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The Skinny on Skin to Skin

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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The Skinny on Skin to Skin

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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Safe Beauty Tips For Surrogates During Pregnancy

Safe Beauty Tips For Surrogates During Pregnancy

Whether you consider yourself a minimalist or hoarder when it comes to beauty tips, items, habits and preferences, some changes should be taken into consideration when preparing to become a gestational carrier (or in preparation for your own baby). There...

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Celebrating Pregnancy Milestones During Surrogacy

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, which makes...

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Progesterone: Suppositories vs. Injections

Progesterone: Suppositories vs. Injections

Progesterone is a hormone released within the body that stimulates the uterus, preparing the endometrium for the possibility of pregnancy after ovulation. The uterine lining thickens to receive the fertilized egg. It also prevents the uterus...

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Packing a Hospital Bag: Surrogate Edition

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 for your hospital bag as a surrogate : Birth Plan Your body, your birth.  You may be generously allowing the use of your uterus...

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Baby Bottle Bonanza:  What You Should Know

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

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...

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Four Ways of Honouring the Loss of Your Angel Baby

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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Three Ways to Remember Your Surrogacy Journey

Three Ways to Remember Your Surrogacy Journey

Belly Casting   Belly casting is a fun way of preserving your pregnancy memories.  It celebrates the journey of pregnancy and reflects the beautiful changes your body experiences.   Casts can be left “raw” (sealed to prevent moisture...

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