Gestational Surrogacy Stats in the United States

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Gestational Surrogacy is on the rise in the U.S. for a variety of reasons. It’s become more widely accepted nationwide. There is a greater understanding of what is involved. Medical technology has improved, offering surrogacy as an option to greater numbers of couples and individuals wishing to have families. Here are a few recent statistics… Read more »

Should You Be a Gestational Surrogate for a Family Member?

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When you watch a family member struggle with infertility, you may wonder how you can help. If you’ve had successful pregnancies of your own, you might consider offering to be a surrogate. Is that a good idea or something to be avoided? Surrogacy brings complicated emotions. Think hard about the implications, commitment and the impact… Read more »

Great Podcasts for Surrogates

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Whether you want something interesting to listen to on your morning walk or when you put your feet up at the end of a long day, podcasts can be entertaining and informative. Here are some favorites we’ve gathered that cover the pregnancy experience, surrogacy and even some tips that can help you in parenting your… Read more »

Surrogacy and Managing Gestational Diabetes

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Just like any other pregnancy, it’s possible for a surrogate to have to contend with pregnancy complications, one of the most common of which is gestational diabetes. This condition is manageable, but steps should be taken to recognize the symptoms, work with your doctor to manage your condition, and keep your surrogacy agency and the… Read more »

Writing a Gestational Surrogacy Birth Plan

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Like all pregnancies, gestational surrogates (and intended parents/physicians) go into the delivery with a game plan. Highlight things to consider (like whether the IPs will be in room) and different approaches to birth (natural, etc.). Thinking your birth plan through ahead of time and committing it to paper is the best way to ensure your… Read more »

Signs You Would Be a Great Gestational Surrogate

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Ever wonder if you’d make a great surrogate? Has a friend remarked how easy your pregnancies were or do you simply feel blessed you were able to carry your children to term successfully? Have you thought about what it’s like for women who are not so fortunate? You may have what it takes to be… Read more »

The Risks of Being a Surrogate Mother

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While most surrogacy journeys proceed smoothly, there are risks any woman considering becoming a gestational surrogate should be aware of. It is important to understand those risks to make an informed decision. Here is an overview of some possible risks. Your agency will be able to tell you more about what you need to know…. Read more »

5 Myths About Being a Gestational Surrogate

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Gestational surrogacy is still shrouded in mystery for some. For those who are involved in surrogacy or know the people who are, it can seem pretty straightforward. It involves matching a healthy, willing woman with a couple who are unable to have children of their own with the ultimate goal of producing a baby for… Read more »

How to Connect With Intended Parents When You’re an Introvert

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As a surrogate, you are probably nervous about meeting intended parents. Starting a relationship and getting to know them over the course of the surrogacy journey can be daunting. When you’re an introvert, it’s even harder. But with a little bit of extra effort and a willingness to get out of your comfort zone, you… Read more »

Finding Support on Your Gestational Surrogacy Journey

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Being a gestational surrogate or working with one can be stressful and emotional. You have all the stresses of a typical pregnancy, plus the relationship between the surrogates and intended parents. As you know, it’s best for all involved (including the baby!) if you can keep your stress level to a minimum. That’s what makes… Read more »