Being a surrogate mom can be both exciting and terrifying. Nothing matches the wonder of knowing that you are bringing a new life into the world, for the purpose of surrogacy. Having a good grasp of knowledge about being a surrogate can help relieve many of these fears. So here are some valuable insights for any surrogate mother.
If you’re a surrogate mom or choose to be one, staying away from stress would be the most ideal thing to do. Keeping a positive disposition helps, as well as focusing on how to feel better every day until the baby comes. Another simple, but often overlooked stress buster, is to always stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of fluids will make you feel consistently refreshed, thus minimizing stress.
Keeping a healthy body during pregnancy may seem like a chore, especially with the unending appetite for almost all kinds of food. This is why exercising is needed the most. Not only will it ensure your body’s fitness, but also prepare you for when the baby comes.
Try to avoid some of the chemicals that would be harmful to your body, such as paint and toxic supplies around the house. These will end up getting into your bloodstream and could affect your overall health as a gestational carrier. Be extra cautious with common household items that may carry toxic chemicals such as detergents and other household cleaners.
Be sure to find a good prenatal vitamin. In many cases, your physician will prescribe the best one for you, but you can also find them over the counter. Be sure that it has at least 0.4 mg of Folic acid in it. You may also want to look for an additional source of iron to take as a gestational carrier.
Last but not the least, as a surrogate mom; be sure to follow the advice of the mother to be. The intended parent will know what’s best, but when in doubt, you can always check with your ob-gyn.
The tips discussed above will certainly make your surrogacy journey more memorable and before you know it you are on your way to delivering the best gift ever, the gift of life.