You might be thinking that being a gestational surrogate mother is simply a nice thing to do, an altruistic way to give something back to the world and help out a frustrated couple who are unable to conceive.
In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
While being a surrogate is an altruistic thing to do, the benefits to you are enormous. Many of those benefits are health-related and not well known, so they might come as a surprise to you.
Did you know that your risk of breast cancer is reduced by being a gestational surrogate mother? It’s true. All those hormonal outbursts during pregnancy suppress cancer activity.
You can benefit from those hormonal outbursts by getting pregnant again. If you want to expand your family, make another baby of your own. If your family is already large enough for your plans, become a surrogate.
Did you know that your risk of ovarian cancer is also reduced by being a gestational surrogate mother? In fact, each pregnancy reduces your risk more than the previous one did.
You can benefit from this diminishing risk of ovarian cancer by getting pregnant again. If you want to expand your family, you can make another baby of your own. But if your family is complete, you can become a surrogate instead.
Did you know that your heart grows stronger by being a gestational surrogate mother? Yes, it’s not just that you learn how to love in yet another way, which you do. But your actual heart grows stronger as a muscle as a result of being pregnant.
Your heart can benefit from this renewed strength when you get pregnant again. If you would like a larger family, you can make another baby with your partner. But if your family is big enough already, your best option is to become a surrogate.
Did you know that the intended parents pay all the healthcare bills for you being their gestational surrogate mother? They want to make sure that you are in tip-top shape while carrying their baby. In fact, the contract will stipulate that you are not allowed to refuse reasonable care, that’s how important it is to them.
This is one health-related advantage that you can’t get from having another child of your own. You have to pay for it…or get it “free” while you are a surrogate.
None of these are usually reasons that a woman chooses surrogacy. Those reasons are usually related to doing good or feeling great (or both). But the health-related advantages of being a surrogate are undeniable. And these are just the tangible benefits. One should never overlook the health benefits of positive psychology. When we do something good or something positive, and when we forge new loving, intimate connections, our entire body responds by being healthier.
If you want to enjoy the advantages of surrogacy, give us a call, and we’ll see if you qualify.Return to Blog