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November 16, 2016

Michelle "feels" Pregnant

  Hello everyone. Well, I went in for another scan on Monday to see the baby and we are right at 8 weeks exactly.  While it's still a bunch of white squiggles on a screen with a lump here and there, I was happy to see that baby is getting so much bigger. The baby is about the size of a kidney bean and waht I could make out on the screen was little arm buds developing.  Baby’s legs were a bit more […]

November 5, 2016

Surrogate Mother Michelle gives us results

October 20, 2016

Michelle shares her Pregnancy Results

The dreaded two week wait. Any woman who has ever done IVF for any reason knows how hard that two weeks can be. You sit around waiting, wondering if you have a life growing inside of you or it didn’t take for some reason. You worry about taking your meds and if the 14 grams of caffeine in your hot chocolate is going to affect the chances of success- or affect the development of the baby. You have […]

October 20, 2016

Michelle has Her Transfer

Flying back to Connecticut was an interesting adventure which involved a stop in Atlanta, Georgia (we live in OH). We didn’t mind this odd diversion, mostly because I collect a deck of playing cards whenever I go to a new airport. Generally airports have several options with their state’s name on them, and I use these in my classroom for games and math practice. My students seems to like choosing […]

October 5, 2016

Michelle Is Cleared for Transfer

I am so excited to report that my cycle is right on target for transfer in a week and a half. I had three visits to the monitoring clinic, once per week on Wednesdays, in order to watch my hormone levels and check my uterine lining. They are looking for proper estrogen and progesterone levels as well as watching my thyroid levels and I imagine other things.

October 3, 2016

Michelle talks Medications

September 29, 2016

Michelle talks Contracts and Clinic Day

As a surrogate, being matched to an intended family is truly the quickest part of the process. Of course, we can’t rush a pregnancy, but the road to even getting pregnant is a long one full of waiting for one person or another; thank goodness I am a patient person. But for me my least favorite part of the process is without a doubt the contract.

September 1, 2016

Michelle's Second Journey As A Gestational Carrier

It was with great excitement and anticipation that I was able to announce that my second journey as a gestational carrier would be beginning. There were many people who gave me sidelong glances, wondering if I’d lost my mind, but even more people congratulated me and wished me and the IP success in the following year long process. 

August 23, 2016

An Honest Conversation About Surrogate Mother Pay

The gift of surrogacy goes above and beyond any financial gain.  It is a mutual agreement of people coming together to create / continue a family.  It is a deep relationship that if supported by a caring and compassionate surrogacy agency can result in a lasting friendship.

August 10, 2016

A Heartfelt Story From An Amazing Gestational Carrier

I always knew I wanted to be a gestational carrier but I never imagined how much of an impact it would have on my family’s life. I love all things pregnancy and all things baby so it was an easy choice for me to decide on being a surrogate. Another event that impacted my decision was watching my mother go through IVF to have my little sister.