The Surrogate X Chronicles are a collection of blog posts written by Surrogate Mothers. Not just Surrogates who have worked with Proud Fertility, but Surrogates from all over Canada who have given the incredible gift of carrying a child for someone else or who are in the process of doing so.

Surrogacy is often misunderstood and we think giving Surrogates a platform to share their stories and experiences is important. Our hope is that the blog posts will give you a little bit of insight into the world of a Surrogate Mom.

If you have been a Gestational Surrogate in the past or are currently on a surrogacy journey and would like to share some thoughts, feelings or an experience, please send submissions to nathan@proudfertility.com.

Postpartum Reflections

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 stuck in this after birth limbo- life had to go on, but how could it? I had a sore bottom, huge, tender breasts, and hormones like a roller coaster ride. Was this what I had expected?

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...

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...

I Didn’t Give Up a Baby

Let’s talk attachment to the surrobaby   The connection between a mother and child is an unbreakable bond. I have children of my own and I know how I felt when I gave birth to them and the joy they brought to my world. That instant love and connection are undeniable....

Surrogate Etiquette

Surrogate Etiquette   Is it a volunteer position? Is it a friendship? Sometimes it’s hard to tell where to draw the line. Truth be told it’s both. Professionalism is important, but so is warmth and connection.   What to share with your Intended Parents?   How do you...