All Things Conceivable: A Surrogacy Podcast with Nazca Fontes
Pregnant and Hungry: What to Eat (And Not To Eat) While You Are Pregnant

Pregnant and Hungry: What to Eat (And Not To Eat) While You Are Pregnant

September 7, 2021

Pregnant and Hungry Founder Kendra Aronson shares how to eat during your surrogacy pregnancy

If you have been or are planning on becoming pregnant, you know that how you eat is important for a happy and healthy pregnancy. Our All In Surrogate Care & Compensation Package includes partum care from the beginning all the way through your fourth trimester, including information on how you fuel your body. Nutrition is just as important for you, as it is for the baby you are carrying.

Kendra Aronson, founder of the newly launched Pregnant and Hungry, a subscription-based website with pregnancy-safe recipes, created a one-stop resource for everything you need to know about what to eat, and what not to eat, during your surrogacy journey.  Listen to her perspective, with Nazca Fontes, CEO of ConceiveAbilities.

Subscribe today and get your first month subscription free for ConceiveAbilities’ surrogacy community. Use the code SURROGATE at checkout for your free trial.

Learn more about becoming a surrogate and our All-In Surrogate Compensation and Care Package that extends all the way through the fourth trimester. 

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COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy

COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy

August 24, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy: What Surrogates and Women Who Want to Be Pregnant Need to Know Now with Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron

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Pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccination is a hot topic in our fertility world today. The US Food and Drug Administration has granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older. The CDC encourages all pregnant people or people who are thinking about becoming pregnant and those breastfeeding to get vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19. And the American Society for Reproductive Medicine says while all women should be strongly encouraged to receive COVID-19 vaccination when pregnant or attempting pregnancy, clinics should strongly consider requiring vaccination for gestational carriers and advise intended parents to include the requirement of vaccination of gestational carriers in their contracts.

How do you take all of that information and apply it to pregnancy and surrogacy? As we navigate the pandemic and new variants, we've been hearing a lot about the questions and concerns from all parties regarding how that impacts surrogates and our intended parents. Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility with Fertility Centers of Illinois answered our questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and surrogacy on our podcast All Things Conceivable: A Surrogacy Podcast with Nazca Fontes.

 

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The Importance of Fourth Trimester Care with Dr. Aasta Mehta

The Importance of Fourth Trimester Care with Dr. Aasta Mehta

August 6, 2021

Dr. Aasta Mehta Talks About The Fourth Trimester and Recovering After A Surrogacy Journey

Leading OB-Gyn doctor, Dr. Aasta Mehta, joined us to talk about the importance of the Fourth Trimester. Dr. Mehta co-authored an article titled the Fourth Trimester: 12 Weeks Is Not Enough. She’s the Medical Officer of Women's Health for the Philadelphia Department of Health, practicing OB/GYN in Philadelphia and holds a Masters in Public Policy.  Listen as she shares her passion for partum care and the importance of recovery after birth.

Learn more about becoming a surrogate and our All-In Surrogate Compensation and Care Package with ConceiveAbilities Surrogacy and Egg Donor Agency! 

 

Busting Surrogacy Myths with Dr. Heather Carlson

Busting Surrogacy Myths with Dr. Heather Carlson

March 9, 2021

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One of the most important relationships a woman has in her life is her relationship with her OB/Gyn doctor. We have hopeful and silly conversations as well as tough and scary conversations with our doctors. When a woman is deciding to become a surrogate, she looks to her trusted obstetrician for their guidance and expert advice.

Dr. Heather Carlson with the Mankato clinic as cared for surrogates and delivered many surro-babies in her 15 years servicing her community. Nazca Fontes, founder of ConceiveAbilities, interviewed Dr. Carlson on our new show All Things Conceivable: A Surrogacy Podcast to talk about her expert experience caring for her surrogate patients and busting surrogacy myths.

Learn more about becoming a surrogate with ConceiveAbilities Surrogacy and Egg Donor Agency! 

Real Life Surrogate Sisters: How Two Sisters Followed Their Dreams To Help Others Become Parents Through Surrogacy

Real Life Surrogate Sisters: How Two Sisters Followed Their Dreams To Help Others Become Parents Through Surrogacy

February 26, 2021

Why Two Sisters Both Became a Surrogate Mother

In the surrogacy world, women who become surrogates share a special and unique bond as #SurroSisters. Maggie and Jessica are not only surrosisters, they are sisters in real life. After Jessica completed two successful surrogacy journeys for New York families, her sister Maggie was inspired to follow in her footsteps and become a surrogate. Jessica, a Pennsylvania resident, recently gave birth to her second 'surrobaby' on the east coast and Maggie is currently matched with her intended parents from Illinois and embarking on her first surrogacy journey in Colorado.

Nazca Fontes, founder of ConceiveAbilities, interviewed Jessica and Maggie to explore why they became surrogates, how they talked with their husbands and why matching with the right intended family is so important.

Inspired by Maggie and Jessica's story? Learn more about becoming a surrogate with ConceiveAbilities Surrogacy Agency and apply to help others build their family!

 

New York Legalizes Surrogacy: Fertility Expert Dr. James Grifo Weighs In!

New York Legalizes Surrogacy: Fertility Expert Dr. James Grifo Weighs In!

February 12, 2021

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There’s much to celebrate in New York! After years of fighting to end the ban of compensated surrogacy and legal reform for the surrogacy process, the new law, effective February 15, 2021, makes dreams of a family a reality for New Yorkers! Not only is this great news for intended parents in New York, it’s also monumental for women who want to be gestational carriers to help these families. They can now become surrogates with some of the strongest protections available in the United States.

Pioneering New York fertility expert Dr. James Grifo, director of NYU Langone Fertility Center shares his perspective on what the law means for New York parents and surrogates, why the law needed to change, and why he loves practicing in NYC.

Learn more about building a family through surrogacy and becoming a gestational carrier in New York at ConceiveAbilities !

A Single Dad’s Surrogacy Journey with Joseph Tito of The Dad Diaries

A Single Dad’s Surrogacy Journey with Joseph Tito of The Dad Diaries

January 29, 2021

Joseph Tito of The Dad Diaries shares his surrogacy journey as a single gay man

Joseph Tito, film producer, influencer and creator of award winning blog The Dad Diaries shares his surrogacy journey to become a single gay dad of twin girls.

At 37, Joseph Tito was a jet-setting successful film and TV director and producer living his dream. One early morning, he awoke in his Dubai hotel and realized he wanted more out of life. He wanted a family. Listen as Joseph shares his amazing surrogacy journey as a gay single dad and, now, his parenting adventures raising twin daughters. 

 

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Surrogacy in the Time of Covid with Dr. Marie Werner

Surrogacy in the Time of Covid with Dr. Marie Werner

December 11, 2020

Fertility Expert Dr. Marie Werner of RMA New Jersey Fertility Clinic

Fertility Specialist Dr. Marie Werner from RMA New Jersey, one of the few IVF clinics anywhere in the country that never closed this year, breaks down a truly complete and thoughtful view of what you need to know about surrogacy in the time of COVID-19, and in the years to come.  

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How One Woman’s Infertility Struggle Became A Movement: The Story Behind Infertility Blog Pregnantish with Andrea Syrtash

How One Woman’s Infertility Struggle Became A Movement: The Story Behind Infertility Blog Pregnantish with Andrea Syrtash

December 9, 2020

Andrea Syrtash, Founder of Pregnantish Fertility Blog

Andrea Syrtash, nationally recognized relationship expert, author and founder of infertility blog Pregnantish takes us on her emotional 10-year journey to become a parent, how infertility affected her marriage, and how the decision to use a surrogate changed her life.

Learn more about surrogacy at ConceiveAbilities