Postpartum Reflections

Postpartum Reflections

I was fully prepared to come home from the hospital without a baby; my friends and family, however, were not. The days following giving birth to my surro-baby continued on as normal. There were birthday parties to be had, school, and kids afterschool activities. I was...
Morning Sickness Nightmare

Morning Sickness Nightmare

This morning at exactly 8 am on the dot, I awoke to a little boy saying “mommy, mommy, mommy” over and over again until I realized this wasn’t a dream but my toddler trying to get my attention.   I slowly opened my eyes and saw the bright morning sun peeking in...
Dear Surrogacy Diary

Dear Surrogacy Diary

I’m a doula. That’s probably why I’m a good candidate for surrogacy. I love pregnancy, birth, babies, even the postpartum period. It’s so raw and beautiful. I also like to think I know a lot about those things, too. I have a handful of kids...
Bleeding During Surrogate Pregnancy

Bleeding During Surrogate Pregnancy

My experience with bleeding in pregnancy   There isn’t anything any worse than being in the first trimester of your pregnancy while carrying someone else’s baby and discovering blood in your panties.   Last week this was my reality. I was terrified. Terrified that I...