An Extended Hospital Stay as a Surrogate + How You Can Support Someone in the Hospital

If you would’ve told me at the beginning of 2020 when my husband and I signed up for our second round of surrogacy that I would finish out the last month of pregnancy in Connecticut with my son at my parents in Oklahoma while my husband stayed in Texas, I would’ve been very confused!

Let me start from the beginning. My husband and I had our son, Mark, in August 2016. He was born at 40 weeks 1 day and was 7 pounds 15 ounces. In 2018 we decided that, while we did not want to expand our family, we did want to help another family start a family by being a surrogate. We had our first surrogacy baby in September 2019. He was born at 37 weeks 5 days and was 8 pounds 11 ounces.

5 Misconceptions About Surrogacy

Benjamin with his parents and I in the operating room after having an emergency c-section on September 10, 2019.

Surrogacy is a much more common now that celebrities like Kim Kardashian/Kanye West, Dwayne Wade/Gabrielle Union, Nicole Kidman and many others have used a surrogate as a way to expand their family. In the day and age of social media and instant access to information, surrogacy is making it rounds.

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