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Small Things You Should Avoid When Pregnant

From the moment you see a positive sign on a pregnancy test, you know your life is changing— and with this new territory comes more than just a baby bump and potential morning sickness. In order to care for your growing baby best, there are several small things you should now avoid, from painting the nursery to hopping on a roller coaster. Do you know what these activities are? Below, consider 10 specific activities and tasks that are best skipped while you’re carrying a little one:

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How to be supportive when someone you know or love has been diagnosed with Infertility – – (And what not to say) Part 2 of a 3 Part Series

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), The Surrogacy SOURCE would like to share the 2nd part of this beautifully written piece outlining a very sensitive issue… a friend or loved one who has recently been diagnosed with infertility.

This is part two of a three part series.
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Infertility and the Media: Friends or Foes?

Recently a very close friend left me a lengthy voice mail after she returned from her honeymoon. In a whirlwind year she had finally met the world’s most amazing man and married him in a surprise ceremony after a storybook nine month courtship. She breathlessly recounted the events of the honeymoon and then got right down to business. “We want to have a baby,” she said. “I’m not sure if I should be worried, but we haven’t used any birth control in the past few months and so far, nothing. What do you think?” I should also mention that like me, my friend is in her mid-forties. She’s an educated, technology-savvy professional. I immediately realized that our next conversation would be a difficult one, and I also realized that I felt pretty guilty about it. How had I, who for over 10 years has been immersed in the world of third-party reproduction allowed one of my very best friends to escape her mid-thirties and into her forties without understanding the rules of diminished ovarian reserve and advanced maternal age? The answer is an uncomfortable one for me. I had assumed that she knew, just as I assumed most women my age know that a woman over 40 has a 1 in 3 chance of conceiving normally and a 35% chance of miscarriage and that these rates increase dramatically with each passing year. When I spoke with my friend later that week she said, “I feel so stupid- I figured it would just take a few injections and everything would be fine.” Heartbreaking.
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I am an Attorney, Can I Represent Myself Instead of Hiring an Outside Attorney?

After selecting a surrogacy or egg donor agency, the knee jerk reaction might be “Sure why not” However, that isn’t correct. The answer should be – You always need a lawyer who specializes in third party reproduction to create a legal agreement between you and your egg donor or gestational surrogate.

It makes common sense – no two lawyers are created alike. Granted all lawyers go to law school to earn a Juris Doctorate. However, each lawyer chooses a specialty to practice. Some lawyers choose family law, while others choose things like patent law, business law, real estate law, international law, criminal lawyers, tax lawyers, insurance lawyers, divorce lawyer, etc..
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Do You Really NEED a Case Manager

You have just been informed that in order to achieve your dream of becoming a parent you will need donor eggs. Your head is spinning, your stomach is knotted and you are wondering where to go from here. Before you do anything, take time to process everything, however long it is necessary. When you are ready to begin, a Donor SOURCE case manager will be ready to help you.
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