Surrogacy And Gestational Diabetes: How To Have A Healthy Pregnancy

Gestational Diabetes

By Karoline Gore, guest blogger Gestational diabetes—a type of diabetes that’s diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy—affects up to 10% of pregnancies in the United States every year, according to data from the CDC. It’s thought to be caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy that results in insulin resistance. Women with a history of gestational diabetes […]

Hormones from Pregnancy Through Postpartum: What to Expect as a Surrogate and How to Make the Transition Smoother

Hormones from Pregnancy

Written by Jane Sagui, Pollie CEO & co-founder We know that hormones are important when it comes to pregnancy, but do you know how? Female reproductive hormones perform a delicate dance from pre-pregnancy through postpartum to conceive, grow, and deliver a healthy baby, as well as readjust your body to a balanced point after birth.  […]

Becoming a Parent Through Surrogacy After Cancer

Surrogacy After Cancer

There are many reasons that people choose surrogacy to grow their families. For those who are unable to have children on their own, gestational surrogacy helps them grow their families. This includes same-sex couples who are unable to conceive naturally, couples who struggle with infertility, singles who do not have a partner to conceive with naturally, and […]

How Health History May Impact Your Surrogate Application

health history

We receive a lot of questions from women wondering how their existing conditions or past health history might affect their eligibility to become a surrogate. While some common health conditions and histories may not be a big deal, there are some issues that can interfere with the In-Vitro Fertilization process and might prevent your application […]

A Guide to Getting Back Into Exercise After a Surrogate Birth

Exercise after a surrogate birth

A Guide to Getting Back Into Exercise After a Surrogate Birth Written by: Lucy Hellstrom on behalf of Circle Surrogacy After giving birth, most women dream about returning to their pre-baby body as soon as possible. While half of the baby weight may come off six weeks after giving birth, it can take several months to more […]

Why is BMI Important When Becoming a Surrogate?

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 […]

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 […]

The Importance of Sleep During Pregnancy

sleep during pregnancy

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 […]