EDSI, Author at Reproductive Health Clinic California - Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute (EDSI)

Things to Consider when Selecting a Surrogate

No matter how you’ve come to your surrogacy journey, selecting a surrogate is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle. As a San Francisco surrogacy agency, we have seen many different types of people come to this process, and they select surrogates based on any number of qualities. There are so many things to consider about a person who will carry your baby for you. Most surrogacy agencies ask quite a bit of information about their surrogates so that you can get a better picture of who they are and what they are like – because it matters. Of course, most agencies will have strict requirements about who can be a surrogate: they can not smoke or do drugs, cannot have STDs or other diseases that can risk the pregnancy, they have to be secure, they have to undergo psychological evaluations, and have to have at least one healthy pregnancy before they can even get entered into the system.

But where do you go from there? How can you choose the best option for your family? It can be complicated – but the good news is that there are ways to decide on the perfect option.

Selecting A Surrogate

If you do not already have a surrogate that you want to work with, you can look through rosters and lists of surrogates without having an idea about who to choose. Still, there are some important factors you may want to take into consideration when choosing a carrier for your baby. These can include:

Personality: What type of personality do you (the intended parent) get along with? In most cases, you will spend at least some time with this person, so you will want to know whether or not you get along.

Has this person been a surrogate before: Sometimes, intended parents want to work with someone who has had a successful surrogacy before theirs. This can help to calm some of the nerves intended parents may have and it shows that the surrogate understands the process. It is important to note that most surrogates require more compensation if they have already been a surrogate.

Is this surrogate willing to carry multiples? Some surrogates are only willing to carry one baby at a time – but sometimes a surrogate will be willing to carry more. If that is a path that you want to take, you should find a surrogate who is willing to carry multiples.

Relationship during surrogacy: Sometimes, a surrogate is willing to have as much contact as you want and other times, they do not want a lot of contact. Other times, it just depends on location. Figure out how much interaction you want with your surrogate and narrow down the list from there.

Relationship after surrogacy: Do you want your surrogate to stay in your child’s life? If so, make sure to look for a surrogate who is willing to have a relationship once the child is delivered.

At the end of the day, you want to look for a surrogate that you know you can trust. For nine months (give or take), this person will be imperative to the health and safety of your child’s life. You want to find someone who genuinely enjoys pregnancy. If you choose to work with a surrogacy agency, much of the groundwork is done for you and you should have plenty of great options available.

Ready To Find A Surrogate?

Being a parent through surrogacy is one of the most amazing and life-changing experiences you can have in your life. It will give you the chance to become a parent – something so many people dream about their entire lives. Still, it can be quite scary to do it alone, which is why so many people seek out a surrogacy agency to help them reach their goals. We suggest that you do the same: you will have far fewer choices to make and you will know that every surrogate will provide a hospitable environment for your child.

 

If you are ready to get started on the surrogacy process, make sure to contact us today.

Surrogacy Myths: Truth vs. Fiction

Every day, there are new misconceptions and myths surrounding surrogacy popping up – sometimes they are based in reality, and sometimes they aren’t. If you are just starting out on your surrogacy journey, whether you want to be a surrogate or you need help starting your family, these myths can be scary and put you off from doing it altogether. In particular, Sacramento surrogacy agencies see these myths quite often and have worked to eliminate them.

But what is the truth? Read on to find out.

Misconception: Surrogacy Is Only For Celebrities Or Those Who Have Money To Burn

Why wouldn’t people think this – the only surrogacy stories we really hear about are those of celebrities. The truth is that the cost of surrogacy is almost impossible to predict on your own. Surrogacy fees and expenses can vary quite a bit based on the needs of the intended parent or parents. For example, those families who can use the egg of an intended parent will face fewer costs than those who need to use an egg donor. Sometimes, people will use a known-donor or known-surrogate, which can also cut back on expenses.

The cost of medical care, health insurance, and daily care of surrogates will also vary quite a bit. To cut costs, you can work with a surrogacy agency that will help to plan for and mitigate some of these costs. Of course, there are also surrogacy agencies that take payment plans, offer to finance, and have discounts in some cases. Make sure that you research them to ensure that they aren’t too good to be true.

Misconception: Women Who Choose Surrogacy Are Judged

Many women who opt for surrogacy are afraid that the world at large will judge them for that decision. Sometimes, people assume that they are trying to save their figures or avoid pregnancy. In some cases, this is true. Women are busier than ever and sometimes cannot take the time to go through the emotional and physical toll of pregnancy, but they want to be parents: this is fine. Any surrogacy agency you want to work with will not judge you for wanting to become a parent using a surrogate.

However, most women who do go through surrogacy do so because they cannot carry babies by themselves. Anyone who really matters to those women will know the journey they took to become parents and should not judge them.

Myth: Surrogates Will Try To Take Parental Custody Of The Child

One of the biggest fears that intended parents have is that they will lose their child to the surrogate. Maybe they believe that their baby will be so cute that the surrogate mother will want it, that the surrogate mother will bond with the baby, or the surrogate will just take the baby as that was the goal the entire time. Thankfully, this is a misconception. Most surrogacy agencies will request that both the intended parents and the surrogate undergo extensive psychological evaluations prior to entering a surrogacy agreement. This will help to weed out those who may have nefarious intentions.

Still, agencies can connect intended parents and surrogates with attorneys who can help them throughout the process. In most cases, the agreement is that the surrogate and gestational carriers will not have any legal parentage rights of the child.

Misconception: It Takes A Long Time To Bond With A Baby Born of Surrogacy

Many parents fear that if they aren’t around the pregnancy every waking moment, they will have trouble bonding with the child. This isn’t true. The bonding process begins after the child is born – the people who take care of the child and nurture him or her will be the ones to have the bond. The truth is that sometimes, bonds take some time to form: even for “traditionally” born children. Still, children grow to know the people around them incredibly quickly, so you do not have to worry.

Ready to Be A Parent?

Becoming a parent via a surrogate is one of the most amazing steps you can take in your life. It will give you a lifelong bond not only with your child, but with an amazing surrogate. If you are ready to get started on the surrogacy process, make sure to contact us today.

Working Out While Pregnant: Should A Surrogate Do It?

When you are a surrogate, you tend to take things a little more slowly and cautiously – that is just how you need to act. However, as a California surrogacy agency, we often have surrogate mothers who are used to working out and moving. As long as it is healthy in your pregnancy, it is actually suggested that you perform moderate-intensity activities while you are pregnant. It can help with some of the side effects of pregnancy and will help you to feel better at all stages.

Even if a woman isn’t used to exercise, pregnancy can be a difficult time to take on an exercise regimen. However, with your body changing in so many ways, it is actually a great time to start. Just make sure that you take it slow and listen to your body.

Here are some of the benefits of working out while pregnant:

You May See Fewer Pregnancy Complications

Many women absolutely love being pregnant, but there are a few common effects that can make it difficult. If you exercise during pregnancy, you may be able to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and other problems that can pop up. At the same time, you will be reducing the risk of premature birth, fetal distress, and excessive weight gain.

Apart from potentially preventing health problems, exercise can help to reduce the pains associated with pregnancy. Additional weight, the location of the weight, less movement, and swelling joints can all lead to pain during pregnancy. Most women have some aches and pains. To avoid them, low impact exercise such as swimming or just an after-dinner walk can reduce the intensity of that pain. Water aerobics is another great way to get a good workout, especially later in your pregnancy. Yoga, stretching, and body weight exercises (with a spotter) can also keep you feeling loose.

Your Labor May Be Easier

Most women who become surrogates love being pregnant, but very few will tell you that they love the actual labor part of pregnancy. This is because it isn’t necessarily pain-free. The good news is that exercise can help with this: when you exercise, you strengthen your muscles, which can help to move the labor along. Make sure to strengthen your pelvic muscles and leg muscles at the same time, which will help immensely.

Exercise May Reduce The Risk of Cesarean Section

Exercise can help improve strength and conditioning, which help with a successful vaginal delivery, which is the standard most women want. Women who can push are more likely to end up delivering naturally without a C-section. While this isn’t proven, many doctors note that there is a connection between exercising while pregnant and having an easy vaginal birth.

Exercising May Relieve Stress

When you are pregnant, there are many things happening to your body. While you will, undoubtedly, be pampered and taken care of during your pregnancy if you are a surrogate, you can still feel stressed thanks to the hormones. Exercise can help to release the feel good endorphins that will help you feel less stressed. Even better, it can help with both forms of stress: physical and emotional.

Once you have the go-ahead from your primary care doctor, it is recommended that you start working out however feels comfortable for you. You can get your exercise in many different ways: walking, stationary biking, jogging, water aerobics, swimming, yoga, pilates, tennis, strength training, or hiking. Just make sure that you avoid contact sports or anything that could cause you to fall on your stomach.

Ready to Be A Surrogate?

Being a surrogate is one of the most rewarding and life-changing experiences you can have in your life. It is an amazing experience where you will have time to focus on yourself and your own health while you help someone else to become a parent, and exercising is a great way to take care of yourself. If you are ready to get started on the surrogacy process, make sure to contact us today.

How Do Intended Parents and Surrogates Get Matched?

Sometimes, the biggest worry people have as they enter the surrogacy process (whether they are the intended parents (IPs) or the surrogates) is how they will get matched with each other. We all have horrible memories of being picked last in gym class or not getting asked to dance at homecoming, so the thought of reliving those experiences can actually stop people from doing it at all. However, with a great surrogacy agency, you don’t have to worry about that.

Matching a surrogate and the intended parent or parents is the key to forming a great relationship and ensuring that everyone is comfortable throughout the process.

The Matching Process For Surrogates

For surrogates, they go through a very thorough process that qualifies them or disqualifies them based on a variety of criteria, including age, physical health, mental health, and interviews. If you are interested in being a surrogate, you can create a profile that highlights everything about yourself that you think would be appealing to intended parents. You can create your profile to be as creative as you want: fill it with information about your likes, dislikes, hobbies, photos, and other fun facts based on who you are. Everything goes through our agency so we guarantee that your information is kept private.

Once you are accepted and have created a profile, there is a bit of waiting game. You have to wait until intended parents see your profile and decide that you are may be the right fit for them. Traditionally, the number of surrogates is smaller than the number of families needing a surrogate, so the wait might not be long at all, especially for those who have been surrogates in the past.

The Matching Process for Intended Parents

When an intended parent or parents want to grow their family, they will often reach out to a surrogacy agency for help. They will learn about the process and determine if they want to proceed. Part of that discussion will center around important questions of budgets, timelines, and other medical factors. The answers to these questions can help direct intended parents to particular surrogates. With an agency, the experts already know many of the surrogates that are available for matching, and they can help steer intended parents to the profiles of surrogates that might best fit their needs. We keep our databases updated so that the information we have is the most recent and up to date – there are no surprises that way.

Intended parents look through our database and find someone who they think will be a good match. Then, the professionals arrange for a match.

How Do Intended Parents and Surrogates Get Matched?

All surrogacy agencies look to create compatible, comfortable relationships between surrogates and intended parents. The success that we have in matching surrogates with intended parents has a lot to do with the work we do ahead of time (questioning and building portfolios), but the majority of it is focused on ensuring that the surrogate has everything that she needs and creating a clear line of communication between all parties.

We make every effort to get to know the surrogates we have and the intended parents who want to use our services. The more open and honest everyone is, the more likely that the match will be a happy one.

Once intended parents have selected a surrogate and the surrogate agrees to meet, we can facilitate a meeting between the two parties. Sometimes that meeting will be in person if both parties are comfortable with that, or sometimes they will held over Skype. Either way, the goal is to first see if the parties are as compatible off page as they are on page – and that doesn’t always happen.

If you are ready to get started on the surrogacy process, make sure to contact us today. We can give you all of the information that you need to make the best decision for your family.

Egg Donation Process: A Walkthrough

If you are interested in becoming an egg donor, you might have some questions about the egg donation process. It can be a complicated process at times, but it needs to be in order to create the absolute best experience for those looking to be matched with an egg donor and for those who are egg donors.

Most egg donation processes will follow the same basic steps:

  1. Screening and Qualification
  2. Matching Processes
  3. Donation and Compensation

Each step contains smaller vital steps that help to ensure the success of the process.

Egg Donation Step 1: Screening and Qualification

Most egg donation programs are constantly looking for healthy women. It is imperative to go through a well respected, trusted agency that will help you with every step of the process. The first step will be an initial screening questionnaire that contains some of the most basic qualification factors, including:

  • Physical characteristics
  • Medical background
  • Interests
  • Personality
  • Educational background

These questionnaires might seem lengthy, but they are necessary to qualify you to be an egg donor.

If you do pass the initial step, you will be asked to a meeting to talk about your answers. A medical professional will review your application and you may need to meet with both a medical doctor and a counselor to help determine whether you can be an egg donor. It is important to know that this process is free and we want you to feel comfortable throughout every step. At EDSI, you can bring a friend or partner with you if you wish.

Egg Donation: Matching Process

Once accepted into the program, your description and a photo will go into a database that is only viewable to those looking for an egg donor. There is never any identifiable information revealed other than your photo.

Parents will choose an egg donor for many different reasons. Many will use the information provided to them during the application review process.

Egg Donation Process: Donation

Sometimes, it can take a while to be selected by intended parents. It really just depends on what you filled out on your form. Sometimes, we will ask for supplemental material if we think you are a great candidate but did not give enough information. We try to make the process as transparent as possible while still respecting your privacy. We will be as open throughout the process as you want us to be and will give away as much information as you are comfortable with – but know that the more information you give, the more likely you are to be selected.

Once you have been selected by an intended parent, you will have to go through the following steps:

  1. Final screening
  2. Blood testing to ensure you do not have any genetic or infectious diseases – these are required by the FDA.
  3. Cycle preparation to temporarily stop you from ovulating. You may also have to take a few other medications depending on your situation. You will be taught by a professional how to handle any medication that you must take.
  4. After confirmation that your cycle has been stopped, you will take another medication through an injection that you or someone else can do. You will have a few appointments throughout this process just to monitor that your body is doing what it is supposed to do.
  5. After you finish this process, there is an ultrasound-guided procedure to retrieve the eggs from your ovaries. This is a procedure that lasts about 30 minutes but will use a mild sedative. You should have someone with you to drive and you should take it easy after you get home.
  6. You will have a follow-up appointment a few weeks later to ensure you are healing.

Egg donation is an extremely rewarding experience that will help you to make a lasting impact on the world. Aside from the monetary compensation, you will feel personally fulfilled and moved by what you experience. In some instances, egg donors create a lifelong bond with the family. If you are ready to get started with the egg donation process, make sure to contact us today.

5 Ways Surrogacy Will Change Your Life For The Better

Surrogacy is a deeply personal but absolutely amazing experience. It is something that once you do it, it will change you forever. It will change your mind, body, soul, and impact. There are so many reasons to become a surrogate, reasons that have everything to do with you and reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with you at all.

If you are interested in becoming a surrogate but not yet ready to take the plunge, here are some great benefits to consider:

You Will Have An Excuse For Self Care

As women, we sometimes throw our own self-care out of the window and take care of everyone else. As a surrogate, you have an amazing reason to put your feet up, have a spa day, or even take a day trip. Many of these costs may even be covered in surrogacy expenses, including new clothing, health care costs, massages, and more.

If you often feel guilty about spending a few minutes to yourself, for nine (or so) months, you can focus on your (and the intended parents’ baby’s) needs first.

You Will Have Higher Self Esteem

One of the best ways to boost your self-esteem is to help others. Those who are struggling with infertility may be absolutely devastated and cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. Other people cannot have children on their own. As a surrogate, you get the chance to choose the parents you want to assist, which allows you to choose someone that you really want to help.

At the same time, you will experience deep feelings of personal satisfaction because you are making a dramatic impact on someone’s life – an impact they are never going to forget.

This will help you all throughout the rest of your life: whenever you feel down or low, you can just remember how you helped create a family.

You Will See People Differently

Becoming a surrogate will open your eyes to the world around you and maybe even give you some perspective. You will start to see some of the hardships that people go through but you will also get to see those people at the best moments of their lives. The intended families you meet, the medical professionals you talk to, and the community of surrogates that you form will be humbling, empowering, and extremely eye-opening.

One thing is for sure, you will never look at the world in the same way again.

You Will Find A Community

Many women come back to be surrogates again and again because they love the community that they have joined in the process. Whether it is the new family that you helped to build or the other surrogates that you connect with, becoming a surrogate allows you to have a network of caring, committed, enthusiastic women who are diverse and exciting. Many surrogates form close bonds that do not break when surrogacy ends – they create friendships that last a lifetime.

If you’ve ever wanted a friend who would pick up the phone at 2AM, you are likely to find more than one in this space.

You Get Money For It

Let’s be honest: in today’s world, we all need extra money. While we would hope that the other items on this list would be enough to encourage someone to be a surrogate, financial compensation is a reason to become a surrogate. Many women use the money they get from being a surrogate to do something big in their lives: buy a new house, get a car, go back to school, or pay off student loans. Others will use it as a way to add to their own children’s college funds, start a new business, or open an IRA.

At the same time, you get to be home with your family, working on your craft, or working another job that allows you to have a dual income.

Ready to Be A Surrogate?

Being a surrogate is one of the most amazing and life changing experiences you can have in your life. It will give you all of the above and so much more. If you are ready to get started on the surrogacy process, make sure to contact us today.

Most Popular Baby Girl Names For 2019

Increasingly, there is proof that what you name your child will impact his or her life. Certainly, one cannot imagine Beyonce if she were named Sarah. The name you choose for your child can impact her opportunities, her personality, and even who she is friends with at various parts of her life. It is a big deal. However, some parents do want to be creative, especially if they have gone through the surrogacy process and have a little more time and energy to do some research.

Starting At The Top

One of the biggest trends in girl names is to start at the top of the alphabet – with the letter A. There are many, many baby girl names that start with the letter A and they are incredibly popular. The letter A is popular for a few reasons: it is a vowel, we associate success with those near the top of alphabetical lists, and there has even been some proof that people with A names are more successful.

Some of the top names for 2019 include variations of Ashley, Autumn, and Amber.

Celebrity Inspired Names

If you can think of a celebrity, you can imagine that there are a ton of babies named after them every year. These names can be taken from stars of today (think Khloe, Taylor, and Ariana) or stars of years gone by (think Marilyn, Audrey, and Ava).

Some of the names gaining traction this year? Adele, Bri, Emma, Simone, Lupita, Selena, and Zoe.

English Word Names

As we move through the next decade, it will be quite common to see words that mean something completely different turned into names. This style of name has grown over the last few years thanks to celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Gwenyth Paltrow naming their daughters North and Apple, respectively. Of course, this trend has always been popular and in many cases, the names have become part of the popular canon for names – like Mercy, Rose, and Christian.

Today, you can get names from just about anything else and it won’t be seen as too strange.

Look To Your Grandmothers

Vintage names are incredibly popular right now as well. Antique names have been growing in popularity for a few different reasons, including the fact that they haven’t been as popular recently and are now unique. Many also see them as a tribute to important women in their lives and in history. If you are looking for something trendy but still classic, think about looking back on your family tree for inspiration.

Some of the most popular vintage baby names for girls include Gloria, Adeline, Audrey, Charlotte, and Violet.

“-Ley” Names

Ashley is always going to be an extremely popular name, but there have been many, many names to go that same route of adding a “-ley” to the end of it. There have been some offshoots that end in lee, lie, lea, ly, and many other configurations, but the “-ley” remains the most popular. You can take any common name and change it up just a bit by making the end different.

Some of the most popular “-ley” names include: Ainsley, Bailey, Hailey, Liley, and Paisley.

Baby Girl Names From Children’s Books

Children have been named after literary heroines for years. You never have to look far to find a Nancy, a Madeline, a Sarah, an Eloise, or a Stella. However, the names we are seeing now aren’t always from older literature. Look around a nursery school and you may find a Hermione, a Primrose, a Katniss, an Esme, and a ton of Bellas. You will also still see names from Disney movies and classic literature (Jane and Charlotte both make comebacks this year).

Becoming a parent through surrogacy is an extremely rewarding experience that will change your life forever. However, you are just starting your work. One of the very first things you will do as a parent is name your child, so you want to ensure that you pick a good one. If you are ready to get started on the surrogacy process, make sure to contact us today.

How Often Can I Donate My Eggs?

Becoming an egg donor can be one of the most exciting, gratifying, and moving experiences that you can have. In donating eggs, you are helping a family in need to achieve their dreams in a special way. Becoming a parent is such an emotional, moving, life-altering event and sometimes they need help to do it.

Not only is it rewarding for the intended parents, however: it is also rewarding for the egg donor. If you are thinking about becoming an egg donor or you have already been an egg donor in the past, you may wonder just how many times you can actually donate an egg along with some other important questions.

At EDSI, we handle egg donation, surrogacy, and matching. Our fertility experts can help you in making your decision to donate according to national guidelines that will keep you safe and healthy.

How Old Do You Have To Be To Donate Eggs?

In order to maximize fertility and the health of the eggs, donors typically have to be between the ages of 21 and 30 years old. This is when the eggs are at their highest quality and intended parents can be assured that there is a high chance of conception.

While you may be older and have given birth to a healthy child, there are some risks that come with older eggs. You do not have to be a parent in order to donate eggs. Remember that egg donation does not appear to have any long-term effects on your fertility, so you will still be able to have your own children.

How Often Can I Donate My Eggs?

Most egg donation agencies take up to six different egg donations from an eligible donor. The American Society of Reproductive Medicine has not found a reason to believe that there are any negative health effects to donating eggs, we want to be realistic with the number of eggs that we use. Remember that it can take several months or longer until you are matched with a family. This length of time to be matched will depend on what the recipient is looking for in a donor and who you are. Our goal is to get donors matched as quickly as possible.

We highly recommend that there is some time between egg donations. Remember that egg donation isn’t like you think it might be: it is very rare that eggs are frozen for long periods of time. Instead, most people wait for an intended parent match before they even go through the extraction process.

Is Egg Donation Monitored?

The FDA treats egg donations like they would an organ donation: they are highly regulated and there are many, many rules that we need to follow. There are other tests in place as well: the screening process involved in egg donation is intensive. Rates vary, but some clinics accept less than half of the applicants who apply to be egg donors.

The best way to meet the egg donation requirements is to ensure that you live locally, are healthy (it is important that you have regular periods), meet the BMI requirements, and are willing to follow the rules if you are chosen. You will also have to pass an STI test that looks for HIV, hepatitis, syphilis, active gonorrhea, and chlamydia.

Egg donors can have a single recipient family per treatment cycle. By limiting the number of donations that a woman can make, it reduces the risk that donor-conceived children will accidentally meet up with each other.

Ready to Be An Egg Donor?

If you have any further questions about whether you are eligible to be an egg donor or how often you can donate your eggs, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

If you are considering being an egg donor, the doctors and staff at Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute are absolutely committed to providing you with all of the information, care, and guidance that you need.

Top Things To Do During Your Long Beach Surrogacy

If you are thinking about becoming a surrogate in Long Beach, there are some things that you need to do for yourself. Of course, there are so many things that you will need to do to keep the baby healthy, but you also need to worry about your own well-being because, as a surrogate, you are a huge part of the surrogacy process and you should be celebrated for that.

At EDSI, we hope to encourage our surrogates to use this time not only for the actual growth of the baby, but also to take care of and pamper themselves.

Here are some of our favorite things to do for self-care during a surrogacy:

Make Sure You Eat Healthy Food

Your health is so important in determining how you feel and what you can do during pregnancy. Make sure that you eat a healthy diet that is filled with nutrients that you need to keep you going. Of course, you are going to want to indulge in some sweets or savory foods, depending on what you are craving. Allow yourself to give in to those cravings if they are safe and in moderation!

Get Plenty of Rest

As women, we tend to think that we need to be on the move at all times – but now is the time for you to get rest. Catch up on that Netflix show you’ve been wanting to watch, settle in with a great book, or just play a game on your phone. Resting regularly will help you to keep your energy levels up for when you need them.

Of course, you don’t want to rest too much – you still need to get an appropriate amount of exercise.

Talk To Your Surrogacy Professional

No matter what, you want to ensure that you have an open line of communication with your surrogacy contact. Your professional is there to be a resource for you, no matter what. They are there to support you and hear about your thoughts, feelings, and to cheer you on. Keep them informed! Even if everything is going just fine, you want to include them in the conversation so that they can give the Intended Parents updates on the pregnancy. Don’t be shy about sharing the joy of your surrogacy journey!

Document Surrogacy

One of the best ways to process the surrogacy process is to document it. You can do so in many different ways. Write a blog, take pictures, write letters to the baby or intended parents, scrapbook, make videos, or do whatever you can to get your creativity sparked.

Develop Your Habits

You may have some spare, unstructured time now that you are pregnant. Use this to explore new or exciting habits that you might not have had before. You can do this by attending classes, reading books, watching videos, or joining with other professionals. Many people use this as a time to start a new brand, learn pottery, practice a new language, or even finish up their schooling. Being a surrogate can give you a new outlook on life and leave you with a lifelong habit to turn to whenever you need something to do.

Prepare Yourself However You See Fit

Never forget that you are one of the most essential elements of the surrogacy process. You need to take care of yourself and there is no “color by the numbers” way to do that. You have to know yourself – which is why we prioritize not only your physical health, but your mental health before, during, and after you are a surrogate matters to you, it matters to the baby, it matters to the intended parents, and it matters to us.

Ready To Be A Surrogate? Contact Us Today

Surrogacy is an extremely rewarding experience that will change your life forever. If you are ready to get started on the surrogacy process, make sure to contact us today.