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Surrogate Birth Stories: Jessica’s Twin Birth

by: Jessica Schulz October 10th, I had an OB appointment for my 34 week check up. Dr.D checked my cervix, which was extremely painful, and did the B strep testing. He assured me we would make it to ‘at least’ 36 weeks pregnant. My cervix was very far back and hard. I left my appointment and immediately text messaged my …

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The Long Road to Surrogacy – Determination will Prevail

by: Heather Ballantine   My journey is still only in the beginning, but oh my, what a long beginning it’s been! Funny enough, my journey started out great and I think at some point I even thought it was too good to be true. Things had been moving very quickly, from the time I joined the agency I was with …

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Two Men & Two Surrogates: Our Journey, Part Three

Except for Nicole’s acid reflux, she had a pretty smooth pregnancy with Ammon. However, Carter’s story was a little different. Julie had to stay abreast of Carter’s growth with a neonatal physician because Carter only had a two-vessel cord, and it was a velamentous cord insertion (placenta lacking extra protection) at that . Thanks be to God, things went well, …

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BUMP Day 4/10/13

Every week over on our Facebook page we do a little somethin’ called BUMP Day.  This is where all the current pregnant surrogates take a picture of themselves with their belly so we can all watch their bump grow!  Aside from just sharing pictures, this gives everyone a chance to encourage those who are almost at the end, offer support, …

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Two Men & Two Surrogates: Our Journey, Part Two

by Haven Caylor   After three years of being married and four years of discussing children, here we were nine months away from being parents. Sean and I wanted our children to be born in California for 2 reasons: 1) We would be the only parents on the birth certificates, and 2) We could be married in California as husband …

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Being a Surrogate Mother with Prime Genetics

Choosing to work with Prime Genetics as a Surrogate Mother is a fantastic option, if I do say so myself!  All current and previous surrogates with Prime Genetics have only the kindest things to say about this surrogacy agency, and praise them highly. Personally I have yet to come across one surrogate who worked with Prime Genetics who had anything …

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ATS Agency Review: Prime Genetics, LLC

Prime Genetics is located near Houston, in the gorgeous city of Sugar Land, Texas.  They are a smaller, more personal agency, with a main focus of client satisfaction.  They believe in treating each intended parent, surrogate, and egg donor as a person, rather than just a number.  This practice shines through as every single person we spoke to about this …

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Two Men & Two Surrogates: Our Journey, Part One

Finding our Surrogates and our Blessed Embryos By Haven Caylor “You won’t believe this, but finding the egg donor is the easy part. The surrogate is someone you will be dealing with for about a year, and you definitely need a good relationship.” As we headed back toward the San Diego airport, Sean and I left our future egg donor/surrogacy …

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Your Surrogate Baby is Born… Now What?!

by: Melissa Baranowski The baby is born, the parents are thrilled and your job as their surrogate…is over. Now what? For me, leaving the hospital was bittersweet. . I was saying goodbye to the little person that I had shared my body with for nearly a year.  Knowing in a few days he would be thousands of miles from me.  …

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Nanny Envy

NANNY ENVY by Kelly Enders-Tharp via Just The Stork I admit it. I’ve got it. I’ve contracted a mild case of Nanny Envy. This isn’t my first time and I know I’m not the only Surrogate who has been afflicted with this embarrassing condition. Now, I know this post is going to come off as totally shallow but I’m not …