Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts on Delivery Day

February 14, 2020

These are the top 10 do’s and don’ts we’ve heard from previous Forward Fertility matches about the hospital and delivery experience.

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Jill talks about how being a gestational carrier changed her life. Twice.

December 29, 2019

It’s obvious how surrogacy has changed the lives of my intended parents, but someone asked me this week how surrogacy has changed me. Short answer – I’ve learned to be more empathetic. More aware. More sensitive. I learned that people are sometimes a product of their situations and things they cannot control. The experience has taught me that I cannot control everything either. I learned that sometimes the journey isn’t always what I think it’s going to be, but that doesn’t make it bad or wrong. My kids have learned that making families isn’t always just as easy as “getting…

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Top Three Questions from Women Interested in Being a Gestational Carrier

July 10, 2019

When Forward Fertility founder and nurse practitioner Christie Olsen meets with women to talk about what it’s like to be a gestational carrier for another family, she gets lots of great questions about surrogacy. Here are the top three from a recent information session.

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What type of families might need a gestational carrier?

June 4, 2019

Learn what kinds of parents-to-be need a gestational carrier (or a surrogate).

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

May 22, 2019

Gestational carriers are healthy, enjoy being pregnant, want to help others. Read more for specific health and wellness requirements.

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Jill and Matt’s update – celebrating Mother’s Day and parenthood in many forms

May 16, 2019

This month, Jill and Matt are celebrating their daughter’s first birthday AND Mother’s Day!

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What motivates a woman to become a gestational carrier?

May 8, 2019

The rewards of surrogacy are great. However, carrying a pregnancy for someone else comes with serious responsibility as well.

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Being a gestational carrier: is surrogacy right for me?

April 12, 2019

If you enjoy being pregnant and are healthy, being 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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Mike’s update on single dad life, paternity leave lessons, and working with Forward Fertility

October 15, 2018

Mike is a Forward Fertility client whose story was featured on That story came out before his daughter was born in February and was an honest depiction of the struggles he went through to start a family – even though it meant the prospect of being a single dad.

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How Surrogacy Works information session – Madison, September 15

August 3, 2018

Join Forward Fertility for a free, public information session about how to become a gestational surrogate.

How Surrogacy Works – Madison
Saturday, September 15, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Happy Bambino pregnancy & early childhood resource center and retail store
4116 Monona Dr.

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