All pregnancy comes with risk but with multiples the risks are increased. Multiples pregnancies are harder on the surrogate and the babies have increased risk of complications. The decision to transfer more than one embryo should be between the doctor, surrogate mother and intended parents. Usually only one is transferred with a first attempt, especially if the egg is from an egg donor or the intended mother is under 35. Women who have had fullRead More
Intended parents usually ask if they need to request their surrogate to get an amniocentesis if Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) has been done. Although there are many types of genetic problems that can affect the human chromosomes, the main concern is Down syndrome (trisomy 21) because it’s the most common genetic abnormality for babies born around the world. The risk of chromosome anomalies (such as Down syndrome) increases with the age of the genetic motherRead More
Some tips on how to talk to your friends and relatives about your surrogacy/egg donation journey, especially once it’s time to announce the pregnancy. Every friend/family network is different so these advices might not apply but some options could be: Do a full disclosure to everyone at the same time so as to preempt confusion, talking behind your backs or uncomfortable questions. You can write a post in blog about your journey (you can useRead More
Being a surrogate mother is a unique rewarding experience. When you choose to become a surrogate mother, you are helping lucky intended parents bring their child into the world and make their parenthood dream come true. If you are considering giving the gift of parenthood as a surrogate, the first two questions that will pop up in your mind are: Why being a surrogate mother? And how to be a surrogate mother? Women choose toRead More
Both intended parents and surrogate mothers should check several points before proceeding in their journey. If you are thinking of being a surrogate mother in USA or in Canada, being well prepared is the key. This six-point checklist will help you to safeguard your surrogacy experience. 1 Determine if surrogacy is right for you For Surrogate Mothers contemplating surrogacy, seriously consider all issues prior to making a decision to go ahead with a surrogacy arrangement. BeingRead More
It really depends on the country chosen, the surrogacy agency you use or if you decide to go Indy. In Canada some surrogacy agencies are quoting up to 18 months to match with a surrogate mother, in The United States this process can be faster but also it depends on the agency and the State. When you’ve got no particular requirements, most intended parents match in 1 or 3 months. In case you are in search ofRead More
You can find a surrogate mother on your own or using a surrogacy agency. If you decide to go independent, it is highly likely that you will need to share your story. If none know about you and your story, if none knows you are specifically looking for a surrogate, how would someone want to help you? Whenever you ask a surrogate why she chose a particular family, it comes down to the connection sheRead More
Pursuing parenthood through surrogacy may be an overwhelming and expensive process for intended parents and the surrogate mother cost can be a big concern for Intended Parent. Before starting the surrogacy journey, you need to know that costs will largely depend on the type of surrogacy process you are pursuing, as well as the services you will need during the process. There are two types of surrogacy agreements: traditional surrogacy where the surrogate mother isRead More
Surrogates look at intendent parents’ profiles for a connection and a personality. What should you include in your MySurrogateMom profile? Most of intended parents acknowledge that creating a profile is one of the most difficult tasks prior to moving on MysSurrogateMom website but this is a very important task  to find surrogate because your profile is the first thing a prospective surrogate or egg donor looks at when choosing an intended parent. Your profile is that allRead More
Step 1: Educate yourself All intended parents should educate themselves about the surrogacy process by having a consult a surrogacy specialist and a lawyer that specializes in third party reproduction to help ensure that you understand the legal process and surrogacy in US, Canada or other country and how it applies to you Step 2: Looking for a surrogate mother Once you are ready to start your search for a surrogate mother the first stepRead More