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Old 05-22-2012, 06:57 PM   #11
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What do you mean cycling as a surrogate? Do you have a family of your own already?

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Old 05-22-2012, 06:57 PM   #12
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If you don't mind me asking, what age are surrogate mothers typically?
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:02 PM   #13
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What do you mean cycling as a surrogate? Do you have a family of your own already?
Cycling means that you are going through mock cycles and then going through "the cycle" that is timed so you can get pregnant with an IUI or IVF. Many surro's have not finished their own families when doing surrogacies, I personally found it easier to do them in between children. It's easier if you feel a loss, that you can have your own child to fulfill that desire again.

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If you don't mind me asking, what age are surrogate mothers typically?
For medical reasons, most surro's are 21-28. Most DR's will not work with women close to or over 30, and no one can be a surro when under the age of 21. But your BMI is a higher factor, because even if you fall in the desirable age range, you must be very healthy and have a good BMI.
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I want to be a surrogate, but DH hates what pregnancy hormones do to my sex drive so it's doubtful. Plus we live in OK, so I would have to do it for free. If it was for my sister I might could handle free, but not a total stranger. All that wear & tear on my body and my marriage with no baby of my own at the end? But I LOVE being pregnant... *sigh*
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I think it's a wonderful thing to do for someone, but personally couldn't do it myself. Oh and MyKzooFamily, I see your siggy says you need similac or enfamil checks? I have some I can send PM me if you want them!
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I just gave birth as a gestational surrogate in January. It was an amazing experience and I'm strongly considering doing it again. There are many requirements to consider. A few that most fertility clinics require:
Support from significant other
Carried and care for at least one child
Healthy pregnancy(ies)
Background check and psychological screening
No STDs or other infectious disease
No welfare or other financial assistance
Usually between the age of 21-40
BMI under 30ish (this can vary)

Just some info. Definitely good to do lots of research before jumping into anything to make sure it's right for you and so you can be aware of potetial problems. My experience was awesome, if you have any other questions feel free to ask.
Good luck with your decision!
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I'm done having my own children but I really didn't mind being pregnant and my pregnancies weren't difficult at all. I've considered being a surrogate...maybe someday
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:57 PM   #18
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I've thought about being a surrogate. I am a SAHM and I eat super healthy. I just have to get the rest of this weight off. Have you made any decisions? Looked into companies? I am posting because I am very interested in the process.
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I'd love to but would probably only do it for a friend I'm a VBAC mama who would never give birth in a hospital, so only a friend would want me to anyway!
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