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Men Having Babies Ask The Expert

We provide here a range of articles addressing major medical, legal, financial and mental health aspects of the surrogacy process. The articles are written primarily by members of the MHB Advisory Board. The Advisory Board was established in 2016, and includes leading professionals from the surrogacy field. It is a unique forum for discussing legal, medical, financial, and social issues that are relevant to surrogacy and gay parenting among knowledgable and caring professionals, parents and surrogates. This advisory board meets bi-monthly at our conferences and it is an ongoing source of significant improvements to our programs.

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Tips for Successful Surrogate Match Meeting

One of the most common causes of anxiety for intended parents at the beginning of their family building journey via surrogacy centers around the issue of finding the right surrogate match. Although there are basic, universal criteria that all surrogates must pass in order to even be considered a suitable carrier, there are additional unique characteristics of all individuals that will make a certain match better or worse suited for you. When it's time for the all important first "match meeting" there are some tried and true tips that help intended parents determine if it's the right match, while at the same time setting the stage for an emotionally healthy, respectful journey ahead.

Categories: Psychological Process
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The COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy: What you and your Gestational Carrier should know

With the growing availability of COVID-19 vaccines, prospective surrogacy parents and the gestational carriers who help them should be informed of the associated health implications of vaccinating pregnant women. This article presents the prevailing recommendation that pregnant women should get vaccinated when eligible, based on existing scientific knowledge about the associated risks of vaccinating women in the various stages of pregnancy, and the risks of not vaccinating.

Categories: Medical
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Seven key questions to ask before selecting your fertility doctor

The question I get asked most by people looking to start their family-building journey is exactly that… Where do I start? The place to start is the interview process. Finding the right fertility doctor for your journey starts with asking really good questions. You can’t go on this journey alone, and you’ll need a team of people including a surrogate, lawyer, egg donor and a fertility doctor. Finding the right people to fill those roles is important.

Categories: Medical
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