Postpartum Process: What First-Time Surrogates Can Expect

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Deciding to become a surrogate is a special choice that is unique to each surrogate. Many surrogates express enjoyment in being pregnant and miss the journey after their own families are complete. Some have stated seeing others struggle with something that came easily to their families makes them want to help others achieve the joy… Read more »

Understanding Surrogacy and the Risks to You

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Surrogacy is undoubtedly a rewarding and noble journey unlike any other. It truly takes a special person to help a family achieve their dreams of becoming parents. While the role of the surrogate is invaluable, it is important to recognize the potential risks associated with gestational surrogacy. If you are considering becoming a surrogate, consider… Read more »

Breaking Through Misconceptions of Gestational Surrogacy

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Although Gestational Surrogacy has been in practice for more than three decades, its common recognition is still fairly new in mainstream society. As with most topics that are not completely understood, many misconceptions still surround the Gestational Surrogacy journey, specifically regarding the compensation piece. Just this past year, a researcher from the University of Texas… Read more »

Zika Virus and Gestational Surrogacy

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As the Zika virus continues to spread through the United States, many Intended Parents find themselves facing new concerns in regards to starting or expanding a family safely. Although no treatment or vaccine for the Zika virus currently exists, recent updates from the CDC suggest that women in countries affected by the Zika virus do… Read more »

Gestational Surrogacy in Louisiana: Understanding HB 1102

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In a promising development for Louisiana intended parents, Governor John Bel Edwards has signed into law Bill HB 1102, which went into effect August 1, 2016. This law protects the parental rights of couples in Louisiana who have opted to use a gestational surrogate. Formerly, the child was not considered their own until he or… Read more »

Battling Illness During Your Gestational Surrogacy: 8 Tips

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Although Gestational Surrogacy is a very special kind of pregnancy, Surrogates do not become immune to common pregnancy risks. While all Surrogates we match with Intended Parents are in superior health and have all carried happy, healthy babies, illness during Gestational Surrogacy is still a real possibility. If you find yourself experiencing illness during your… Read more »

Signs of a Great Surrogacy Agency

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Finding a reputable surrogacy agency is as important as whether you are an Intended Parent or a Gestational Surrogate. Many components make up the surrogacy journey, including financial and legal matters, and, of course, matching the right set of IPs with the right Surrogate! Because the surrogacy journey is such a special time to be… Read more »

Making it Work: Birth Plan Tips for Surrogate Pregnancies

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Although surrogacy is becoming more common in American culture, many hospitals may not have specific protocol in place for handling surrogate births. Because of this, it is imperative to have a birth plan in place to ensure the Intended Parents, Surrogate, hospital, agency, and families are all aware of the role they will play in… Read more »

Preparing for All Situations: Selective Reduction and Gestational Surrogacy

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One of the heavier topics that Intended Parents and Surrogates need to discuss openly with each other, with their agency and in their contract is their thoughts and wishes when it comes to selective reduction. Although the topic is an unpleasant one, it is imperative to discuss these issues right from the beginning of the… Read more »

Gestational Surrogacy: IVF Transfer Failed…Now What?

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After weeks or months of meetings, contracts and making sure everything is ready to officially begin your surrogacy journey, experiencing a failed embryo transfer can feel devastating for both Intended Parents and Surrogates alike. Although incredibly disheartening, it is important to keep in mind that IVF transfers do not always work on the first try;… Read more »