Surrogate Q&A: What if I don’t live close to the fertility clinic?

June 10, 2022 // Carla Spencer // No Comments
Q. What if the parents’ fertility clinic is not close to me? A. That’s really common! Most surrogates will have to travel to the intended parents’ fertility clinic. Q. Where […]

The finances of being a surrogate – No, it’s not just “easy money”.

September 22, 2016 // mchally // No Comments
There used to just be one time of the month when I was excited to check the mail – the delivery of my Bon Appetit magazine. Now there is something […]

Ridiculously crying at a restaurant because the cornbread was sold out: This pregnancy is in full swing!

September 14, 2016 // mchally // No Comments
“I’m sorry, but Dr. Ackerman is fully booked for September deliveries and is not taking any more patients. Let me see what other doctors are available for a fall delivery.” […]

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

August 3, 2016 // mchally // No Comments
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 […]

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

June 22, 2016 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments
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…

June 3, 2016 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments
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

June 2, 2016 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments
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 […]

Blog 12: Overcoming unexpected delays

June 1, 2016 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments
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
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 9: Surrogacy in the workplace & telling my boss

December 15, 2015 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments
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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