Blog: All Things Conceivable

Too Much Time, or Not Enough Time?  Four Ideas
Too Much Time, or Not Enough Time? Four Ideas
2020-04-10

As the days blur together from one to the next and we spend much more time indoors than ever, we’re always looking for fresh ideas on how to make the most of our time with loved ones. For all of us that are interested in the surrogacy process, we certainly know what it means to help others. Still, …

A Surrogate's Journey: An Interview with Liz
A Surrogate's Journey: An Interview with Liz
2020-01-30

Even with the deep sense of community and shared experience among our surrogates, no two women have the same surrogacy journey. We love every opportunity we can get to chat with our gestational carriers about how they decided to embark on the path of surrogacy and what their journey was like. Our …

How Do You Respond to Family & Friends Who Don't Agree with Surrogacy?
How Do You Respond to Family & Friends Who Don't Agree with Surrogacy?
2020-01-23

While it was once kept quiet, surrogacy has moved to the forefront of discussion in recent years. From celebrities openly sharing that they built their family with the help of a gestational carrier to The Handmaid’s Tale (which some actually confuse with an accurate representation of surrogacy) to …

Ten Witty Responses to Well-Intentioned (but Frustrating) Questions About Surrogacy
Ten Witty Responses to Well-Intentioned (but Frustrating) Questions About Surrogacy
2020-01-16

The surrogacy process is often misunderstood. Not helping matters is the common (and inaccurate) depiction in movies and television (think Friends, Superstore, The Connors or My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ). Often, the person playing the role of the surrogate would not even meet the qualifications for …

Can I Have My Own Baby After Being a Surrogate?
Can I Have My Own Baby After Being a Surrogate?
2020-01-13

As you learn more about helping intended parents build their families, you may be wondering how surrogacy could impact plans to grow your own family. Having a biological child after surrogacy is not uncommon, and planning for your family’s future is an important consideration as you start your …

IVF Medication: Tips, Tricks and What to Expect
IVF Medication: Tips, Tricks and What to Expect
2020-01-06

Going through in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be overwhelming. Understanding the process, the medications, potential side effects, and accepting that medical intervention, needles and in some cases, the help of a gestational carrier is necessary to build your family – it can take a toll. In this …

Post-Birth Relationship with Your Surrogate Mother
Post-Birth Relationship with Your Surrogate Mother
2019-12-30

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for longer than you can remember – your baby is here! And while you’ve undoubtedly shared your gratitude with your surrogate for the irreplaceable role she played in this journey, you may wonder how your paths continue from here. It can be difficult to know …

Should I Do a Repeat Surrogate Journey?
Should I Do a Repeat Surrogate Journey?
2019-12-23

Are you considering a repeat surrogacy journey? You’re not alone! Many women travel the path of surrogacy multiple times, for a variety of reasons. Just like your first surrogate pregnancy, you’ll want to consider multiple factors and make a decision that is best for you and your family. If a …

Thriving as a Single Mom During Surrogacy
Thriving as a Single Mom During Surrogacy
2019-12-16

Even though it may often seem like all surrogates are married or partnered, this is definitely not the case. Although being in a committed relationship is indeed common, this is not a requirement to become a surrogate. You too can succeed and thrive as a single mom and surrogate, and you will not …

Decision-Making During Your Surrogacy: To Pump or Not to Pump
Decision-Making During Your Surrogacy: To Pump or Not to Pump
2019-12-09

You’re set on being a surrogate, and you’re committed to delivering a baby (or maybe two!) for someone else. But what happens after delivery? If your intended parents ask for your breast milk to feed their baby, what will you say? What are some factors to think about as you make this decision? Are …

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