Surrogate Spotlight - Megan

The decision for me to become a surrogate started over 10 years ago when I was in college. I played volleyball and one of my teammates who was also a roommate and to this day, a dear friend, had epilepsy. There were many discussions about her fears surrounding the issue and what her path to motherhood might actually look like.

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Julie's Journey - 20 Week Anatomy Scan

I cannot believe we're halfway through the pregnancy already!  Things have been moving along very smoothly, which is just how I like it!  With my due date *just* 137 days away, my Intended Parents have begun doing some work to get ready for the baby. 

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Julie's Journey - First Ultrasound

Once it was confirmed that the embryo transfer was successful, the reproductive clinic scheduled me for the first ultrasound. On the date of the appointment, I was 5 weeks and 6 days pregnant.  Here's an interesting fact most people aren't aware of: on the day of the embryo transfer, I was already considered 2w5d pregnant!

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Jenn's Surrogacy Experience

I recently helped another family become parents through surrogacy, and below is a little bit about my journey.  The journey was so amazing and beyond my dreams, so it is difficult to put in words.  I hope you are inspired to help others after reading this, as giving the gift of life has been one of my greatest and most rewarding joys.

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Julie's Journey - Beta Test

On the morning of 12 days post embryo transfer (or 12dpt), I was finally off to the lab to get my blood drawn.  This test is the “official” pregnancy test issued by the reproductive clinic.  I had been taking home pregnancy tests for a while and was pretty certain we would have a good result. 

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