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 »

3 Unexpected Things to Look for in Intended Parents

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When you’re ready to become a gestational surrogate, there is probably nothing more important than your selection of intended parents. When you meet with them, you’ll probably have a list of questions to ensure you are on the same page. Here are three things you may not have thought of. Clear boundaries Every surrogate/intended parent… 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 »

5 Ways to Ask Your IPs for Help During Your Pregnancy

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Depending on your relationship with your intended parents, you may wonder if it’s okay to ask them for help during your pregnancy. After all, they are already paying for a lot of expenses that go into a surrogate pregnancy. But, chances are that helping you out will increase their involvement in the pregnancy and help… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Why Do Women Become Surrogates?

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The reasons women choose to become surrogates are as varied as the women themselves and the families they help to create. Each surrogate has children of her own. They love their children and feel deep empathy for couples who are unable to conceive on their own. Specific reasons surrogates have shared include: They have experienced… Read more »

Texas Intended Parents tell their Surrogacy Story

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Hi! We are John and Stacie. Here is our surrogate story. John and I both had been married before. He did not have any children, I had 3, a girl and twin boys. Unfortunately after my twins were born I had to have a hysterectomy, so having children the natural way was never an option… Read more »

Texas Surrogate Gives Birth to Twins

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In this article, Surrogate Solutions shares the story of Meg, a gestational surrogate for a couple in Texas. After easily conceiving our daughter in 2004, my husband and I suffered through unexplained secondary infertility for several years. It was a gut-wrenching season for us, two people who had always “planned on” having a large family… Read more »