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The Surrogate Mother and Postpartum Depression

When you’re an expectant intended parent, you’ll probably do a lot worrying about your surrogate mother and baby—but that’s to be expected. One of the biggest concerns among intended parents, however, is how the surrogate is going to react once the baby is born.  What is her bond with the baby going to be like Read Full Article →

Surrogate Motherhood Throughout the 20th Century

In reality, surrogate motherhood goes back to the dawn of recorded history. Although ancient forms of surrogate motherhood were rarely documented, the one of the first examples comes to us from the bible. In one of the stories about Abraham, it is written that his wife Sarah experienced infertility. She asked her handmaiden, Hagar to Read Full Article →

The Overwhelming Benefits of Working with a Surrogacy Agency

Now that you’ve done an extensive amount of research, you’re ready to team up with a gestational carrier (or perhaps become a surrogate yourself) and a surrogacy agency—which is key to making this seemingly insurmountable feat really happen. A full-service surrogacy agency can guide you through the process of pregnancy. Here are the five best Read Full Article →

Gestational Surrogacy or Traditional Surrogacy? That is the Question

A widely misunderstood concept relating to surrogacy is the difference between traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. These words are mistakenly used interchangeably in order to describe a woman carrying a child for intended parents. How do you determine which one is correct to use?   Let’s start with traditional surrogacy, because it is the oldest Read Full Article →

5 Signs You Are the Perfect Surrogate Mother

Before applying for surrogacy, it is important to gauge whether you possess the emotional and intellectual temperaments necessary for the successful completion of the monumental task of becoming a surrogate mother. Here are some of the character attributes every surrogate mother should have: Organization A good surrogate mother should have scheduling down to an exact Read Full Article →

Terms to Know in the Surrogacy Process: FSH

Follicle Stimulating Hormone, or FSH, is an important hormone monitored during the surrogacy process. Naturally occurring, it secretes from the pituitary gland and, along with Luteinizing Hormone (LH), plays an incredibly important role in normal female reproduction. The primary purpose of FSH is to stimulate the growth of the ovarian follicle in the development of Read Full Article →

Advice From A Surrogate Agency: Address Your Emotions About Infertility

As a surrogate agency, we’ve worked with many women experiencing infertility and understand the myriad emotions it causes. In general, there are eight shades of emotions researchers have identified as being affected by infertility: loss of self-esteem, status, important relationships, health or an acceptable body image, control security, important fantasies and someone or something of Read Full Article →

Must-Know Info for Those New to the Surrogacy Process

The surrogacy process is a complicated to say the least. You may be currently learning all of the ins and outs that go along with it, considering the pros and cons, and deciphering the terminology. And while you may be think of yourself as somewhat knowledgeable on the subject, there are some important things about Read Full Article →

Surrogate Pregnancy: What Foods Make a Healthy Baby?

If you’re a surrogate, pregnancy can be confusing because of the amount of conflicting information out there on what the perfect diet is. Is it dangerous to eat fish because of the mercury or is it good because of the fish oil? Are eggs good to eat or do they contain too much cholesterol? Though Read Full Article →

How to Keep Your California Surrogacy Running Smoothly & Conflict-Free

In California, Surrogacy has nearly doubled in a few years. According to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies, the number of surrogate babies in the United States has gone from 738 in 2004 to 1,448 in 2010. Even though the number of surrogates is increasing, serious conflicts between surrogates and intended parents remain relatively rare, with Read Full Article →