency will be able to guide you along the way, but here… Read more »

Hate Needles? How to Survive Fertility Injections as a Surrogate

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If you’ve done your research, spoken to your surrogacy agency and talked to some other surro moms, you probably feel well prepared for your surrogacy journey. One thing you may have not given a lot of thought to, however, is there are a lot of needles involved. It can be pretty daunting. Why so many… Read more »

Is Your Spouse Considering Becoming a Gestational Surrogate? Here’s What You Need to Know

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If your spouse or significant other is thinking about being a gestational surrogate, they are going to need a lot of support from family, friends and especially you. Are you ready? Here’s what you need to know. Your support isn’t optional Many surrogacy agencies require you to sign off on the surrogacy agreement before the… Read more »

Gestational Surrogate? How to Craft Your Nutrition Plan

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As a gestational surrogate, this isn’t your first pregnancy. You already know the importance of good nutrition for a healthy pregnancy, but medical advice can change over time, so you may need to update your thoughts on nutrition. Consider the following advice to keep you and the baby you are carrying happy and healthy. Ideally,… Read more »

Surrogate in Washington? Here’s How to Find a Great Agency

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With the passing of the new state law, women in Washington are now able to serve as surrogates for compensation, as they can in many other states. If you are considering becoming a gestational surrogate, you now have options. What you may not know is you are not limited to working with an agency within… Read more »

Surrogacy in Washington State: How the New Law Impacts You

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Good news for potential gestational surrogates in Washington state and those who would like to work with a surrogate from Washington to create their families. Washington passed the Uniform Parentage Act, signing it into law in March. The law will take effect January 1, 2019. The new state law gives individuals who are struggling with… Read more »

What Surrogates Can Expect on IVF Transfer Day

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You’ve gone through all the screenings and preparation, both physical and emotional. You’ve taken all the medications and supplements, passed all the tests, lined up your support system and now it’s here—the big day. Here’s what to expect. Get some rest. If you are traveling to the fertility clinic, you will probably stay overnight in… Read more »

Gaining Support: Getting Your Family on Board With Your Surrogacy Journey

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When you undergo your initial screening with a surrogacy agency, you may be surprised they have so many questions about the support you get at home. That’s because your surrogacy journey can go much more smoothly when you know your friends, family and spouse have your back. You may think this journey is yours alone,… Read more »