What is the Difference Between a Surrogate vs a Gestational Carrier?

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Surrogacy is a meaningful way for intended parents to start or grow their families. Surrogacy agencies help to navigate the surrogacy process, and help define the specialized surrogacy vocabulary that goes along with using a gestational carrier. If you’re new to surrogacy, you might be wondering, “What is the difference between a surrogate and a […]

Answers to Common Questions Asked by Surrogates

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With more people than ever choosing surrogacy to grow their families, the number of women considering becoming surrogate mothers is also increasing. Surrogates are compassionate individuals who want to be part of a very special journey with intended parents. If you’re exploring the world of surrogacy as a potential gestational carrier, finding surrogacy agencies in […]

Is It a Good Time to Do Surrogacy?

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If you’re considering growing your family through surrogacy, you may have started searching for a surrogacy agency, starting to compare agency costs, programs, locations, and offerings. But even before you research surrogacy agencies, whether they’re in California, Boston, or beyond, you should first consider a more important question: “Is this a good time for me […]

7 Myths About Gestational Surrogacy

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Gestational surrogacy is the process by which an embryo is created in a laboratory and transferred into the uterus of a gestational carrier who does not share a genetic relationship with the baby she carries. That’s the scientific definition. Emotionally, gestational surrogacy—commonly shortened surrogacy—is an amazing and monumental experience between intended parents hoping for a […]

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 […]

Gestational vs. Traditional Surrogacy

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Defining the difference between gestational and traditional surrogacy in biological terms is straightforward. Understanding the legal and emotional differences between the 2 methods is a bit more complicated. As a trusted, experienced surrogacy agency, we offer gestational surrogacy through our California, New York, and Massachusetts offices. Before in vitro fertilization became more common, individuals or […]