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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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Making it real – legalities of gestational surrogacy

December 10, 2020

When you work with a surrogacy agency – whether you’re a gestational carrier or parents-to-be – you need to have a contract. We have some advice on how to be prepared for the legal agreement before you put ink to paper.

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Support and Community – What sets Forward Fertility apart

November 23, 2020

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 Travis on being a supportive partner to a gestational carrier

October 26, 2020

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 Travis, 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 Greg on being a supportive partner to a gestational carrier

October 1, 2020

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

September 29, 2020

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

September 24, 2020

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

September 12, 2020

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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