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Part 3: Surrogacy in the 3rd Trimester

Congratulations! You have made it into the final stretch. And yes, pun intended! You might feel that your body is stretched out, you’re tired, you urinate frequently and you might not be getting the best night’s sleep. You definitely cannot see your feet, but that’s...

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Part 2: Surrogacy in the 2nd Trimester

Congratulations! You made it through the first trimester. On top of the usual suspects; morning sickness, fatigue, food aversions, frequent urination, etc., you may still have those pesky needles to inject. By this time, you can administer the shot with your eyes...

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Traveling as a Surrogate

Being a surrogate is a loving and selfless thing to do. Surrogates know that giving this wonderful gift will come with some personal inconvenience for them and their family. One of the major factors of difficulty that you may face as a surrogate, is traveling while...

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Surrogacy in Texas

If you live in Texas and are curious about becoming a surrogate, read on and see how surrogacy works in our great state of Texas. The process does vary between states. Not only is surrogacy a legal process, but it is also an emotional and physical process. Make sure...

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2 Week Wait…..Concerns?

Not only is IVF stressful, but so is the post-IVF two week wait!! You can’t wrap yourself in a cocoon of safety and stay stress free for this entire period of time, because life gets in the way. Even so, it is exhausting! You become hyper aware of your body and can’t...

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Ways to Support Your Surrogate

The relationship between you and your surrogate is a special one. If you are an intended parent matched with a surrogate or if you are an individual who is part of a surrogate’s support system, there is a lot you can do to positively support a surrogate.  Here...

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“The” Decision

Deciding to become a surrogate mother is a choice initially made by you – the surrogate-to-be. However, you mustn’t ignore how it can affect your spouse/partner, children and the loved ones around you. After all, their support is crucial to a successful journey. Part...

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Calling All Intended Parents!

We make it easy to take the first step in starting your family. When an intended parent begins exploring the option of surrogacy, it begins with a conversation. Shared Conception welcomes all who wish to have a conversation regarding this very sensitive subject. ...

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A Surrogacy Get Together

Shared Conception wants to give you an idea of our fabulous sisterhood of surrogates. Not many people, other than our surrogates can get this point of view. We felt it is important to give anyone considering surrogacy, an idea of this support system that is available...

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Surrogacy in 2019

With the start of 2019, Shared Conception would like to wish you a Happy New Year! Here’s to all things good as we see another year come and go. We found the most common New Year’s Resolutions - do any of yours match up with the following?...

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Surrogacy in Your Workplace

Telling co-workers about your surrogacy can be stressful. After all, it is a very personal choice. But a blossoming belly cannot be unseen. Although this conversation may seem overwhelming, you have time to decide when to share...

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Pregnancy Holiday Attire!

This holiday season, it is possible to be pregnant, stylish and most importantly, comfortable. We have compiled websites and outfits for every size, shape and budget. Shared Conception will help you celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year in style!  ...

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Pregnancy during the Holiday Season

The holidays can be overwhelming while pregnant. Granted, there is a lot of running around during the holiday season, but the quality time you get to spend with your friends and family should be savored. And being pregnant throughout this joyous season can be the best...

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Four Books for Children of Surrogates

Many surrogates ask us about talking with their children about being a surrogate. There are a handful of books designed to help children understand how one happy family can help to create another. These books convey age-appropriate messages. Our surrogacy agency,...

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Surrogacy as a Single Mom

Another frequently asked question we often discuss with potential surrogates is: “Can I become a surrogate if I am a single mom?” The answer is a big “YES!” Some of our best surrogates are strong and empowered single mothers. Single moms also have the desire to help...

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Planning a Surrogacy

The internet is a great tool to use when researching the surrogacy process. It is a huge and overwhelming subject. There is a wealth of information readily available on the world wide web. But pay attention, there are a few items you may not find in your google search...

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Communication after your Journey

There can be lots of questions when intended parents and surrogates team up to create a baby. One of the most frequently asked questions is about the contact between the surrogate and intended parents post journey. The answer isn’t straightforward as every...

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