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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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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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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An infant smiles while being buckled into a car seat by a parent's hands

You can complete your surrogacy journey during a global pandemic and get home safely with your precious cargo and this advice from other parents.

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Photo of Jessica who is pregnant, smiling and ready for delivery day.

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. 

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Photo of a mother and gestational carrier holding a baby and smiling.

Here’s part one 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. 

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