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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Here’s part two of two Forward Fertility gestational carriers who shared their experience delivering a baby for intended parents during the COVID-19 crisis. They had lots to say about what went well and shared some pearls of wisdom for other carriers to get what they need while navigating changing hospital policies.Read More