Why are you doing this?
To be honest because I want to help a couple become a family! I have fairly easy pregnancies, and I love being pregnant! We are done having babies of our own but I would love to have another pregnancy so this would be a way for me to do that.
Are you still going to school?
Yes, I am determined to get my degree in Human and Family services! Right now I am going to school part time so I can give my family the attention they deserve while I do the surrogacy.
What about when you have the baby, or go on bed rest how will you do school then?
Well an amazing thing about college these days is there are TONS of classes I can take online. I plan on taking most of my classes online during the surrogacy so that if god forbid something goes wrong I can still do my classes!
Are you getting paid?
Yes, but I have to say that is not why I am doing this.
How much are you getting paid?
NONE of your business, The amount I am getting paid is what the parents and I both though was a fair number and that is all you need to know!
Do you think you are going to have a hard time giving up the baby?
No I do not. I am going into this knowing that this baby is not mine. I will not be setting up a nursery or buying baby gear to get prepared. I will be bonded with the baby of course BUT the baby is not mine and I know from the beginning that I just want to help out this couple!
Are you using your eggs?
No, I am what you would call a Gestational Carrier. The baby will not be biologically related to me in any way.
What is a Gestational Carrier?
A Gestational Carrier is just the oven for the bun. We will be using the mothers eggs and the fathers sperm already made into a little embryo!
How are you going to end up pregnant?
I will be going through IVF (in vitro fertilization) So that is how we will transfer the Embryos to my uterus.
Embryos? How many are you transferring? Could you end up pregnant with like 10 babies?
We will be transferring two high quality Embryos. There is a chance I could end up carrying twins and if the Embryos split there could be more but the likely hood of that happening is low and we have a plan for if that were to happen.
How could you do that? I could never do that.
Ummm ok? Surrogacy is not for everyone and that is fine, but it is something I have thought about for a long time and I have done tons of research on. I can do it because that is the kind of person I am, there is nothing really else I can say to that.
Is your husband ok with this?
My husband is amazing and supports me in this. I would not be doing this is he was not ok with it.
You have to go 9 months without drinking how could you do that?
Well the truth is I don't drink much as it is so I am really not going to be missing anything. I can still go out with the girls, and it will be nicer on the wallet water and sprite is a LOT cheaper than drinks!
I heard (random surrogacy horror story here) What if that happens to you?
That is a good question. I have heard of the horror stories too, BUT that is why I am going to have a contract in place to protect me in case anything were to not go as planned. I have done so much research and will make sure that me and my lawyer have everything that should be in the contract already in it!
I am sure I missed some questions so if I missed one just leave in a comment and I will add it to the post!