SURROGATE BLOG

When the Baby Arrives

Blog by Managing Director Nathan Chan   Upon receipt of the very first birth announcement I got, I knew that the decision to launch Proud Fertility was the best decision I ever made.   Personally, I had gone through 8 incredibly long years of pursuing the dream of...

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I Was a Surrogate’s Travel Companion

During the month of February, I got the privilege to travel alongside a friend as a travel companion and support person while she underwent screening to become a surrogate.   I’ve always had an interest in becoming a surrogate and have plans to pursue this once I give...

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What is the Harmony Test?

Harmony is a relatively new prenatal test that can test for chromosomal abnormalities as early as 10 weeks gestation – about 8 weeks post embryo transfer. The Harmony Test is performed by extracting fetal DNA from the Surrogate Mother’s (or...

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Is Age Just a Number When it Comes to Being a Surrogate?

Whether you are already a grandparent or it’s just been a really long time since you were last pregnant, you may wonder if you can become a Surrogate. We meet women from all walks of life and all ages who would love to give the gift of parenthood to others but are...

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I’d Love To Be a Surrogate But My Tubes Are Tied

I have great news for you!   You can still be a Surrogate if your tubes are tied. You don’t even need to have fallopian tubes to be a Surrogate Mother.   Tubal ligation is a procedure many people undergo as a form of permanent birth control. In fact, tubectomy is the...

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7 Ways to Reveal Your Baby’s Gender

Having a baby is the best reason to celebrate! Endless congratulations and so much excitement mean there’s always a reason to throw a party!   Today's parents aren’t restricted to a traditional ladies-only baby shower! More and more moms and dads to be are throwing...

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Understanding Prenatal Screening and Tests

There are many tests that one can undergo when pregnancy to ensure the health of the pregnant person and the health of the baby.   For most pregnant people, it is simplest to go with the flow and have the tests the doctor recommends and trust that your doctor will let...

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Genetic Testing: Is Safe Always Better Than Sorry?

I am present in many online forums for hopeful parents through IVF and/or surrogacy. I am often the first person clients and friends connect with to talk out any decisions they need to make on their surrogacy journey. One of the biggest decisions Intended Parents need...

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The Waiting Game: Surviving the Two-Week Wait

The two-week wait, or 2WW as it’s often referred to in online forums for people TTC (TTC = Trying to Conceive), is a torturous time between an embryo transfer and the first beta test to confirm pregnancy.   Following each embryo transfer, hopeful Parents and...

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