Medical screenings – what to expect

Jen wears a mask and her t-shirt says "good vibes only"

So, you’ve matched as a gestational carrier and are getting ready for the medical screening. What should you expect?

After you’ve completed your application, have been cleared by your OB-GYN for another pregnancy, and matched with the perfect parents-to-be, here is more on the process of medical screenings at the IVF clinic.

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Support and Community – What sets Forward Fertility apart

Photo is of a Zoom support call

Carrier-to-carrier support continues even as we adapt to the COVID-19 crisis.

Pre-COVID, Forward Fertility had monthly support meetups to build community among gestational carriers. While we’re no longer sharing meals together during the COVID crisis, the video calls we’ve had with Forward Fertility gestational carriers since March of 2020 have been really wonderful. One of the BEST things about our calls is that anyone can attend without the barriers of travel.

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Q and A with Greg on being a supportive partner to a gestational carrier

Greg helps Anne administer a hormone shot.

When someone has a successful pregnancy and is interested in becoming a surrogate to help another family, their partner is a huge source of support for that decision. We talked to Greg, one of the partners of Forward Fertility’s gestational carriers, about his role and the questions he had during the process. 

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Q and A with James on being a supportive partner to a gestational carrier

James and Kate smile at a restaurant

When someone has a successful pregnancy and is interested in becoming a surrogate to help another family, their partner is a huge source of support for that decision. We talked to James, one of the partners of Forward Fertility’s gestational carriers, about his role and the questions he had during the process.

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Neonatal Intensive Care – hopeful and helpful tips to be prepared

Photo: breastmilk is bagged and stored in a freezer

No one plans to have their baby admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. With gestational carriers, the likelihood of this happening is lower due to careful selection of candidates. However, even when ‘everything looks good’ for gestational carrier candidates, NICU admissions can occur. Here are tips to help during NICU visits.

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Guest blog: pro-tips on exclusively pumping milk

Anne uses gallon bags for organizing milk.

Guest blogger, Anne, a two-time gestational carrier with Forward Fertility, shares her detailed pro-tips on exclusively pumping. These tips are good for ANY woman who is pumping breastmilk! They are tried and true.

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