Surrogacy Acronyms & Terms: 20 Definitions to Know

Surrogacy Terms Decoded

Although rewarding, the surrogacy process and its associated vocabulary can be new and confusing at times. Not to worry! This blog defines and explains some of the common terms you’ll come across during your journey as simple as “what is surrogacy?” Carrier/Surrogate/Surrogate Mother: We use these terms interchangeably. However, a general surrogate definition is a […]

Why is BMI Important When Becoming a Surrogate?

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One of our most asked surrogate questions is “why does BMI affect whether you can become a surrogate?” We understand the frustration and confusion around the subject. This question has only become more prevalent in recent years, as BMI has been analyzed by many doctors, nutritionists, and scientists to gauge the accuracy of the measurement […]

How My Surrogate Pregnancy Was Different Than My Personal Pregnancy

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My Surrogate Pregnancy Journey by Jeni Denhof Heartburn. Check. Waddle. Check, check. Frequent trips to the ladies’ room. Check, check, check. My surrogate pregnancy was similar to my personal pregnancies. However, there were definitely a few (rather large) ways that it differed from the pregnancies I’d had with my own children.   In Vitro Fertilization In […]

Becoming a Surrogate: 6 Questions to Ask Before Starting the Process

Surrogate Computer

We hear a lot of questions from women who are considering becoming a surrogate. You can check out a list of our most asked questions on our FAQs page. But now we’re asking you to turn the tables and ask yourself a few questions before beginning a surrogacy journey. We think these questions will help you determine if you’re […]

Surrogacy Medications Explained

surrogacy medications

Many women interesting in becoming surrogates have not yet experienced an IVF pregnancy and may not realize how this differs from a personal pregnancy both emotionally and physiologically. There are many medical details surrounding the process and a lot of different surrogacy medications that will need to be taken throughout the course of the pregnancy. The […]

How to Educate and Involve Your Kids in Your Surrogacy Journey

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Written by Amanda Harden, experienced gestational carrier with Circle Surrogacy. Amanda talks about educating kids about surrogacy! If you’ve ever been pregnant with a young kiddo in tow, you have surely run into a stranger at the store asking your child if the baby will be a brother or sister. One concern my husband and […]

The Importance of Sleep During Pregnancy

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The Importance of Sleep During Pregnancy was written by the Sleep Help Institute  for Circle  Surrogacy to help women have the healthiest surrogate pregnancy for themselves and for the baby they’re carrying! Everyone needs quality sleep to maintain mental, emotional, and physical health. There’s no time in life where that’s more apparent than sleep during pregnancy. The physical demands […]

Intended Parents and Surrogates: What is the Right Kind of Surrogate Relationship?

Surrogate parent posing with surrogate mother

The short answer is, there is no “right” kind of IP and surrogate relationship.  No two journeys are the same, and there is no “right” level of communication. You will find the right relationship that works for you and your intended parents.  How do we know? We asked! We reached out to our surrogate community and asked what type of […]