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Why nurses are so important to Forward Fertility

May 5, 2021

Nurses not only help women who are egg donors or gestational carriers… they are likely to also be surrogates for others. This is why we love nurses at Forward Fertility.

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Hope’s surrogacy journeys

May 3, 2021

As a surrogate, Hope has helped not one, but TWO families fulfill their dreams of having a baby. Just before her second delivery, she wrote about how the process has deepened her friendships and connections with others.

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The importance of supportive partners

April 29, 2021

Partners play an essential role in supporting surrogates and the families they help along the way.

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Advice from a Forward Fertility egg donor

April 22, 2021

Our egg donors are anonymous, but one five-time donor shared her experience with the process and some of her wisdom for others considering egg donation. 

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Application process to become a gestational carrier

April 1, 2021

At Forward Fertility, the surrogacy application process can be completed within a few weeks, or you can take your time and learn more about the process as you go. Here’s what you can expect.

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Who should apply to be a gestational carrier with Forward Fertility?

February 25, 2021

Gestational carriers are women who enjoyed being pregnant, are healthy, and who have a strong desire to help families facing infertility or cannot otherwise have a baby on their own.

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What motivates a woman to be a gestational carrier?

January 25, 2021

Carrying a baby for someone else is one of the most profound gifts a woman can give. If you enjoy being pregnant and are healthy, being a gestational carrier (often commonly referred to as a surrogate) for a couple who could not otherwise have a baby is likely to be a deeply rewarding experience for you.

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A parent’s perspective on sharing your fertility struggles with others

January 7, 2021

One parent-to-be shares her experience in when to talk about infertility and the interesting places you can find support.

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What is it like to be an egg donor?

December 29, 2020

A five-time Forward Fertility egg donor shared her experience with the process and what motivates her to help.

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Medical screenings – what to expect

December 16, 2020

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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