What’s a Doula? 4 Reasons Doulas are Beneficial to Surrogacy

doula and jess

Written by Jessica Pretz, Surrogate Coordinator at Circle Surrogacy, and 4-time gestational carrier and birth doula of 12 years, who has had the unique opportunity to support gestational carriers and their intended parents. What is a doula? Women have been using doulas – from the Greek word meaning “a woman who serves” – for centuries […]

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

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 […]

Surrogate Pregnancy: How to Balance Pregnancy and Family

Pregnancy. You’re no stranger to the growing bump, the late-night kicking sessions, or the bizarre food cravings. Yet many women who become surrogates do so because they love all aspects of being pregnant. And becoming pregnant to help another family grow? There’s nothing quite so rewarding. It goes without saying that becoming pregnant while still […]

Circle on GWK: One Surrogate’s Experience Carrying Twins for Gay and HIV+ Intended Parents

Carrying Twins for Gay and HIV+ Couple

This post was originally published on Gays with Kids The word serendipity is such a magical word, and one that’s rarely used. But so far, it’s the best word I can think of to describe my surrogacy experience, carrying twins for a gay HIV positive couple in the SPAR program. I came to surrogacy because […]

Circle Celebrates 1500 Babies – Cory’s Three Journeys

Gestational surrogate Cory

Circle Surrogacy is celebrating #1500circlebabies all month long, by highlighting the amazing stories from their own employees, many of whom have participated in surrogacy journeys as surrogates or intended parents. Cory, a Surrogate Outreach Coordinator, shares her story as a surrogate not one, not two, but THREE times! Cory helped fulfill dreams and to build […]

Circling Back: A Journey from Case Manager to Surrogate to Program Coordinator

Anne Watson’s journey with Circle began in 2006. Since then, she worked as a Circle case manager, moved to Oklahoma, had two children, and became a surrogate. Most recently, she rejoined the Circle team as a program coordinator. The other day we chatted about her experiences. Here’s what she had to share. How did you […]