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Listen as Nazca Fontes, surrogacy expert and founder of ConceiveAbilities Egg Donor and Surrogacy Agency talks all things surrogacy. From what drives women to become surrogate mothers to intended parents’ emotional journeys including infertility to industry experts weighing in on important topics you need to know about, listen as we explore modern family building through surrogacy.
 
Mike & Kate are just your typical couple wanting to have children and start a family together… with one small catch: due to Kate’s chronic Lyme disease, it’s not safe to do a traditional pregnancy, so they’ve turned to using a surrogate. It seemed like the only option was to use a surrogacy agency to help them on their journey, but once they started doing their own research and spoke with others who went through the process, they decided that doing an “independent journey,” or one without an ...
 
Join us for once-in-a-lifetime conversations as surrogates share their stories of carrying beautiful babies for other parents-to-be. In each episode of Hope Works you’ll meet a surrogate as she talks about HER surrogacy journey. She’ll share how she first became interested in surrogacy and how she met the parents of the child she carried. We’ll talk about the up’s and downs of the road to delivery day and that magic moment where she delivered a baby, or babies, and handed them into the arms ...
 
Preconceived: Five Stories of IVF and Surrogacy is a collection of conversations with women who had very different experiences going through in vitro fertilization for that one outcome: a baby. Laura went through an IVF journey because of her PCOS diagnosis and a series of miscarriages. Kate went through IVF for a reason not commonly talked about. You'll also hear three surrogacy stories: Heidi was a gestational carrier* twice, working through an agency. Her story demonstrates the unpredicta ...
 
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If you have been or are planning on becoming pregnant, you know that how you eat is important for a happy and healthy pregnancy. Our All In Surrogate Care & Compensation Package includes partum care from the beginning all the way through your fourth trimester, including information on how you fuel your body. Nutrition is just as important for you, …
 
COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy: What Surrogates and Women Who Want to Be Pregnant Need to Know Now with Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron Pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccination is a hot topic in our fertility world today. The US Food and Drug Administration has granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older. T…
 
Leading OB-Gyn doctor, Dr. Aasta Mehta, joined us to talk about the importance of the Fourth Trimester. Dr. Mehta co-authored an article titled the Fourth Trimester: 12 Weeks Is Not Enough. She’s the Medical Officer of Women's Health for the Philadelphia Department of Health, practicing OB/GYN in Philadelphia and holds a Masters in Public Policy. L…
 
In this episode we give you the latest update on our surrogacy journey! After our cancelled transfer in March, we were on track to try again in June. We talk about our thoughts leading up to the transfer, and fill you in on where we are now. The post Episode 10: Transfer Update appeared first on The SLO Life.…
 
In this episode, we go in depth into Kate’s Lyme Disease diagnosis and how it led us to our surrogacy journey. We talk about Kate’s fight with Lyme Disease, her various treatments over the years, and how we anticipate Kate’s health effecting how we will be parenting once we have children. The post Episode 8: Lyme Disease appeared first on The SLO L…
 
We’re back with another update on our surrogacy journey! We finally got a clear answer on why our first transfer was cancelled so abruptly and we’ll dive into all the details. When entering into the IVF and surrogacy world you will encounter many obstacles throughout the process, and some are harder to overcome than... Read More Read More The post …
 
After being alluded to for numerous episodes, we finally recorded a finance episode where we dive into all the costs associated with the surrogacy process. While pricing can vary widely from state to state, we did our best to include all the possible expense categories that come with a surrogacy journey. We hope that... Read More Read More The post…
 
In this episode we give a quick update on our surrogacy journey. With the medical clearance done and the contracts signed, we were scheduled to perform the transfer at the end of March, but we were hit with a bit of a curveball. We discuss our in-the-moment reactions of how we got here and... Read More Read More The post Episode 5: Transfer Update …
 
This week’s episode focuses on the contract process of surrogacy: what goes into the contract, common negotiation points, and other things to know as you finalize the formal legal agreement you’ll enter into with your surrogate. The post Episode 4: It’s Contract Time appeared first on The SLO Life.על ידי Mike & Kate
 
One of the most important relationships a woman has in her life is her relationship with her OB/Gyn doctor. We have hopeful and silly conversations as well as tough and scary conversations with our doctors. When a woman is deciding to become a surrogate, she looks to her trusted obstetrician for their guidance and expert advice. Dr. Heather Carlson…
 
In the surrogacy world, women who become surrogates share a special and unique bond as #SurroSisters. Maggie and Jessica are not only surrosisters, they are sisters in real life. After Jessica completed two successful surrogacy journeys for New York families, her sister Maggie was inspired to follow in her footsteps and become a surrogate. Jessica,…
 
Libby never thought about becoming a surrogate, until she did. And two families' lives will never be the same. Hers is a reminder that the infertility journey is unique for every couple and that IVF is a roller coaster no matter how perfect the situation.על ידי Bridgr Media
 
Part 2 of Heidi's story. In Episode 3 we heard Heidi's positive experience as a gestational carrier, for which we used the more common term of surrogate. In this episode, we hear her experience of becoming a gestational carrier once more. This time, things did not go as smoothly. Learn of the highs and lows from the surrogate's perspective. A must …
 
Heidi felt a call to become a gestational carrier, more commonly called a surrogate. After extensive research she jumped in. Anyone who's thinking about hiring a carrier through an agency or becoming a carrier through an agency should hear the story of everything going right, from the gestational carrier's perspective. We chat in depth about the pr…
 
What would you do if you knew your child could be born with a genetic disorder? Kate and her husband, both carriers of Cystic Fibrosis (CF), knew their children could be born with CF, just as her nephew was. They decided to pursue IVF with preimplantation genetic diagnosis, through which they were able to test their embryo for the disorder prior to…
 
Endless IVF or surrogacy? One couple's quest to having a baby reveals the complicated choices along the path for 1 in 8 couples who struggle to become parents. We talk with Laura about her discovery of the causes of her infertility including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS, the recurring miscarriages that came after rounds of fertility treatments…
 
There’s much to celebrate in New York! After years of fighting to end the ban of compensated surrogacy and legal reform for the surrogacy process, the new law, effective February 15, 2021, makes dreams of a family a reality for New Yorkers! Not only is this great news for intended parents in New York, it’s also monumental for women who want to be g…
 
Joseph Tito, film producer, influencer and creator of award winning blog The Dad Diaries shares his surrogacy journey to become a single gay dad of twin girls. At 37, Joseph Tito was a jet-setting successful film and TV director and producer living his dream. One early morning, he awoke in his Dubai hotel and realized he wanted more out of life. He…
 
This episode dives into what it takes to find a surrogate without an agency: where to look, how to get started, what kind of questions to ask, some criteria to consider, and what it felt like for us when we found a good fit. We go into all that and more in this episode! The post Episode 3: Finding a Match appeared first on The SLO Life.…
 
One of the most important decisions to make on a surrogacy journey is whether you will rely on a surrogacy agency or not, and this episode dives deep into what we know after making the decision for ourselves. We go over what the differences are between using an agency or “going independent”, things to... Read More Read More The post Episode 2: Inde…
 
Fertility Specialist Dr. Marie Werner from RMA New Jersey, one of the few IVF clinics anywhere in the country that never closed this year, breaks down a truly complete and thoughtful view of what you need to know about surrogacy in the time of COVID-19, and in the years to come. Learn more about surrogacy at ConceiveAbilities…
 
Andrea Syrtash, nationally recognized relationship expert, author and founder of infertility blog Pregnantish takes us on her emotional 10-year journey to become a parent, how infertility affected her marriage, and how the decision to use a surrogate changed her life. Learn more about surrogacy at ConceiveAbilities…
 
The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 100: Mike, Nate and Sarah. We made it to 100 episodes of the Podcast! And it seems only fitting that we revisit the earlier episodes, and in particular my interview with my intended parents, Mike and Nate. When we recorded those first episodes, we were very early in the fourth trimester and and finding our feet as new …
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 99: Reflections on surrogacy with Sarah Jefford. I was lucky enough to sit down with Miranda Crowther-Jones, writer, and mother through egg donation and surrogacy, and talk about the last 3 years and my book, More Than Just a Baby. You might remember Miranda from her own episode on the Podcast, and also from…
 
The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 98: Yvette and Cam. Yvette and Cameron are intended parents in South Australia and have shared their story for the Surrogacy Podcast.Yvette is a primary school teacher, and teaches drama and dance in French. She can speak four languages! Cameron considers himself the family chauffeur and chef. Yvette's son Xavier is a …
 
The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 97: Katie. Katie is a surrogate in New Zealand, who carried for her sister and birthed a few months ago. Katie is originally from Ireland, and so is her sister - so their surrogacy journey crossed Irish and New Zealand borders and two different legal frameworks. Add in a global pandemic part-way through a pregnancy, an…
 
The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 96: Angela and Kirsty: surrogacy pregnancy during COVID. Ange is an intended mother in Queensland, and Kirsty is her surrogate. Kirsty is pregnant and due in just under two months. They met through the Australian Surrogacy Community on Facebook, and had an embryo transfer in February - just weeks before the COVID pande…
 
The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 95: Cherie and Alex. Cherie is a cancer survivor, and she and her partner Alex live with their gorgeous pups in Melbourne. They've recently managed to freeze embryos, and Cherie is taking time out to concentrate on her health after the cancer diagnosis. Cherie is an accomplished pianist and violinist, and Alex is heavi…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 94: Susan. Susan was a Brisbane surrogate, not once but twice, for two different couples. Susan's partner, Loz, was on the Podcast in Episode 47. Susan and Loz have three adult children of their own and live in Brisbane. Susan decided to become a surrogate after having her own children, and met intended pare…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 93: Scott and Sean. This is a Stories Series episode with Scott and Sean, sharing their surrogacy story for the Podcast. Scott and Sean live in Melbourne and are a gay couple with a menagerie of animals named after famous people and food. Sean is a psychiatric nurse, and Scott works as a retail manager. They…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 92: Hannah. Hannah lives in South Australia was diagnosed with MRKH in her early 20's. she's long-known that she would need a surrogate to carry a baby for her. MRKH, or Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, is a disorder that often results in an absent or underdeveloped uterus. Hannah is a single mum and…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 91: Rob. Rob and his husband Mark recently returned to Australia with their son Louis, who was born through altruistic surrogacy in Canada. They explored egg donation and surrogacy within Australia before considering options overseas. They created embryos with a donor in the USA, and finally landed on surrog…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 90: Francine and Ian. Francine came to Australia for a 'gap year' - and is still here, many years later! Francine was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 31, and is lucky enough to now be cancer-free, 5 years on. They've had a lovely offer of an egg donor and are hoping to create embryos in the comin…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 89: Emma and Alex. Emma and Alex are intended parents in Canberra, hoping to grow their family through surrogacy. They have one child, Felix, and after Emma was treated for cervical cancer they are hoping to grow their family through surrogacy. Emma has been doing IVF (and more IVF) with ovarian grafting tre…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 88: Hayley. Hayley is a donor conceived person in Victoria, and her parents shared with her that she was donor conceived when she was 12 years old. When she was older, Hayley did a DNA test with consumer-DNA sites (like Ancestry and 23andme), and worked out who her biological father was, and connected with s…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 87: Anthony and Patrick. Anthony and Patrick are gay dads in Sydney, and they became dads through surrogacy when their daughter was born in 2017. Their surrogate, Bree, was on Episode 42 of the Podcast, and she and her family live in Victoria. The team progressed with a gestational surrogacy arrangement to h…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 86: Adelle. Adelle became a mother almost two years ago when she gave birth to her son, Lincoln. The birth was smooth, but the aftermath was anything but. Adelle suffered a significant injury arising from the birth, which resulted in her having an ileostomy, which ultimately saved her life. Part of her journ…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 85: Emma-Lee. Emma-Lee is an egg donor, and is also a genetic genealogist - she researches genetic histories as a hobby. This means she can find out all sorts of information about someone, based on them, or their genetic relatives, having uploaded their DNA to a consumer site, such as Ancestry.com.…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 84: Crystal. Crystal was a surrogate for friends Martin and Paul, whom she met through the online surrogacy community. You might like to listen to Martin and Paul's episode 73 as well, as this team has some great advice from all their perspectives.Crystal and I recorded this interview during the COVID pandem…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 83: Sarah-Jayne. Sarah-Jayne is a Perinatal and Family Psychologist, who provides counselling for surrogacy and fertility and parenting. We talked about the importance of managing our mental health and accessing support on the way to parenthood (and when we get there!) and how the team can support each other…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 82: Ben and Matt are intended parents and are sharing their story as part of the Stories Series of the Podcast. What we know about Ben is that he’s a magician and entertainer! And Matt likes Paul Jennings books! They live in Point Cook, Victoria, and are the Fun Uncles in their family. They’re well-travelled…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 81: Helder and Mark. Helder and Mark live in NSW and love travelling and experiencing other cultures.They're now settled in Sydney, NSW and hoping to grow their family through surrogacy. Helder is an agriculturalist, originally from Portugal, and he speaks three languages. He can dream in Spanish, English an…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 80: Ashlee and Chris are intended parents living in Brisbane, Queensland and they’re sharing their story as part of the Stories Series of the Surrogacy Podcast. Ashlee and Chris consider themselves ‘crazy cat people’ and have a cat, Tigger who is 19! They’re home bodies interested in human rights and the env…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 79: Pat.This episode of the Podcast is part of the Stories Series, which recognises the power of storytelling and sharing our experiences that brought us to surrogacy. Pat recorded this self-interview for the Podcast, to share her story of trying to grow her family. Pat experienced infertility and was able t…
 
Anne (not her real name) became a mother through an unconventional arrangement with her neighbours. It was similar to surrogacy - and similar to adoption. The team didn't know anything about surrogacy laws and processes before the baby was on the way. Unfortunately, as they came to discover, the child protection system and the legal system had some…
 
Madeline was a gestational surrogate in NSW, for intended dads who lived a few hours away. Madeline had a rollercoaster journey - including a false start with different intended parents, new intended parents, positive pregnancy tests, surprise twin pregnancy, then subsequent pregnancy loss. The team recovered and went on to have baby Micah. When we…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 76: Liz. Liz and her partner have been wanting and trying to grow their family for many years, and eventually it led them down the surrogacy path. They researched many options, and finally landed on surrogacy in Tbilisi, Georgia.It's been a long and hard journey to get where they are, but now they're quietly…
 
The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 75: Elyse.Elyse and her partner went through many years and many rounds of fertility treatment before researching donor conception and international surrogacy. They eventually created embryos with an Australian donor with a Thai clinic, and went on to have twins via surrogacy in Thailand. The babies were bor…
 
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