The surrogate pregnancy is similar to a typical pregnancy, with a few distinct differences. Learn all about surrogate babies and the first, second and third trimester of commercial surrogacy, which starts when you hear the words: frozen embryo transfer success.
Emotions run high during the pregnancy portion of a commercial surrogacy. Between the lack of control the intended parents are feeling to the hormonal changes a surrogate is feeling, it all makes for a very interesting 9-months. The following pages will help prepare intended parents and surrogates for the various stages of surrogate pregnancy.
Throughout the Pregnancy
This section is intended to help with the pregnancy as a whole, for both gestational or traditional surrogate mothers, and their intended parents.
View fetal development as the pregnancy progresses, and check out information on how much weight one should gain during pregnancy.
While you’re here, make sure you look at the custom surrogacy related t-shirts and accessories by Information on Surrogacy.
- Due Date Calculators
- Fetal Development Week by Week
- Relationship between Intended Parents and Surrogate
- Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy
- Healthy Diet During Pregnancy
- Pregnancy Without Pounds
- Surrogacy Tshirts and Accessories
When Things Go Wrong
Sometimes, even when you hear the words frozen embryo transfer success, things can go wrong later in the pregnancy.
Not every gestational (or traditional) surrogacy results in perfect, full-term surrogate babies.
Each journey is filled with it’s own unique twists and turns.
Here are some of the more negative ones that can occur during the pregnancy.
The First Trimester
The first trimester of commercial surrogacy is usually the hardest. If things are going to go wrong, chances are it will happen during the first trimester.
If yours is a gestational surrogacy, the surrogate mother is taking injections on a daily basis through most of the first trimester. And most surrogate mothers are required to abstain from sexual relations during this period, so the husbands tend to be cranky as well.
- The First Trimester
- HCG Levels
- Discount Pregnancy Tests
- Gestational Surrogate Pregnancy Medications
- How to Give an Injection
- Twin Pregnancy
- Triplets, Quadruplets, or More
- Why Multiples are Common
- Invasive Procedures
- Morning Sickness
The Second Trimester
For most surrogate mothers, the second trimester, especially if it is a multiples pregnancy, is the best.
Appetite returns, the surrogate babies (or baby) are big enough to be seen via ultrasound, and the physical effects of pregnancy are not as great as they are in the third trimester.
- The Second Trimester
- Maternity Clothing
- Heartburn During Pregnancy
- Partial or Full Bed Rest
- Gestational Diabetes
- Pregnancy Stress
The Third Trimester
The third trimester in commercial surrogacy is usually quite exciting!
As the due date approaches, intended parents start to prepare for this monumental change in their lives, and the surrogate mother starts to prepare for the eventual day she gets her body back.
While you’re here, take a few minutes to watch the childbirth videos section.
Though I must warn you, they are extremely graphic.
- The Third Trimester
- Premature Birth
- Labor & Delivery of a Surrogate Baby
- PBO and Birth Certificates
- Online Childbirth Education Classes
- Hiring a Doula
- Watch a Vaginal Birth
- Watch a Cesarean Section
- Watch a Natural Birth
- After the Birth Section