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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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Episode 08. Six-Time Egg Donor and Three-Time Surrogate Eloise Drane Shares Her Story

Episode 08. Six-Time Egg Donor and Three-Time Surrogate Eloise Drane Shares Her Story

What inspires a woman to donate her eggs six times and serve as a gestational surrogate three times? Listen as Eloise Drane shares the details of every step of the journey, from her first donation (though not her eggs!) to actualizing her dream of starting the first surrogacy and egg donation agency in the South.

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