INTENDED PARENT BLOG

The Skinny on Skin to Skin

You may have heard about the importance of skin-to-skin time with your baby and you may not have. Skin-to-skin has many benefits, but when becoming a parent through surrogacy, we think the most important part of skin-to-skin is the bond it helps to...

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Best Books for Introducing Your Child to Egg Donation

We already know how reading to your child can set them up for success; exercising their brains, developing language skills, creating a bond, building concentration, loving learning, and many more benefits.   It just makes sense to use the opportunity to...

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The Skinny on Skin to Skin

You may have heard about the importance of skin-to-skin time with your baby and you may not have. Skin-to-skin has many benefits, but when becoming a parent through surrogacy, we think the most important part of skin-to-skin is the bond it helps to...

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Celebrating Pregnancy Milestones During Surrogacy

Surrogacy, while bringing many individuals and couples joy and happiness, also has the potential to become loss and heartbreak. At any point during your journey, whether after the transfer or during the pregnancy or birth, tragedy can strike,...

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Packing a Hospital Bag: Surrogate Edition

What are the things you should bring to the birth of the most precious gift you're about to give? Here's our top recommendations: Birth Plan Your body, your birth.  You may be generously allowing the use of your uterus to house and grow a beautiful little...

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Baby Bottle Bonanza:  What You Should Know

Isn't a baby bottle just a baby bottle? The short answer is nope!  There are many different kinds of bottles on the market, with an assortment of potential accessories available to boot!  Whether straight parents, gay parents, intended parents or single...

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Dear Breastmilk Donors

Most people know the amazing miracle that breastfeeding and breastmilk is….   It contains antibodies that defend your baby against infection Breastmilk can soothe diaper rashes, ear and eye infections and plugged eye ducts (common in newborns!)...

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Four Ways of Honouring the Loss of Your Angel Baby

Trigger warning:  This blog discusses pre-term and neonatal loss and the experience many families face when losing a child.  If you are feeling vulnerable at this time, we wish to not cause you any distress during a time when you are regaining...

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