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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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Surrogacy and Compensation

One of the first questions that arise when someone finds out you are a surrogate is, “How much do you get paid?” This question can be downright insulting, but it’s just plain curiosity and some people just can’t help themselves. All surrogates do not get paid to have...

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Vision and Pregnancy

There are many ways pregnancy can affect your vision. While your body changes temporarily, your eyes can too. Between the hormones, metabolism, fluid retention and blood circulation, pregnant women can experience blurry vision, floaters and light sensitivity. This is...

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Can I Still be a Surrogate with Tubes Tied?

If you are finished growing your family and have had a tubal ligation, you can still qualify to become a surrogate mother. Many women choose this process after their families are complete as a means for permanent birth control. Although there are other requirements...

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Healthy Eating While Pregnant

There are obvious rules most know about diet during pregnancy such as no drinking and no smoking. Then, there are some things that you never knew you couldn't have such as raw fish. But even more surprising, you may not realize that you can't have your favorite cheese...

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Going Insane on Bedrest? Read This!

Bedrest. This is when you are prescribed to relax and take it easy. Many fertility clinics require surrogates to stay on bed rest for 48-72 hours post transfer to help keep that little embryo safe and snug. Or if you are already pregnant, you may be prescribed to...

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Who Do You Tell About Your Journey?

As a surrogacy agency who consistently works with surrogates, we thought you all would enjoy scenarios of surrogate encounters with the public on an average day. Many surrogates have had encounters with acquaintances that can be awkward. When you decide to embark on a...

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A Quick History Lesson about IVF

The history of IVF dates back to the 1930s when a Harvard University Scientist, Gregory Pincus successfully conducted IVF experiments on rabbits. It was not until the 1970s, that the process became available to women when Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards worked with...

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Surrogacy Contracts

A surrogacy contract is a lot of reading but you HAVE TO READ YOUR SURROGACY CONTRACT! It deals with all the financial arrangements. Seriously, we at Shared Conception, cannot over emphasize to our surrogates, how important it is to read the contract. Everything you...

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Do I Choose the Intended Parents?

The immediate answer is Yes! As the surrogate mother, you choose the intended parents just as much as they choose you. Keep in mind, Intended Parents are also thoroughly screened to confirm they are safe to work with and ready to commit to a journey. After you are...

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What is a Prenatal Massage?

Everyone likes to indulge and spoil themselves every now and again with a spa treatment. It can be a little more difficult when pregnant because of the restrictions for you and your precious cargo. However, a prenatal massage has many benefits and is more than just a...

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Shipping Breast Milk

It may be intimidating. You definitely do not want all that “liquid gold” to go bad in the shipping process. Here is what I did when I shipped breast milk.Pumping is a full-time job. I pumped about every 3 or 4 hours for a few months. I had so much stored that we...

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Being a great Surrogate

“Tummy Mummy,” “Gestational Carrier,” “Surro Mom” – There are many different names for a surrogate mother. Some are cute, some are just technical, but how to become a great surrogate mother is a quality all surrogates must possess in order to have a smooth,...

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Why Choose a Surrogacy Agency

There are so many surrogacy agencies to choose from. It can be very overwhelming. First, you need to educate yourself on the process so you can “interview” each contender. One of the most common questions we get is, “Why should we utilize a surrogacy agency instead of...

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LGBT and Surrogacy

Surrogacy can be complicated, costly and is a huge decision for any couple. A surrogate mother or gestational carrier is a woman who carries a child for someone else. There are many ways that different types of families can find their way to surrogacy. For straight...

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