Maintaining good health is vital for everyone, but especially for pregnant surrogates. By prioritizing your well-being through mindful eating, nurturing social connections, and adopting a healthy lifestyle, you’re not just fostering a healthier pregnancy but also a more enjoyable surrogacy journey.

Adjusting Your Eating Habits

Some surrogates opt for organic foods during pregnancy, although scientific evidence on the advantages of organic produce is inconclusive. Studies do, however, indicate that organic produce may reduce pesticide exposure in newborns. Common dietary advice during pregnancy includes avoiding raw fish and eggs. As a surrogate, adhering to your doctor’s dietary recommendations and discussing any specific preferences of the intended parents is crucial. If you’re looking for snacks, you can read more about some of our favorites in our recent blog, Healthy Snacks for Surrogates.

Building a Supportive Community

Establishing a support network is incredibly important for navigating the surrogacy process. By reaching out to those closest to you, you may discover you have more assistance than you realized. Informing your employer, friends, and family about your pregnancy enables them to offer support, whether it’s adjusting your work schedule or helping with childcare. They can also provide invaluable emotional support during this time.

Prioritize Rest

Finding time to sleep isn’t always the easiest task, especially if you have small children at home. However, adequate rest and sleep are essential for your well-being during pregnancy, regardless of your situation. Whether you’re employed full-time, a stay-at-home parent, or a mix of both, it’s crucial to prioritize your health by ensuring you get enough rest and sleep to support a healthy pregnancy.

Shared Conception is here for you every step of your surrogacy journey. Our priority is ensuring a safe and fulfilling journey for our surrogates. If you’re considering becoming a surrogate, we invite you to reach out to us today. Contact us at 713-622-1144 or through our website.