Conceptual Options Surrogacy News: Being a Stay At Home Mom and Loving It as a Surrogate

Conceptual Options Surrogacy News: Being a Stay At Home Mom and Loving It as a Surrogate

We meet a lot of women who consider becoming a surrogate on a daily basis, but consideration goes only so far.  You need to be a dedicated individual who knows what she wants and how she wants to get there.  As with most of our Conceptual Options surrogates, many women are supplementing own income or they are using the money to allow themselves the ability to stay at home with their children.    But, being a surrogate is not for everyone, nor should it be.
In fact, one of current surrogates just let us know that she is glad she decided to become a surrogate – and she is loving the ability it gives her to be at home with her kids.

Jenny, Jessica, Tina and Staff – thanks so much for the opportunity to join your group of wonderful surrogates at Conceptual Options.  All of you there have given me the ability to stay at home and raise my kids.  I know that it is not for everyone, but it works for me and my husband.  Thank you again !  I am enjoying this entire experience beyond belief (although not so much in the morning with this morning sickness 🙂

Rachel

Need we say more?  Learn more about becoming a Super Surrogate at Conceptual Options here.

Conceptual Options Become a Super Surrogate

Conceptual Options Become a Super Surrogate

Conceptual Options Surrogacy Agency – Actress Ellen Pompeo Opens Up About Surrogacy

Conceptual Options Surrogacy AgencyActress Ellen Pompeo Opens Up About Surrogacy

Great story about how Grey’s Anatomy actress, Ellen Pompeo, kept her surrogacy process a secret.

“She was born two months ago,” Pompeo told Kimmel. “The mayor of New York City married us, and I kept that a secret for five days, too, I’ve done it before. The covert thing is kind of fun. This baby was born via surrogate, so I felt an obligation to keep the surrogate’s privacy. That was of utmost importance to me…”

Pompeo praised her surrogate, saying, “This is an incredible thing to do with your life, to give the gift of carrying someone’s child, so I am forever grateful and feel very blessed and grateful to her – she who will remain anonymous. I was there with her when they inseminated her and we held hands. I looked into the microscope and I saw the embryo, I saw the baby, and they put it in a thingy and they inseminated her. And then we held hands and we prayed, we talked to god, and if she was meant to be. He said he was going to try to help us out and now we have a gorgeous baby girl.”

Read more here about Actress Ellen Pompeo Opening Up About Surrogacy

 

Ellen Pompeo Surrogacy Secret

Ellen Pompeo Surrogacy Secret

Conceptual Options Pregnancy News: Labor & Birth Terms to Know for Surrogates & Intended Mothers

Conceptual Options Pregnancy News: Labor & Birth Terms to Know for Surrogates & Intended Mothers

  • Abruptio Placenta (Placental Abruption): The placenta has started to separate from the uterine wall too early before the baby is born.
  • Amniotic Fluid: This protective liquid, consisting mostly of water, fills in the sac surrounding the fetus.
  • APGAR Test or Score: A measurement of the newborn’s response to birth and life outside the womb. The ratings, APGAR, are based on Appearance (color), Pulse (heartbeat), Grimace (reflex), Activity (muscle tone), and Respiration (breathing). The scores, which are taken at 1 & 5 minutes following birth, range from a high 10 to a low 1.
  • Breech Presentation: Where the fetus is positioned head up to be born buttocks first or with one or both feet first. This occurs in less than five percent of all births.
  • Cephalopelvic Disproportion: The baby is too large to safely pass through the mother’s pelvis.
  • Cervidil: A medication used to ripen the cervix before induction.
  • Cesarean Section: An incision through the abdominal and uterine walls for extraction of the fetus; it may be vertical or, more commonly, horizontal. Also called abdominal delivery; commonly called C-Section.
  • Colostrum: Baby’s first food, this is a thin white fluid discharged from the breasts at the beginning of milk production, and usually noticeable during the last couple of week of pregnancy.low the baby’s head to compress slightly during passage through the birth canal.
  • And there are so many more…..
Read more about Labor & Birth Terms to Know for Surrogates & Intended Mothers
Conceptual Options Pregnancy News - Labor Terms for Surrogates & Intended Mothers

Conceptual Options Pregnancy News – Labor Terms for Surrogates & Intended Mothers

Conceptual Options Surrogacy News: Prenatal Testing – Quad Screening for Surrogates & Intended Mothers

Conceptual Options Surrogacy News: Prenatal Testing – Quad Screening for Surrogates & Intended Mothers

Are you as an Intended Mother or your surrogate getting sent through these doctor appointments without a clear explanation of what is really going on? Well it’s time to take charge and educate yourself on all the procedures that are routine and/or recommended. This week we will begin with quad screening. This article offers you the basic information you need to know about quad screening. It will answer questions such as how the quad screen Test is performed, what the risks and side effects to the mother or baby are, when the quad screen test is performed, and what the quad screen test looks for.

Follow the link here to read the article and find out more about this routine screening for Surrogates & Intended Mothers.

Conceptual Options Prenatal Testing Surrogates & Intended Mothers

Conceptual Options Prenatal Testing Surrogates & Intended Mothers

Conceptual Options Health News: Tips for Keeping Cool in the Heat: A Summer Survival Guide for Pregnant Surrogates

Conceptual Options Health News: Tips for Keeping Cool in the Heat: A Summer Survival Guide for Pregnant Surrogates

When you’re pregnant, you are already a few degrees hotter than normal. Add to that the sweltering summer heat in California and you’ve got yourself one Hot Surrogate Mama (literally)! Here are some tips on how to beat the heat this summer.

1) Stay hydrated: Whether it be water or electrolytes, make sure you are keeping yourself hydrated on hot days. When it’s hot, you will be sweating more, so electrolytes and water will replenish the fluids you lose when you sweat.

2) Dress appropriately: In the summer time you want to avoid synthetic fabrics that hold in sweat. Wear light breathable materials instead. Also make sure your clothing is loose fitting. Wearing tight clothing can trap the sweat against your body and cause you to get a rash. Also wear light colors that reflect the light rather than absorbing it.

3) Take a shower or take a dip: A cool shower or a dip in the pool may help to bring down your body temperature on hot days. Going into the pool can also give the added benefit of taking pressure off of your back and allowing you to do light exercise.

4) Stay indoors in the middle of the day: The heat tends to be the highest in midday. So if possible, limit your outdoor activities to the early morning and evening.

5) Cold air and cold water are your friends: When it is really hot outside, stay at home. Turn on the A/C if you have one. If you don’t turn on a fan and close the shades to cool down your home. If you are going out, take a spray bottle with you to spray yourself down when it gets hot. It’s a good way to keep the kids cool as well.

6) Ice, Ice, Baby: Get creative with some refreshing frozen drinks like smoothies and slushies. Not only will it keep you hydrated, but it will help you stay cool and satisfy your taste buds!

7) Kick up your heels: Swelling can get worse in the summer time so make sure you take breaks and elevate your feet to keep the swelling down.

8) Take it easy: Pregnancy can create its own level of exhaustion, and the heat can only make it worse. So don’t over exert yourself on hot days. Relax, you deserve it!

For more tips on how to keep cool this summer for all pregnant women, surrogates as well, click here.

Conceptual Options Pregnancy Surrogates

Conceptual Options Pregnancy Surrogates