Gestational carrier

Apr 21 2022

Be a surrogate. Understand your chance of success.

Whether you are trying to have a baby yourself or you are a surrogate helping a family form, many people don’t take the time or know how to  understand how ...
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Feb 18 2022

Surrogate vs. Gestational carrier – What is the difference?

So many terms!! What do they all mean? Is there a difference? Surrogate mother, gestational carrier, true surrogate, traditional surrogate, gestational surrogate, surromom, surrogate. Carrying a Baby for Someone Else. ...
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Emily stands with her two children and dog in front of a red barn

Jun 1 2021

Postpartum care advice from Emily

First-time gestational carrier Emily shares her advice on postpartum care. Emily was a first-time gestational carrier who delivered in April. We asked for her advice on postpartum care, how her ...
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Photo is of a husband giving his wife support while in labor.

May 20 2021

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

Jeremaiah gives Megan emotional support during labor. When someone has a successful pregnancy and is interested in becoming a surrogate to help another family, their partner is a huge source ...
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Selfie of Erica who is wearing nurse's scrubs and a mask

May 5 2021

Why nurses are so important to Forward Fertility

Erica is one of the nurses who are on the front lines of healthcare and who is also a gestational carrier. Nurse’s week – A pretty flippin’ special week at ...
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Photo includes five men at a gathering of dads

Apr 29 2021

The importance of supportive partners

Partners play an essential in supporting gestational carriers and the families they help along the way. “You want to….. whaaaaat?????” If you’ve ever asked your partner about how they feel ...
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Nurse Pratitioner Christie Olsen is photographed laughing in her office.

Apr 1 2021

Application process to become a gestational carrier

Gestational carrier applicants contact surrogacy agencies when they want to learn more about the experience. Sometimes they are ready to match and get started ASAP! Whether you are learning more ...
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Amy talks to other gestational carriers over brunch in early 2020.

Jan 25 2021

What motivates a woman to be a gestational carrier?

Amy is among the Forward Fertility gestational carriers who are strongly motivated to help others. Photo taken at a surrogate meet up before the coronavirus outbreak. The most common reasons ...
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Jen wears a mask and her t-shirt says "good vibes only"

Dec 16 2020

Medical screenings – what to expect

Good vibes only! Jen is a Forward Fertility gestational carrier who is a natural helper with a positive outlook. So, you’ve matched as a gestational carrier and are getting ready ...
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Photo is of a woman at a dining room table signing a contract.

Dec 10 2020

Making it real – legalities of gestational surrogacy

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 ...
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