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.