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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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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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The Waiting Game: Surviving the Two-Week Wait

The two-week wait, or 2WW as it’s often referred to in online forums for people TTC (TTC = Trying to Conceive), is a torturous time between an embryo transfer and the first beta test to confirm pregnancy.   Following each embryo transfer, hopeful Parents and...

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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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