There are a lot of myths tied to the surrogate experience, and we’ve talked about some of them in a previous blog post. But what about the expectations and the experience itself? Becoming a surrogate is a big decision and an amazing gift. Here are 3 things to remember if you are thinking about becoming a surrogate.
A Surrogate Pregnancy Isn’t Like a Personal One
Gestational surrogacy is the ultimate exercise in selflessness. If you are considering surrogacy because you have already had the children you want to have yourself and you want to help someone else create their own family, you may be surprised by the ways in which your surrogate pregnancy will differ from your previous ones.
One of the biggest things to remember is that your pregnancy isn’t your own. While yes, you are the one carrying the baby, there will be more people making the decisions about your pregnancy than just you and your spouse or partner. This may seem like a no-brainer, but giving up control over, for example, what medical test will need to be run on your body, is something you want to think carefully about before you start this amazing journey.
Surrogacy Isn’t Just Pregnancy and Birth
One of the most beautiful things about surrogacy is the relationships that are built along the way, and the time spent pre- and post-pregnancy are also things you should consider when thinking about becoming a gestational surrogate.
There are a number of things that have to happen before you become a surrogate – medical tests, celibacy in your own relationships, etc – and after – breast pumping, updates on the baby, and more.
Your Privacy Will Be Affected
Pregnancy isn’t easy to hide. And while your previous pregnancies may have taught you that, being a surrogate means you have to deal with all the probing questions of a personal pregnancy, plus the misconceptions surrounding the surrogacy process. While your family and close friends are going to know what’s going on, those who participate in your personal life less frequently will ask questions and make comments that you may find hard to respond to. But your All Families Surrogacy team is ready and willing to talk through any questions or concerns you may have. We are experts at helping know what to expect on your journey.
The good news is that attitudes and misconceptions surrounding the surrogacy process are changing as reproductive problems rise in the USA.
Is Surrogacy Right for You? Talk to All Families Surrogacy Today!
One of the best ways to get a feel for whether becoming a surrogate is the right choice for you and your family is to hear from real people who have trusted their surrogacy journey to us at All Families Surrogacy. We have a host of testimonials from carriers and intended parents for you to look through, as well as the requirements and compensation expectations.
At All Families Surrogacy, we believe that surrogacy should be accessible to all families. Are you interested in starting your own surrogacy journey with us? Call today at (503) 936-7960 or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org