INTENDED PARENT BLOG

Music for Your Womb

I have to say I was a little star struck when Matthew Olshefski, agreed to take over the Proud Fertility Facebook Page and live stream our big announcement.   If you’re not familiar with Matthew Olshefski, he is the Shirtless Violinist! He has become a social media...

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Parenthood is Not a Race

It’s funny the way that one’s journey to parenthood often seems to best prepare us for our journey as parents. Whether we become parents through surrogacy and egg donation, adoption, or giving birth ourselves, there are many lessons along the way. One of the greatest...

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Care of an Intact Penis

If you're a planner, you started researching infant care long before you began your surrogacy journey. Attachment parenting, scheduled parenting, to sleep train or not to sleep train, breast milk or formula, cloth or disposable diapers... You'll find a wealth of...

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Birth Centers are a Great Option for Surrogates

I was recently invited on a tour of Arbour Birth Center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.   Arbour Birth Center is specifically designed to be a safe and comfortable place for people to give birth. The center was designed based on the belief that pregnancy and birth are...

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Music for Your Womb

I have to say I was a little star struck when Matthew Olshefski, agreed to take over the Proud Fertility Facebook Page and live stream our big announcement.   If you’re not familiar with Matthew Olshefski, he is the Shirtless Violinist! He has become a social media...

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The Dangers of Intentional Twins

Twins are adorable! I mean how can you not gush over double the cute, double the sweet and half the cost? Intended Parents often come to Proud Fertility with dreams of having multiple embryos transfers to their Surrogate Mother’s womb. Future Parents want to have...

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Parenthood is Not a Race

It’s funny the way that one’s journey to parenthood often seems to best prepare us for our journey as parents. Whether we become parents through surrogacy and egg donation, adoption, or giving birth ourselves, there are many lessons along the way. One of the greatest...

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For Intended Parents: When Embryo Transfers Fail

Heartbreak. Hopelessness. No matter how long you’ve been pursuing parenthood, how many methods you’ve tried, a failed embryo transfer can be devastating. You’ve invested a small fortune, monetarily and in hope. In an instant, it’s all gone. You knew that failure was a...

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Guest Blog: Surrogates Choosing to Express Breastmilk

You have decided to give one of the most monumental gifts that anyone can give another; the gift of parenthood.  Once the intended parents, or parent, embark on their lives with their new little one, you may be left wondering about this ability for your body to...

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Guest Blog: Doulas Are For Intended Parents, Too!

Support doesn’t always look the same for every person, or even every birth. Surrogacy adds another dimension to the birth experience for everyone involved. As a doula, I have supported births of every kind, from home births to planned caesareans and every shade of...

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Care of an Intact Penis

If you're a planner, you started researching infant care long before you began your surrogacy journey. Attachment parenting, scheduled parenting, to sleep train or not to sleep train, breast milk or formula, cloth or disposable diapers... You'll find a wealth of...

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What if the Surrogate Keeps the Baby?

After years of struggle with infertility, they finally found the perfect surrogate, IVF is a success, and their family dream is finally a reality. Nine long months of pregnancy, the happy couple arrive at the hospital to meet their new baby only to be shut out of the...

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She Broke The Silence of Infertility

You are not alone. For over 20 years, I’ve lived with the reality that my body is incapable of creating life. When initially telling others about my former husband’s and my inability to have children, I spoke about being ‘infertile’. Many assumed that with the...

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