If you are considering about becoming a surrogate mother and helping someone in need, there are many things you will need to know.
It is very important that a woman prepare herself physically as well as mentally for the process and ultimately, the pregnancy. Becoming pregnant will change your body, your emotions and possible even your relationships, even though this change will only be temporary. You will experience the same emotions, food cravings and weight gain that all women go through when they are pregnant.
Another thing many women are not prepared for when they decide to become a surrogate is experiencing the movements, kicks and turns of the baby growing inside their womb and the effect they may have on them. This may make it harder when the time comes for delivery. Once the baby is born the child you have carried for 9 months will belong to and go home with their parents. A girl who decides to become a surrogate mother must remember the reason behind her decision. In the end, the baby she has carried around inside her womb will be given to the new parents.
Morning sickness and fatigue are common symptoms many women experience, including surrogate mothers. Just because the baby is not your biological child does not mean your pregnancy will be any different. Every pregnancy is unpredictable and different.
A surrogate mother will experience labor and delivery just as if the baby being born belongs to her. The pains will still be there, including the recovery time, especially if the child is to be delivered by C-section. While all deliveries are different, the birthing process is the same no matter how you look at it. Once the baby is born, the pains of labor will be gone. Your body will need time to bounce back to your pre-pregnancy state. Remember, the weight gain should be lost a slow, healthy rate. Take care of your body while you are pregnant and your weight will be that much easier to lose.
It takes a very strong & compassionate person to commit to becoming a surrogate mother. Many couples are eagerly waiting for an angel like you with your strength and sacrifice so they, too, may have the baby they have always dreamed of.