INTENDED PARENT BLOG

Becoming a Parent: More Than DNA

It's so much more than DNA Becoming a parent is so much more than sharing the same DNA with your child.   Being a parent means that you dedicate the rest of your life to raising a child. Whether that child enters your life from birth, or you come along...

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Surrogates Can Eat McDonald’s

The very idea of your pregnant Surrogate going to McDonald’s might be enough to send you into a rage. After all, pregnant women should only be eating organic foods right? Wrong.   Here are 5 reasons that it’s ok that your pregnant Surrogate goes to...

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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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3 Types of Support Egg Donors Need

Egg Donors need informational support. Egg donation can appear to be a complicated process. Informational support is important to ensure each Egg Donor is prepared to make the commitment involved in donating eggs. Every Egg Donor that works...

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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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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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