What motivates a woman to be a gestational carrier?

Amy talks to other gestational carriers over brunch in early 2020.

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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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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Gestational Carrier Delivery Day Checklist

Photo shows the inside contents of a hospital bag including clothing and snacks.

Packing your hospital bag for a delivery as a gestational carrier is similar to when you went for your own children, with a few exceptions. Since you won’t have a newborn to care for, pay special attention to YOU.  Bring any little items that will bring you joy and comfort.

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