Eloise Drane

Ep 18 | Independent Surrogacy: Learn How Surrogacy Without an Agency IS Possible

Ep 18 | Independent Surrogacy: Learn How Surrogacy Without an Agency IS Possible

After being in the industry for now 20 years, I’ve become increasingly troubled by the realization that a huge percentage of people can’t fulfill their dreams of parenthood because of the staggering costs. IVF is expensive. Surrogacy is expensive. And these costs keep too many people from pursuing their dreams of becoming parents. So yes, I am an agency owner, but I know that agency costs can be prohibitive. Because of this, I’m on a mission to make it known that you CAN do surrogacy without an agency. It IS possible to have a successful surrogacy journey without paying thousands upon thousands of dollars in agency fees. And I’m here today to tell you how it’s done.

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Ep 17 Part 2 | Broken Brown Egg at the Fertility Cafe: Personal Stories of Infertility in the African-American Community

Ep 17 Part 2 | Broken Brown Egg at the Fertility Cafe: Personal Stories of Infertility in the African-American Community

Black women experience infertility at almost 2x the rate of our counterparts and yet we are least likely to seek treatment. In addition, many conditions that directly impact fertility, such as fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS, and others disproportionately affect black women as well. The harmful stereotypical belief that black women are somehow more fertile, or that we don’t participate in foster care, adoption, or fertility treatments is yet another factor. Newsflash: We aren’t, and we do.

Together, Regina Townsend – founder of The Broken Brown Egg – and Eloise Drane are partnering to encourage other Black women to begin this very important dialogue of reproductive health and fertility.

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Ep 17 Part 1 | Broken Brown Egg at the Fertility Cafe: Personal Stories of Infertility in the African-American Community

Ep 17 Part 1 | Broken Brown Egg at the Fertility Cafe: Personal Stories of Infertility in the African-American Community

Black women experience infertility at almost 2x the rate of our counterparts and yet we are least likely to seek treatment. In addition, many conditions that directly impact fertility, such as fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS, and others disproportionately affect black women as well. The harmful stereotypical belief that black women are somehow more fertile, or that we don’t participate in foster care, adoption, or fertility treatments is yet another factor. Newsflash: We aren’t, and we do.

Together, Regina Townsend – founder of The Broken Brown Egg – and Eloise Drane are partnering to encourage other Black women to begin this very important dialogue of reproductive health and fertility.

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Ep 15 | Becoming an Egg Donor: Do You REALLY Understand the Donation Process?

Ep 15 | Becoming an Egg Donor: Do You REALLY Understand the Donation Process?

This episode will inspire you and inform you so that you can move through this journey with confidence and make your egg donation journey a fulfilling one. Listen in as Eloise addresses some of the more commonly asked questions potential egg donors have and some of the less obvious ones which are equally as important, such as: What is your ‘why’ for becoming an egg donor? Are you ready for the psychological and emotional impact of egg donation? What are the potential pitfalls of egg donation? Will my future fertility be affected? How do you feel about the concept of limited anonymity in the age of rapid DNA testing?

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You CAN Do This! A Five-Time Gestational Surrogate Tells Her Story

You CAN Do This! A Five-Time Gestational Surrogate Tells Her Story

You’ve been thinking about becoming a gestational surrogate for a while now. For months, maybe even years, you’ve thought about what it would be like to give someone the precious gift of motherhood or fatherhood. So what’s stopping you from pursing your calling? In this week’s episode, Eloise talks with 5-time surrogate Rebekah Hills about the highs and not-so-highs of surrogacy.

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