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Planning a Surrogacy Birth

By |2019-06-19T23:42:39+00:00April 21st, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, blog|

When planning a surrogacy, the team should think of the birth and how they will navigate the hospital system to support their surrogacy birth. Surrogates will have their own experiences of birth and have ideas of how they envision the [...]

Hospital Management of a Surrogacy Pregnancy and Birth

By |2019-06-23T23:41:26+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, blog, induced lactation, Parentage Order, surrogacy, surrogacy laws|

There are such a low number of surrogacy births in Australia each year (somewhere between 50 and 70 in total), that it is no surprise that many hospitals will rarely come across a surrogacy birth. As a result, hospital surrogacy [...]

The Importance of Surrogacy Birth Photography

By |2019-04-25T03:14:13+00:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, blog|

Birth photography is an art form. You only need to search #birthphoto on Instagram and find out how popular, and amazing it can be. I would have liked to have a birth photographer for my first two births, but we [...]

Milk and Feeding a Surrogacy Baby

By |2019-06-11T11:23:02+00:00May 26th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, blog, induced lactation, motherhood, surrogate|

Milk and Feeding of Surrogacy Baby Most new parents have to grapple with learning how to feed their newborn and making the right decisions for the family. When you add in surrogacy, it can take on a whole other level [...]

The Fourth Surro-Trimester

By |2019-06-09T22:55:34+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, blog, surrogate|

The Fourth Trimester Many people haven’t heard of the ‘fourth trimester,’ let alone when it applies in a surrogacy arrangement. The fourth trimester refers to the first three months after a baby is born when baby is going through a [...]

Surrogacy Milestones & Celebrations

By |2019-05-14T06:35:53+00:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, blog, motherhood, surrogate|

When most people have a child, they celebrate milestones like a Baby Shower, and later the birth, and then Birthdays, and Mother's and Father's Days, without having to consult or think about anyone outside their own household or immediate family. [...]

Episode 12: Kate

By |2019-05-27T02:19:37+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, birth and beyond, find a surrogate, gay dads, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate|

Kate is a gestational surrogate for a gay couple, Mike & Glenn (listen to their story at Episode 10). Kate is due to give birth any day now, and in this episode you'll hear all about her plans for a [...]

Episode 18: Amanda

By |2019-05-13T03:02:43+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Australia, birth and beyond, gay dads, Surrogacy Podcast, traditional surrogacy|

Amanda was a traditional surrogate for her friends Dhusk and Tim, and gave birth to Sailor earlier this year. Traditional surrogacy, where a surrogate uses her own egg, is less common than gestational surrogacy, and can be a different dynamic [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 44: Jessica

By |2019-07-15T04:21:12+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, chronic illness, grief and loss, overseas, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogacy process|

Jessica gave birth as a surrogate for her friend Bec, who suffered with cystic fibrosis, and Bec's partner Gareth. You might like to listen to Gareth's episode, which tells the story of how Bec sadly passed away whilst Jess was [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 45: Simone

By |2019-05-13T22:59:07+00:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: birth and beyond, find a surrogate, South Australia, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate partner|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 45: Simone. Sometimes it takes a village to create a child, and in this case it took a cast of 10 people. Simone delivered a baby as a surrogate for intended parents in Adelaide, and [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 48: Managing our Fears with Katrina Hale

By |2019-06-03T12:06:00+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast|

This is episode 48 of the Australian Surrogacy Podcast - the Khale Series. Katrina Hale is a surrogacy counsellor, and in this episode we talked about Managing our Fears in our surrogacy journeys. Surrogates and intended parents have some predictable [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 50: Milestones & Rituals with Katrina Hale

By |2019-06-18T07:39:53+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, motherhood, Parentage Order, parenthood, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate|

This is episode 50 of the Surrogacy Podcast, another Khale series episode with Katrina Hale, and it makes sense that with celebrating episode 50 we discussed milestones and rituals in surrogacy. You might think a baby shower or birthday is [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 51: Michelle

By |2019-06-20T11:32:13+00:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, I want to be a surrogate, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate, surrogate partner, WA|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 51 is with Michelle, doula, FIFO partner and mum from WA. Michelle enjoyed pregnancy and birth so much that she went back and did it again, for WA couple Kate and Kris. Kate has MRKH, [...]