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How to become a surrogate with Shared Conception

How to become a surrogate with Shared Conception

Part 2: Medical and Legal The medical and legal processes can be a bit complicated. But remember, we are with you every step of the way! Shared Conception will guide you through the application process, medical and legal processes, and well through labor and delivery....

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Surro Gift Giving

Surro Gift Giving

Throughout a journey, both intended parents and surrogates are bound by a legal contract. This contract is full of agreements, dos and don’ts and other stipulations that both the surrogate and intended parent must follow. However, there is nothing in the contract...

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Back Breaking Cookie Baking

Back Breaking Cookie Baking

The holidays bring many joyous tasks. One of them is cookie baking. Maybe not just cookies, but elaborate meals, other desserts, heavy appetizers and traditional dishes. Whatever you choose to make, it can be tasking on your body when you are pregnant. Shared...

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Pregnant During the Holidays?

Pregnant During the Holidays?

Ok, you’re pregnant and it’s the Holiday Season. You may not always feel merry and bright, but there are a ton of reasons why being pregnant this season rocks! Getting out of Obligations That wonderful baby bump is now your best reason for dipping out early on your...

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A Grateful Surrogate

A Grateful Surrogate

When I tell someone that I have been a surrogate not only once but twice, I often hear how lucky those “people” (Intended Parents) are to have someone like me in their life. I do not like to applaud myself.  I enjoyed every bit of the journey; even the injections in...

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Pregnancy Terms and Definitions for Surrogates

Pregnancy Terms and Definitions for Surrogates

There is so much to learn when you are a surrogate! It’s not like you this is your first pregnancy, since you are now a surrogate, you probably have had at least one or two successful and seamless pregnancies of your own under your belt! However, surrogacy introduces...

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5 Fall Vegetables to add to your diet

5 Fall Vegetables to add to your diet

Fall is full of beautiful foliage, colors, smells – and food! This season introduces some delicious, nutritious and colorful vegetables to get excited about. Read on to learn how to take advantage of the seasonal fare and some recipes to go along with it! Spaghetti...

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We all find out find our hand in the candy bowl around this time of year. And that usually isn’t a problem.  Although it is Halloween time, being pregnant does not mean you can gorge yourself on an entire candy bag. A holiday does not change the candy’s nutritional...

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Halloween with a Belly!

Halloween with a Belly!

Let’s be honest, when you’re pregnant, it already feels like you’re wearing a costume—there are definitely times when you don’t feel like you’re in your own skin. But you can transform that beautiful bump into the ultimate Halloween costume!  The internet is full of...

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The Pregnancy Struggle is Real!   

The Pregnancy Struggle is Real!   

Worry, anxiety, and even depression does not discriminate. Surrogacy is filled with happiness but hitting a rough patch during any pregnancy is not uncommon. Mostly because, life is life…it has its ups and downs, and it is mostly out of our control. Calmness and a...

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Pregnancy Falls

Pregnancy Falls

Pregnancy definitely changes your body, but it also changes the way you move, get around and walk. Your center of gravity has to adjust, which can cause difficulty with every day movements.   Knowing this, it’s no wonder that many pregnant women have experienced a...

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Your Own OB

Your Own OB

One of the most common questions when inquiring about becoming a surrogate is, “Can I use my own Obstetrician?” The short answer is, yes. Initially, you’re in the care of the fertility doctor who did the IVF transfer. They like to watch over you for majority of the...

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Building Self-Esteem in your Child

Building Self-Esteem in your Child

It’s tough being a parent! We all strive to make our children become polite, kind, and honest individuals, but it’s not always easy. I have two young boys in elementary school and have noticed that I worry too much about what they don’t do rather than focusing on the...

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Deciding on a Second Journey

Deciding on a Second Journey

After my first journey, I knew immediately I wanted to have a second. And when I say immediately, I mean it! I had to have a cesarean because of my previous labors. The time spent in the operating room with the Intended Parents was incredible. They sat behind me, and...

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