Blog #16: Making friends in the waiting room and confirmation of pregnancy via ultrasound!

August 3, 2016 // mchally // No Comments // Posted in Surrogacy 101, True Surrogacy Stories
Today was the day – the ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy and hear the heartbeat of sweet Sven, my surrobabe! Absentmindedly flipping through an old issue of People Magazine, I […]

Meet the NWSC team: Mariah Swan, Surrogate Coordinator

June 27, 2016 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in About NWSC, NWSC Staff
Mariah Swan is a Surrogate Coordinator at our office in San Francisco, CA. She is an integral part of the NWSC team and we caught up with her in between […]

Blog 15: The very true story of my friends naming my Surrobabe

June 22, 2016 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Surrogacy 101, True Surrogacy Stories
The warm, dark coffee was delicious on the snowy January morning. I pretended it actually contained caffeine – placebo effect! –  as brunch at my friend Sun’s house got underway. […]

Blog #14: And the pregnancy test says…

I absentmindedly picked at the sticky bandaid residue left on my skin from my blood draw earlier in the day. My mind was not focused on the meeting I was […]

Blog #13: Trying to not be gross on embryo transfer day

I feel like I’m watching a movie. Is this really happening? Months of meetings, contracts, medications and tests had all led up to this point – it was embryo transfer […]

Oregon, the surrogacy state on OPB/NPR

June 2, 2016 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Surrogacy 101
Oregon, The Surrogacy State Oregon has become something of an international center for surrogacy. In this five-part series, OPB’s Kristian Foden-Vencil explores why this is the case, especially for gay Israeli […]

Blog 12: Overcoming unexpected delays

Tapping my fingers impatiently on the steering wheel, I marveled at the speed at which my small town was growing. My 7 minute drive home from work was now a […]

Surrogacy Blog #11: The final weeks of not being pregnant and Thanksgiving dinner conversation.

January 21, 2016 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Surrogacy 101, True Surrogacy Stories
Some of my favorite things in life cannot be enjoyed while pregnant. So as the date of my surrogacy embryo transfer approached, I made sure to run as often as […]

Surrogacy Blog #10: Beginning the medications to prepare for surrogacy & pregnancy

January 4, 2016 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized
My personalized box o’goodies from the Portland pharmacy had arrived via USPS bursting with vials, syringes, pills, disinfecting wipes, directions and more. I laughed as I rummaged through it. This […]

Surrogacy Blog 9: Surrogacy in the workplace & telling my boss

December 15, 2015 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Surrogacy 101, True Surrogacy Stories
Taking a deep breath, I clasped my hands tightly in my lap. My boss, Van, gave me a quizzical look as I hesitated. It was a rare occasion for me […]
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