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Why Self Care Is Important When Being a Surrogate in San Francisco

When you are a surrogate in San Francisco, you are going to under a certain amount of stress – no matter how or why you got pregnant, there will be stress associated with it. You will feel new things, experience physical side effects, and you may just be tired. Even though you may be busy with other things in your life, you need to find ways to take care of yourself when you are pregnant. We all need self care on many levels – but women who are Surrogates may need it a bit more.

This isn’t just the “get a massage” or “take a warm bath” type of self care – you need to get into your psyche and ensure that you are truly happy and healthy.

Resting Your Body

When you partake in a form of self care that prioritizes your rest, you are taking care of yourself and the baby. Fatigue is one of the most common side effects of being pregnant, and many people simply try to work through it. If you can, allow your body to rest. It is going through quite a bit already and may need more time than you are used to giving it. This is especially true as you go further and further along in your pregnancy.

This is also true once you give birth – allow your body to rest. There is a tendency for women to try to get moving and get on with life – but give yourself the time that you need to heal.

Keeping Positive

There are times when being a surrogate can be quite difficult on your brain – it is just the way we are wired. That is why we spend so much time ensuring that our surrogates can mentally handle being pregnant and carrying a baby for someone else. 

By staying positive and focusing on the bright parts of life, you are keeping your brain healthy. This will set you up to be happier now and protect your mental health into the future – including once you give birth, which can be difficult for some surrogates.

Seeking Help If You Need It

Another form of self care is seeking help if you need it. As mentioned, you will probably go through some emotional changes while you are pregnant. Most women go through emotional changes when they carry their own children, and you will go through it when you are pregnant with someone else’s as well. The most important form of self care here is to go seek help when you need it. You will benefit from it – there is no shame in going to therapy and seeking help. If you need support there, you can talk to your caseworker to connect you to a therapist with experience helping therapists.

Ready To Start Your Surrogacy Journey? Contact Us Today

Finding the right fit can be quite difficult, and as this is a big decision to make taking all the time you need to make those decisions is imperative. We are here for you whenever you make that choice. We are happy to give you more information now or schedule your consultation. If you need some help with self care throughout your journey, we have resources to provide you with care that you will appreciate and that will make you feel like the incredible woman that you are.

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.

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