The following is a short list of my benefits and potential drawbacks as a TS or GS, so we are on the same page before we get any further in the process.
I just had my first amazing experience as a Traditional surrogate and gave birth to a little girl for her wonderful parents in August. Looking to help another family in about a year from now!
Being a mom is the greatest gift in my life. I have three children (9 years old and twins 2 years and 3 months) a supportive husband, and I feel that my family is complete. I struggled with my own infertility with conceiving my twins, so I do not take my ability to carry my children in relatively healthy, full-term pregnancies, for granted.
I am very healthy and strong. I'm a fitness professional (a career switch after being an English teacher), so taking care of my body is a top priority.
I have already carried my twins to full-term (37.5 weeks), so I know my body is capable of carrying multiples.
I'm very open to frequent communication throughout the process. I want you involved as much as possible.
I'm well educated and have two degrees from the University of Maine. I used my love of learning to do extensive research on health during pregnancy during my pregnancies.
I am willing to travel and flexible to meet any of your requirements, including dietary requests.
I would like to provide breastmilk via pumping and shipping to you for at least the first 6 months.
Potential drawback: My obstetrician has cleared me, and multiple clinics have still accepted me as a surrogate despite this, but I had cholestasis of my liver in the last few weeks of both my pregnancies. responded very well to medication (ursodiol) and there is no additional risk to myself or the babies.
I did not develop this condition in my most recent surrogate pregnancy.