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The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 83: Sarah-Jayne

By |2020-06-16T23:12:48+11:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, counselling, intended parent, parenthood, relationships, Surrogacy Podcast|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 83: Sarah-Jayne. Sarah-Jayne is a Perinatal and Family Psychologist, who provides counselling for surrogacy and fertility and parenting. We talked about the importance of managing our mental health and accessing support on the way to [...]

When Surrogacy Goes Wrong

By |2020-06-22T11:08:27+11:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Australia, blog, counselling, relationships, surrogacy|

Surrogacy isn't always sunshine and roses. Sometimes, it can go wrong. Even when it is good, the relationships are complex and challenging and sometimes really hard. I am often asked for examples of surrogacy-gone-wrong. Intended parents and surrogates want to [...]

Surrogacy Counselling

By |2020-01-01T08:38:33+11:00January 1st, 2020|Categories: birth and beyond, blog, counselling, Parentage Order, surrogacy, surrogacy process|

Surrogacy Counselling - what should we expect? Intended parents and surrogates are always keen to know what they can expect from the surrogacy counselling. Perhaps you've never had counselling and are expecting to open Pandora's Box on all your private [...]

Surrogacy Information Sharing and Privacy

By |2020-01-03T00:38:36+11:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: birth and beyond, blog, counselling, healthcare provider, pregnancy, relationships, surrogacy, surrogacy process, surrogate|

A surrogacy arrangement necessarily involves people sharing experiences with each other that would otherwise be reserved for the most intimate of relationships. Besides discussion about your views on pregnancy termination and whether the surrogate will drink alcohol during pregnancy, there’s [...]

Surrogate Bodily Autonomy

By |2020-01-03T00:43:13+11:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Australia, birth and beyond, blog, counselling, pregnancy, surrogacy|

Surrogate Bodily Autonomy. What exactly do we mean when we talk about the surrogate having bodily autonomy? A surrogate is just like any other person, and can make decisions about her body just as any other person can. This is [...]

Supporting Your Surrogate and Family

By |2020-01-01T08:39:55+11:00October 27th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, blog, counselling, pregnancy, surrogacy, surrogate partner|

Supporting Your Surrogate and Family Intended parents carry the pressure of wanting to be appreciative, supportive and caring for their surrogate and her family, and not wanting to be intrusive or overbearing. With that in mind, there are a few [...]

One Year On

By |2020-01-01T08:39:55+11:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, blog, counselling, gay dads, motherhood, sisterhood, surrogacy, surrogate, traditional surrogacy|

One Year On - January 2019 Surro-baby, Darcey, turned one last weekend. Her dads threw her a party, of course, and like all first birthdays, it was more of an anniversary for the parents than it was a party for [...]

8 Tips to a Positive Surrogacy Journey

By |2020-01-01T08:39:55+11:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, counselling, surrogacy|

Altruistic surrogacy is one of the most complex and amazing journeys you'll ever take, regardless of whether you're the surrogate team or the intended parent team. Even when things go right, they can still be difficult, and every team faces [...]

Setting Expectations For Our Surrogacy Journeys

By |2020-05-08T18:27:27+11:00February 3rd, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, blog, counselling, sisterhood, surrogacy, surrogacy process|

When travelling down the surrogacy path, the most important part is the relationship between the surrogate (and her partner, if she has one) and the intended parents. It is important that we spend time setting expectations before going on our [...]

Finding Happiness Beyond Surrogacy

By |2020-05-15T21:24:40+11:00June 9th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, blog, counselling, sisterhood, surrogacy, surrogacy process, surrogate|

Finding Happiness Beyond Surrogacy Surrogacy can be all-consuming - for the intended parents, and the surrogate family. Relationship-building takes time (particularly if we want to get it right) and so does the process. Medical appointments, counselling, legal advice, blood tests, [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 32: Katrina Hale

By |2020-01-03T00:44:07+11:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, counselling, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogacy process|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 32: Katrina Hale, surrogacy counsellor. She's been described as the guardian angel of altruistic surrogates across Australia. Really, how could I not have her on the Podcast with a commendation like that? Katrina Hale is a [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 37: Kate from VARTA

By |2019-10-14T11:35:42+11:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Australia, counselling, donor agreement, donor conception, egg donation, sperm donor, Surrogacy Podcast|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 37: Kate from VARTA. Kate Bourne is the Donor Services Manager at the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA), which provides independent information and support for individuals, couples, and health professionals on fertility, infertility, assisted reproductive [...]

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

By |2020-01-01T08:39:54+11:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, counselling, 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 Surrogacy Podcast Episode 49: Traditional Surrogacy with Katrina Hale

By |2020-05-16T23:58:59+11:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: counselling, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, traditional surrogacy|

Traditional Surrogacy - Episode 49 of the Surrogacy Podcast, another Khale Series episode with Katrina Hale. You might think traditional surrogacy is just a cheaper and easier method than gestational surrogacy, but the truth is that it is more potentially [...]

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

By |2020-01-01T08:39:54+11:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, counselling, 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 Surrogacy Podcast Episode 62: The Third Trimester with Katrina Hale

By |2020-02-18T07:38:03+11:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: birth and beyond, counselling, pregnancy, relationships, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 62: The Third Trimester with Katrina Hale. The third trimester, or 'the pointy end' of pregnancy, is hormone-fuelled and can be raw, emotional, challenging and overwhelming. When you throw in surrogacy, the third trimester becomes [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 66: The Fourth Trimester with Katrina Hale

By |2020-03-16T19:37:37+11:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, counselling, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 66: The Fourth Trimester with Katrina Hale. You might like to listen to our episodes on the Third Trimester and Birth Planning. In this episode, Katrina and I talked about the fourth trimester in a [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 68: Jessica

By |2020-03-30T16:50:41+11:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: birth and beyond, counselling, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate, Victoria|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 68: Jessica. Jessica was a gestational surrogate for friends living nearby in regional Victoria, and delivered a baby in November. She's right at the end of the fourth trimester, so it was great to check [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 69: Henry and Lisa

By |2020-04-06T17:02:52+11:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: counselling, intended parent, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast|

You may remember Henry and Lisa from episode 14, when they were patiently waiting on the birth of their son via surrogate, Emmy (episode 31). Now, in a 'where are they now?' retrospective, we're checking in with Henry and Lisa [...]

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