The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 33: Marnie B.

Marnie B spoke to me back in Episode 21, when she was heading into the third trimester of her pregnancy with surro-bub. In our first interview, Marnie talked about all the preparation and relationship-building she and her partner did with their intended parents. Since then, Marnie has delivered a baby girl for the parents, and is now 5 months post-partum. In this interview, she reflects on the last trimester, the birth, and the fourth trimester as a surrogate. Did all her preparation pay off? What were her emotions like post-partum? What’s her relationship with the parents and baby Sienna?

We also talked about the importance of having a birth photographer involved for a surrogacy birth.

The fourth trimester is a crucial time for the surrogate and the entire team. Now that she’s not a surrogate, what is her role in the child’s life, and what is the relationship with the intended parents now that they are parents? The fourth trimester needs a lot of preparation and planning before the birth.

Hi! I’m Sarah Jefford. I’m a surrogacy, fertility and family lawyer. I’m also an IVF Mum, an egg donor and a traditional surrogate, and I delivered a baby for her Dads in 2018.

I advocate for positive, best practice surrogacy arrangements within Australia, and provide support and education to help intended parents make informed decisions when pursuing overseas surrogacy.