2022 has been a great year for us. some of you may know that we have been looking to surrogacy as a way to develop our family for many years and our Surrogate is now 32 weeks pregnant! yay
It's been a long journey for us. We got married in 2015 and then it was, what next! You always get the usual questions "are you trying for children?" Our families and friends have been incredibly understanding and supportive.
We knew initially that Charlene wasn't able to carry due to a heart problem. We had a chat with the cardiologist and he strictly advised against pregnancy as it could put Charlene at risk and that of the baby. We started to look at Surrogacy and joined Surrogacy UK and immediately we knew that this was the place for us. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and we have made lifelong friends. They have been a great source of support and help for us.
We became good friends with a surrogate who then offered to help us. The treatment involves a lot, medication, sometimes injections. We had already taken steps to freeze embryos and then planned to transfer an embryo to our surrogate. We had the news in June that it had worked. We were shocked as we had so been expecting a negative result.
Next came the transfer from the fertility clinic to the maternity unit. That was scary, we were so comfortable with our fertility clinic and we had no knowledge of the maternity unit or what happened next. The hospital were very good and we had our 12 week and 20 week scan and all was going well.
Pregnancy through surrogacy can be a very anxious time too. It can be hard to watch your surrogate in pain, experiencing sickness and wanting so much to help and make things easier.
We were overjoyed to get to the 24 week mark - viability week! Every week seems that little bit safer!
And now only a few weeks to go until we meet our little one! We have chosen not to find out the gender of the baby so it will be a surprise at birth. Follow our story to find out more in a few weeks.
We want to use our experience and knowledge to help you with your surrogacy plans. We have that first hand knowledge. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for that personal touch.