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The “C” Word

The “C” Word

Feeling bloated is almost a rite of passage when pregnant. But when that feeling is a byproduct of constipation, it is EXTREMELY uncomfortable. Here is why you may feel backed up and what you can do about it. Constipation can begin as progesterone levels increase....

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Hop in!

Hop in!

Pregnancy in the summer can be hard because it is scorching hot! But look on the bright side! You can float; getting some relief from gravity. Find a pool and hop in! Well, don't hop. Step in safely. Relaxing in the water will not only cool you down but can be a great...

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What to Expect Post-Birth

What to Expect Post-Birth

Building a family is extremely exciting! If you are considering surrogacy, you have an incredible journey ahead of you. It’s exhilarating, surreal, and wonderful to bring a child into the world for someone else. After being matched, you share this incredible ride with...

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Surrogacy, Support Networks and Beyond

Surrogacy, Support Networks and Beyond

Surrogacy is such a process for intended parents. Most people who come to the decision they need to choose surrogacy to build their family, are already emotionally exhausted from the trials and tribulations of infertility. Shared Conception always emphasizes the...

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Best Sunscreens for Pregnancy

Best Sunscreens for Pregnancy

We often find ourselves looking at the ingredients of our beauty products when expecting. Now that summer is arriving, ingredients are very important when it comes to what is in our sunscreen. After all, it is important to protect your skin and baby bump from the...

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Another Kind of Support

Another Kind of Support

Shared Conception emphasizes how necessary it is to have an established support network when undertaking the role of a surrogate mother. Yet, there is another kind of support that every surrogate needs besides a close network of supportive friends and family. It’s...

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Using your OBGYN in Surrogacy

Using your OBGYN in Surrogacy

One of the many common questions from new surrogates is about using their OBGYN in their journey. After all, our OBGYN is where we ladies feel the most comfortable. Many of our doctors have delivered our biological children. And, there is the sense of safety with our...

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Let’s Talk Shots!

Let’s Talk Shots!

IVF shots are not as difficult or painful as you might think. For many of our surrogates, the first shot is the hardest. Then, it becomes routine and not so scary. Unless otherwise instructed by your doctor, most shots are intramuscular and are required about a week...

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Let’s talk shoes!

Let’s talk shoes!

A summer pregnancy isn’t always easy. It’s hot, you sweat more and battle with trying to dress comfortably and looking cute. Thank goodness you have the support of your family members and loved ones! Shoes are another type of support you need in order to have a...

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For the Potential Intended Parent 

For the Potential Intended Parent 

Surrogates make a huge commitment to the intended parents. They go through an intensive screening process, legal contracts, psychological and medical evaluations, background checks, and more to show they are good candidates to carry your baby and are committed to the...

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6 Surrogate Surprises

6 Surrogate Surprises

In short, surrogacy is a life-changing experience, not only for yourself but for the family you are helping to build. Nowadays, it’s easy to look up information about the surrogacy process. And that’s a great first step. But not all the information you need is out...

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3 Ways Faith is Found in the Surrogacy Process

3 Ways Faith is Found in the Surrogacy Process

Religion connects people in many different ways. And, it can play a role in your surrogacy journey. Here are just a few to start a conversation. 1.     Surrogacy alone is a leap of faith: Surrogacy is an unbelievable option for those who cannot have children on their...

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COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy

COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy

There has been a lot of talk about the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy. Some headlines are scary, while others are confusing. Shared Conception has done some research and would like to share what we have found. Social media has been buzzing about the coronavirus...

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New York’s Ban on Commercial Surrogacy Ends!

New York’s Ban on Commercial Surrogacy Ends!

New York was one of the few states that banned the process of compensated surrogacy; making it illegal. Many residents in New York have had to travel cross country to arrange for a surrogate mother. This has required intended parents to find fertility practices...

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Spring Cleaning While Pregnant

Spring Cleaning While Pregnant

Spring is in the air! We have had a cold and tough winter, and now we are starting to see the light at the end of the dark and cold winter tunnel. You may get the urge to enjoy some outdoor activity or get the house organized and cleaned. Just keep in mind, you are...

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Surrogacy as a Single Mom

Surrogacy as a Single Mom

We have had many inquiries from single moms asking if they would qualify to be a surrogate, even though they are not married or in a committed relationship. The answer is “absolutely!” Even it if seems that all surrogates are married or partnered, this is not a...

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Long Distance Surrogates

Long Distance Surrogates

Looking back on my two wonderful journeys with Shared Conception, I have had two completely different experiences. Each amazing and unique, I could talk for days about my wonderful relationships with each of the intended parents. For this blog, I want to talk about...

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