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 […]

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

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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 […]

IVF: When is it Time to Stop Treatment and Try Something Else

Growing your family through IVF can be an emotional, physical and financial investment. With each cycle there can be anxiety, stress and hope.. Unfortunately there can also sometimes be failure. Women – and their partners – who face infertility are resilient, determined and strong. They put their bodies and emotional well-being through a tremendous amount […]

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 […]

A Circle Surrogate Story: Sarah – Part 20

All posts are republished with permission from Sarah’s blog Oven Rental: Life as a Surrogate. Sarah is currently on her third journey. This story recounts the successful match, transfer, pregnancy and birth through surrogacy. For context, this story refers to a previous match with a couple who did not ultimately pursue surrogacy. August 29th, 2014 […]

A Circle Surrogate Story: Sarah – Part 16

All posts are republished with permission from Sarah’s blog Oven Rental: Life as a Surrogate. Sarah is currently on her third journey. This story recounts the successful match, transfer, pregnancy and birth through surrogacy. For context, this story refers to a previous match with a couple who did not ultimately pursue surrogacy. July 30th, 2014 […]