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Becoming a Surrogate Mother: Birth Myths Revealed

Becoming a surrogate mother, just like becoming a traditional mother, can be very emotional towards the end of pregnancy. After waiting for nine excruciating, hormone filled, long months, the time has almost arrived—however, some things still irk you. You should be feeling complete joy at this most special stage in your life, but because of Read Full Article →

The Gestational Surrogacy Process: What Carriers Should Expect

Surrogacy can seem complex and confusing at first glance, but if and when you decide to work with Surrogate Parenting Services, you’ll learn a great deal more about the gestational surrogacy process, and the range of medical information available. In the meantime, however, here are just a few “up front” items that you should be Read Full Article →

The Gestational Surrogacy Guide: Preparing For a C-Section

Sometimes in gestational surrogacy, a carrier may face the prospect of having to get a cesarean section. The procedure is actually more common than you think. After steeply increasing over more than a decade, the number of women who get a C-section leveled off at 33%, as polled in 2010 and 2011 (rising nearly 60 Read Full Article →

Can a Gestational Surrogate Prevent Birth Defects?

The qualifications to become a gestational surrogate are somewhat rigorous. Besides being financially secure and having already gave birth, certain physical attributes are a must: age, BMI, being completely free of STDs, and all around general good health are all common requirements. These restrictions are intended to protect the health and well-being of both the Read Full Article →

Becoming a Surrogate Mother: Don’t Eat For Two

When becoming a surrogate mother, applicants have to meet certain qualifications, including BMI, calculated from a person’s weight and height. With this number, surrogacy agencies are accurately able to screen for weight-related health problems, such as diabetes, that can complicate a pregnancy. What about during the pregnancy? How can a gestational surrogate’s weight affect the Read Full Article →

Breastfeeding Your Baby Born by a Surrogate Pregnancy

Are you an intended mother who would like to breastfeed your baby born via a surrogate pregnancy? Not only is it possible to do so, chances are you will even produce a significant amount of milk. It’s a great decision because breast milk is considered by many experts to be the best option for your Read Full Article →

First Trimester Tips for the Gestational Surrogate

As any gestational surrogate can tell you, the first trimester of pregnancy can be rough. A couple of weeks after you find that the embryo transfer was successful and you’re pregnant, the excitement slowly wears off and the reality of the situation sets in. From the moment of pregnancy, you’re likely to experience a whirlwind Read Full Article →

What is PGD and How Does It Factor into the Surrogate Process?

If you are either a surrogate or an intended parent pursuing the surrogacy process and/or egg donation for family building, the term PGD may come up. PGD stands for preimplimtation genetic diagnosis, sometimes referred to as embryo screening, and this reproductive technology is used with an in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle to diagnose genetic diseases in Read Full Article →