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 […]

Surrogacy Blog Part 8: Injections! Oral Meds! Vitamins! Learning about the IVF medication process.

December 2, 2015 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments
  Today was the appointment with the fertility clinic to learn about the cocktail of oral medications and intravenous shots I would take to prepare for the embryo transfer in […]
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