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!
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.