Celebrities Who Have Used Gestational Surrogates 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West You either love them or hate them - there’s no in between!  Power couple Kim and Kanye welcomed their third child via gestational surrogacy on January 15th.   North and Saint were joined by baby sister, Chicago...

Packing a Hospital Bag: Intended Parent Edition

There are a million and one lists for packing a hospital bag for birth, but let's be real, your needs as parents through surrogacy are different from those who are giving birth. You will need to bring different things to the hospital than you would if you...

Tips For Travelling With a Newborn 

Lucky You! Many parents choose to wait for baby’s first flight until their child is a few months old. International Intended Parents don’t have that luxury. Just as you’re getting the hang of being a parent, you’ll likely be flying home with your new...

New Baby Nightmares

What keeps you awake at night?   We asked four sets of Intended Parents (one of them being Nathan Chan, Managing Director of Pride Surrogacy):   As a parent who is expecting a baby through surrogacy, what are you afraid of?   ...

Can a Surrogate Keep My Baby?

When getting ready to grow your family via surrogacy, some Intended Parents have wondered if it is at all possible that their chosen surrogate can keep the baby instead of releasing him or her to their parents.   Since there are different laws for...

Choose The Most Beautiful Surrogate

I know, I know. You had this vision that Demi Lavato would be your egg donor and fertility goddess Beyonce would carry your precious embryo and hit all her high notes in the delivery room.   Reality check!   The women I know who...

8 Tips for Surviving the Two Week Wait

Your Surrogate went for her embryo transfer. And now, you wait.   In TTC (Trying to Conceive) circles and online forums, this dead zone is called the 2WW (Two Week Wait). It's like torture. All you can really do is, well, wait.   As a hopeful parent through...

Three (or More) Isn’t Always a Crowd

People hear “polyamorous” and think polygamist Mormon Fundamentalist cults wedding multiple preteen girls to aging men and self-appointed “leaders” in the community. When it comes to polyamory outside of these secluded communities, people sometimes envision...

What is Sperm Washing?

If you are pursuing surrogacy and are living with HIV you may have heard the term “sperm washing”. Sperm washing is a standard infertility treatment and is used in artificial insemination and intrauterine insemination (IUI). It can improve the chances of conceiving in...

The Perfect Time to Become a Parent Through Surrogacy

It really doesn’t matter how you start a family, (the traditional way, with the help of fertility treatments, IUI, IVF, or surrogacy) there never a truly perfect time.     I see it frequently: Future Parents feel like they’re ready, they begin their...

Can a Surrogate get HIV from Intended Parents?

The short answer is that it is very unlikely a Surrogate Mother would contract HIV from the Intended Parent she carries for. In fact, there is not a single documented case of a Surrogate Mother becoming HIV positive from carrying a child for HIV positive Intended...

Is It Safe For My Surrogate To Have Sex?

It’s a very common concern among Future Parents.   Can a pregnant woman have sex and will sex during pregnancy hurt the baby?   It’s definitely not a silly question. With a basic understanding of anatomy, one knows that during intercourse the penis is very...