On today’s episode of Fertility Cafe, we talk about one special group of women who just so happen to make up a large share of surrogate mothers in the United States: military wives. What makes these women so uniquely suited to serve as surrogates? Is there something in particular that motivates or inspires them to answer the call?
On today’s episode, we’re going to look into some of the most sensationalized surrogacy cases that have hit the headlines.
In this episode of Fertility Cafe, host Eloise Drane talks with Candace Wohl about safe independent surrogacy. Candace Wohl, writer, public speaker, and over-sharer of all things infertility is now a mother through surrogacy after over a decade long struggle.
In the season two opening episode of Fertility Cafe, host Eloise Drane is talking about how COVID-19 affected surrogacy. In this episode, she talks about the struggles that both surrogates and their intended parents faced during the early to middle stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Bethea-Walsh talks about the psychological evaluations and mental health consultations which kick off a surrogacy journey.
A common misconception is that adoption and surrogacy are the same thing. They are not.
In this episode, Eloise Drane shares her thoughts on these distinct family-building options and she presents the primary considerations to keep in mind if you find yourself deciding between these two distinguishable paths to parenthood.
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.
Why is your BMI is so important when becoming a surrogate? Can I be a surrogate if I take an anti-depressant? Will I be disqualified because I receive food stamps or medicaid? In this episode, we focus on the more complicated and emotionally charged surrogacy topics specifically relevant to your journey to become a surrogate.
You want to become a surrogate, but you’re wondering how to make sure your partner or spouse is on board with your decision? Eloise’s husband Anthony joins her to have an open, honest, and REAL discussion about a spouse’s reaction to his wife becoming a surrogate.
When it comes to the legalities of parenthood using a surrogate, you do NOT want to cut any corners. This is a must listen for anyone new to surrogacy – don’t start your journey without understanding your rights and the legalities of the country or state you reside in.