4 Benefits of Gestational Surrogacy for Surrogates
If you’ve found this article, you’re likely doing your research into how you can become a gestational surrogate yourself. Perhaps with the winds of change that have been blowing in the early parts of this year, you have decided to look into how to help those who long to grow their families, but are unable to do so themselves. Perhaps, too, you’re in the middle of your gestational surrogacy journey, and are in need of some reminding as to why what you’re doing is so special.
The assets for intended parents to turn to gestational surrogacy are clear. Their family is expanding, and their lives are becoming more and more full. But what are the benefits of gestational surrogacy for surrogates? The warriors who go through the ups and downs of pregnancy on behalf of others?
Not to worry! Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada will be going over a few of the advantages that gestational surrogates can look forward to in their journey.
- Helping a Family Grow
When you become a gestational surrogate, one of the first things that likely comes to mind as a benefit is helping your match grow their family. While it’s a bit obvious at first, when you really sit down and think on it, it’ll hit you. When you become a surrogate, you do so on behalf of those who are unable to carry children on their own. You’re helping a family grow. That’s no small kindness!
- Creating a Lifelong Bond with the Intended Parents
This unique experience can’t be completed without your match. Once your surrogacy agency has placed you with intended parents, you’ll have the one-of-a-kind front seat watching your match come closer and closer to holding their child in their arms. You are changing intended parents’ lives for the better, and they are changing yours!
Some matches’ relationships last only through the gestational surrogacy journey. Others can last a lifetime. In fact, it isn’t unheard of for some intended parents to turn to their gestational surrogate multiple times to grow their family. Whichever camp you and your match may fall under, know that you aren’t in the wrong either way. The relationship between you is unique to you.
- The Experience of Being Pregnant
It may (or may not) surprise you to hear that many gestational surrogates turn to the gestational surrogacy journey because they thoroughly enjoy the feeling of being pregnant. Despite the aches and pains, morning sickness and restricted diet, there are plenty of women who just love the feeling of growing a child. By many accounts, it’s one of the best feelings in the world. For many women, they love the magic that is pregnancy, but do not want (or aren’t ready) to grow their families any larger than they already are. If you find yourself in that camp, then gestational surrogacy may just be the right path for you!
- Health Benefits
This goes for anyone who has had children before, really. There are some pretty surprising benefits that come with being pregnant and having carried a pregnancy successfully before. When you’re carrying a child, whether you’re a gestational surrogate or not, you are pretty likely to start (or continue) healthy habits; choosing healthier meal options, getting in daily exercise, and having a daily intake of essential vitamins.
More surprising advantages to gestational carrying include, but are not limited to, a lessened risk of getting:
- Ovarian cancer
- Breast cancer
Performing such a sizable act of kindness, too, can do wonders for your mental health! It’s no secret that doing good for others does you good as well. In fact, did you know that acts of kindness can reduce stress and even reduce pain? Who knew?
There are bound to be days during your journey when you doubt whether it’s the right thing for you. When these moments arise, remember this: To the intended parents, you are a hero. You are the missing link to creating the family they’ve always dreamt of.
Were there any benefits of gestational surrogacy that you were surprised to see on this list? Any that you wish you had seen? Let us know in the comments section!
If you’re ready to get started on your own gestational surrogacy journey, or have inquiries while you’re in the middle of your journey, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We are always happy to help you in any way we can!
We’re available to you by email, via phone call, social media, and through the instant messaging system found on our website. Whatever your comfort level, we are happy to accommodate.
Be safe and be well, friends!
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. You can also call us to speak to someone now: Contact Us 24/7: 855-940-4673 (Toll-Free) | 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas) | 775-825-4673 (Reno) | 775-738-4673 (Elko) | 775-884-4673 (Carson City).
Meet the Author: Mallorey English is an aspiring proofreader and editor. She’s completed a couple of online courses through Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and has used her education to help edit her mother’s inspirational book, Monday Motivation: 52 Weeks of Inspiration to Keep Moving in 2018 and running blog Life Up and Running. She hopes to one day become a full time freelance editor.
When she isn’t working, Mallorey can be found on a yoga mat, crafting a new project, or watching her favorite movies. She currently resides in northern Nevada with her husband and hopes to add on to their family in the near future.