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 »

After a Miscarriage: Coping as a Surrogate

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For any woman, a miscarriage can be a heart-wrenching experience, but for a gestational surrogate, there is the added worry she has let down the intended parents and the surrogacy agency. It’s important, however, not to blame yourself. Miscarriage is one of those things you simply can’t control and happens to almost every woman. Here… Read more »

Gestational Surrogacy and Cord Blood Banking

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Before intended parents and gestational surrogates come to an agreement, there are many things to be discussed, from compensation,to insurance coverage, to birthing plans. One important item you may not have discussed is cord blood banking. What is cord blood banking? Cord blood banking is the process of collecting and storing the blood from the… Read more »

Top Gifts to Give Your Surrogate

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Your gestational surrogate is giving you the greatest gift of all, so it’s only natural to want to give her a gift in return. But what will she enjoy and find useful throughout her pregnancy or after. Most gifts fall into a few different categories such as comfort, special occasion and thank you. Comfort and… Read more »

Every Surrogate Deserves Extra Support! Kinesiology Pregnancy Tips

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Women who have experienced pregnancy know it comes with a lot of aches and pains. Pregnancy discomforts can be tough to manage because you are limited regarding what pain-relieving medications you can safely take. Many pregnant women try alternative methods to manage minor pregnancy aches such as yoga or stretching, meditation or light exercise. One… 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 »

What Are Surrogacy Agreements and How Are They Used in Surrogacy?

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As a gestational surrogate or intended parent, one of the first issues that will be discussed is surrogacy agreements. These agreements are put into place to protect the interests of the gestational carrier and the intended parents throughout the surrogacy process and afterward. The difficulty is that laws vary from state to state, so there… Read more »

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 »

Everyone Needs a Helping Hand – The Benefits of Working with an Agency

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Dealing with infertility can feel isolating, so seeking expert help is one of the kindest things that you can do for yourself and your partner. If you’re thinking about gestational surrogacy as an option to become parents, a surrogacy agency can help guide you through every aspect of the process. Here are some benefits to… Read more »

What Are All These Surrogacy Acronyms You Keep Mentioning?

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Due to its close-knit ties with the medical community, gestational surrogacy has its own set of acronyms that are used frequently among those working with or pursuing gestational surrogacy. For individuals who are new to the community or simply researching available options with gestational surrogacy, these acronyms can seem foreign and confusing at first. If… Read more »