Monthly Archives: November 2016

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Woman Gives Birth to Grandson

Being a Surrogate does not always mean that you are carrying a baby for a stranger; instead you could be a Surrogate for your own child. This was the case with Megan Barker, who on October 22nd gave birth to her own grandson. Barker, who is 48 years old, gave birth to a healthy baby boy for her daughter, Maddie Coleman, and her son-in-law.

Barker said, in the article on Fox News, that she has known since Coleman was 14 years old that she would carry her daughter’s child if Coleman wanted her to. After all, when Coleman was 14 she was diagnosed with a disorder that would keep her from carrying her own child.

Of the healthy baby boy, both Barker and Coleman said:

“I’m just so fortunate I was able to provide the opportunity,” Barker, 48, says. “It’s the greatest gift.” Coleman feels exactly the same way: “I am forever grateful for this gift.”

This is another amazing story of how third party reproduction is helping families around the world. Congratulations to both of these women.


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Why is a twin pregnancy SO different from a singleton pregnancy?

Why is a Twin Pregnancy so Different from a Singleton Pregnancy?

Whether you are a Surrogate or carrying your own babies, a twin pregnancy changes everything you may have ever known about being pregnant. In fact, we have found a great article on the Scary Mommy blog that lists the top 10 reasons why a twin pregnancy is so different from a singleton pregnancy.

Here are the top 10 reasons:
1. Welcome to a high risk pregnancy.
2. Hello puke bucket!
3. Ultrasounds! Ultrasounds galore!
4. Maternity clothes are not made for multiples.
5. You will learn a new language.
6. Exhaustion.
7. Physics will play a larger role in your life than you ever thought possible.
8. Inappropriate questions, comments, and reactions from complete strangers.
9. Invest in an under belly support band.
10. So…incredibly…uncomfortable.

There are definitely more than 10 reasons, but these are some of the best! Can you think of any advice for anyone pregnant with multiples?


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Exploring the Possibility of Surrogacy

Exploring the Possibility of Surrogacy

As celebrities, like Kim Kardashian, explore the possibility of having a child through Surrogacy; it is important that they educate themselves on the entire process. Because, whether you are a celebrity or not, using Surrogacy to have a child is an in depth process that you should understand completely before diving in.

For example, you need to explore the pros and cons of using a Surrogacy agency rather than doing an independent Surrogacy; and to do that, you need to be educated. There are many places that you can turn to for this education. Whether it be an agency, the internet, or organizations like Resolve or ASRM.

If you use an agency, their staff should welcome every question that you may have and be able to explain the entire process to you.

Please do not hesitate to contact the staff at Conceptual Options if you have any questions regarding Surrogacy, Egg Donation, or Sperm Donation.