She typically had between four and seven patients; at her busiest Antara could be responsible for up to nine or ten patients at varying stages of egg donation and surrogate pregnancy
. Antara viewed her work as a full-time job and conscientiously fulfilled her duties; it was not uncommon for her to be out from early morning to late evening, and she meticulously took notes and kept track of all her patients' medications, payments, and doctor's visits.
Acosta-Yearick for costs associated with her 2009 surrogate pregnancy
Ask to yourself, "What do I know about surrogate pregnancy
or same sex pregnancy or adoption?" As the educator and doula become more skilled in communication and increase their knowledge base, the more effective will be the connection with the mother and her family.
D and L are twin boys born as the result of a surrogate pregnancy
arranged through an Indian clinic.
Studies of surrogates have shown that they engage in various distancing techniques throughout the surrogate pregnancy
so as to ensure that they do not become emotionally attached to the baby.
And, ironically, What To Expect When You're Expecting is based on the book she read during the surrogate pregnancy
Faith Merino, ADOPTION AND SURROGATE PREGNANCY
. New York: Facts on File, 2010.
(59) NE Reame, A Kalfoglou & HA Hanafin, "Long Term Outcomes of Surrogate Pregnancy
: A Report of Surrogate Mothers' Satisfaction, Life Events and Moral Judgments Ten Years Later" (1998) 70:3 suppl 1 Fertility and Sterility S28.
But the two friends - who are paid no more than their expenses for each surrogate pregnancy
- never set OUR out with the aim of avoiding all the hard work of bringing up children.
They were among a handful of people Elton entrusted with the details of the surrogate pregnancy
She is a part of a growing phenomenon of women who are unable to get pregnant and--facing a ban on surrogate pregnancy
at home--travel thousands of miles to Ukraine to rent another woman's womb.
These procedures include the use of fertility drugs, artificial insemination, or surrogate pregnancy