How Can I Prepare to Become a Surrogate Mother?
If you are considering becoming a surrogate mother, it’s a great idea to start preparing for the surrogacy process now! In today’s blog we wanted to highlight some steps everyone who’s interested in becoming a surrogate mother can take in order to ensure they are ready for the journey!
Understand the Surrogate Mother Requirements
Before beginning your surrogacy journey, it is important to know if you meet the necessary requirements to become a surrogate mother. From meeting the age and health requirements to having had a previously successful pregnancy, there are several requirements you should understand before proceeding.
Find a Local Surrogacy Agency
After reviewing the requirements, the next step in preparing to be a surrogate mother should be to locate a local surrogacy agency to work with. Aside from providing support and guidance throughout your journey, an experienced surrogacy agency, such as Creative Love, can assist you beforehand by answering your questions and helping you by going over the entire surrogacy process.
Have a Discussion with Your Family
If you choose to become a surrogate mother, having a strong support system behind you is always a good idea. Before beginning your surrogacy journey, it is important to talk with those closest to you, whether your significant other, immediate family or your close friends. Sharing your desire to become a surrogate mother and asking for advice or feedback early on can really help to ensure you have those around you supporting you.
Just like with any pregnancy, your health is very important for both you and the baby. In preparing to become a surrogate mother it is important that you are in good health which includes having a BMI of under 32 (which is also a surrogacy requirement) and to not smoke for at least 2 years and more. Additionally, it is recommended to practice healthy eating and to partake in a nutritious diet. You can read more about a healthy diet for surrogate mothers here.
Speak with Your Doctor
Before being pregnant, whether through surrogacy or on your own, it is always recommended to speak with your doctor. Sharing your desires to be a surrogate mother with your doctor is a good idea as he/she could provide some insight into if this decision is right for you, and if there are any additional measures you should take in preparing for your journey.
Preparing for your surrogacy journey is always recommended and we hope this blog helped provide some insight into what you could be doing. If you have additional questions, or if you would like to speak with us about starting your surrogacy journey, we would love to hear from you! Call us anytime at 954-776-9878 and one of our surrogacy specialists will be more than happy to answer nay question you might have.