How to be a Gestational Surrogate
Taking on the role of gestational surrogate is rewarding and fulfilling, but can also be a little scary. If you are concerned about what you can do right now to be the best surrogate mother, read this article.
As a surrogate mother, stay away from chemicals that could endanger you and the baby you are carrying. Many of these cleaning products can be found in your home, your work, and pretty much anywhere else you go. To be safe, use only cleaning compounds that are made from 100-percent natural substances.
Prioritize your dental health before you become a gestational surrogate, as you will be able to get your dental procedures done with less pain and apprehension beforehand. While we are on the subject, realize that you can’t get any x-rays done during your surrogate experience, so it’s best to get them done before you get pregnant.
A regular exercise routine is essential for surrogate mothers. This helps regulate your weight and control your blood circulation. Try to avoid exercising in the evening, as it will give you difficulty falling asleep. It is important to continue exercising even after giving birth. Doing so will help you get back in shape faster. Continue paying attention to how you feel and take it slow, but keep active as much as you can.
As a gestational surrogate, don’t take any over-the-counter (OTC) medication without consulting your physician. Note that various OTC medications can be harmful to the baby you are carrying once they pass through the womb. Check with your doctor and avoid self-medication.
Establish an open and honest relationship with the medical professionals who will be seeing you through this surrogacy journey. If you are not confident or comfortable with any one of them, let the intended parents know and find one with whom you are completely at ease. There is absolutely nothing your doctor has not heard before, so make sure you ask all the hard questions, no matter how unusual they are.
With these tips, you are sure to experience a smoother, less-stressful surrogacy journey.