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Sharon LaMothe
Seattle, WA
Assisted Reproductive Business Consultant, Surrogacy Guide & Third Party Family Building Educator & Advisor. Speaker & Insightful Listener
Interests: music, travel, life coaching, movies, reading, computers, family, business consulting, heath, Surrogacy Issues,
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The next myth is that purposefully trying for a multiple gestation pregnancy is an overall cost savings.While there may be some level of financial savings that cannot be disputed, we want to outline that this does come with a cost. Multiple gestation pregnancies are almost always high risk by nature. The risk of complications like preterm delivery, gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia go up considerably for a multiple gestation pregnancy. You also run a substantially higher risk of having your newborns need to spend time in the NICU when they are born as a result of a multi-gestation pregnancy. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Surrogacy 101
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Being an egg donor means a lot of short-term notice. Once you’re ready to enter our database, you could be selected at any time. For some donors, selection can happen right away. For others, there could be weeks or months spent waiting. Once selected, however, you’ll need to have flexible availability that lines up with the intended parent's timeline. Having fewer blackout dates makes you a better candidate. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at Surrogacy 101
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The transfer is over, and now all that is left for you to do is wait. For two long weeks. We can almost guarantee that these two weeks of your life will feel endless. Rest assured, however, that these two weeks are just as long as any other two weeks, and before you know it, it’ll be time for your Beta test to determine if you’re pregnant. Here are a few things that you can do to help pass the time while you wait. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Surrogacy 101
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You’re organized Being a gestational surrogate means that you’re going to have to endure at least one cycle of IVF. That means a lot of medications taken every day, some at very specific times. Additionally, you’ll also have to make and keep several doctor appointments. Simply put, being a surrogate can feel like a full-time job. Being organized makes this feel less overwhelming and much more manageable. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at Surrogacy 101
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On top of relocating to a new office location in Georgia – where this all began− FI is excited to share with you that we will now have a strong west coast presence, as well. With the opening of a new home base in 2018, near Seattle, Washington, Family Inceptions is making strides forward in providing excellent customer service on both coasts. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Surrogacy 101
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The idea of introducing your kids to surrogacy can seem like an overwhelming thought. It seems only logical that telling your children that there will be a new baby, one that won’t be coming home to them, would be emotionally challenging for children. This fear can be crippling to surrogates since the love and protection of their own children is often a motivating factor for choosing surrogacy in the first place. The good news is that, by and large, these fears are larger in your head than they will ever be in practice. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2019 at Surrogacy 101
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For now, as a mother and a potential carrier, it's important that everyone is on-board in your household regarding your surrogacy. You may have children who are too young to even understand what a pregnancy is...a 2 or 3 year old may just need to know the bare minimum....and except it as the norm. I know that my daughter at age 3 would go around telling anyone who would listen that her mommy was carrying a baby for Ms. K and it wasn't ours! This made an interesting conversation in the Sears check out line! Honestly, it's the older children most affected. Their pregnant mother will be exposed to their friends, neighbors, teachers, church family and cub/girl scout leaders! Pregnant and not with a baby that belongs to Dad! Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Surrogacy 101
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You need a surrogate and made the decision to go at your search for the perfect woman alone in order to save money. Research, of course, is a must but you will soon find that all this new information can be overwhelming. I am going to post a short list of 10 don't's when planning a surrogacy arrangement whether it be traditional or gestational. Do you have a "Don't" to add to this list? Please comment! Other's can learn from you! Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Surrogacy 101
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In the interest of National Infertility Awareness Week I thought I would take the time to share my story of personal struggle becoming pregnant with my second child. Secondary infertility is no joke and when you had no troubles becoming pregnant with your first (wanted but not planned) you go into that planning phase of adding onto your family thinking that it will be as easy as stopping your birth control pill. Not so, at least not for me! Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Surrogacy 101
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Did you hear that the governor of Washington State has signed a NEW bill into law regarding compensated surrogacy? Starting January 1st 2019 women in Washington, who desire to help someone by carrying a baby for them, can do just that and be compensated for their time and dedication. Being a surrogate isn't an easy job, as you might remember from your own pregnancies, but it is rewarding and guaranteed to be a life changing experience. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Surrogacy 101
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SB6037 has now been heard in the WA House and will be voted on next week with no real wrinkles that I am aware of. With the testimony of Jennifer Tammen (Former IP), Jon Tammen (17 year old son born via surrogacy in CA) and Melissa Flaherty (The wonderful CA Gestational Carrier for the Tammen's who has now testified twice this year in favor of our surrogacy bill), are among the many who have offered both the senate and the house their support of SB6037 and have encouraged the members to think of those suffering from infertility here in WA state and how much of an emotional and financial burden it is to be so far apart during the surrogacy process. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at Surrogacy 101
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I invite you all to read it yourself and comment here, PM me on Facebook or email me as I would love to hear your thoughts. NEW SECTION. Sec. 702. ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER GESTATIONAL OR GENETIC SURROGACY AGREEMENT. http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/.../Senate%20Bills/6037.pdf Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at Surrogacy 101
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To become a Gestational Carrier, where you are not using your own eggs or tubes and therefore a woman can become a surrogate even if her tubes have been tied. (You cannot become a traditional surrogate where you would be using your own eggs.) Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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Who made up these “rules”? The Reproductive Endocrinologist and the findings within the fertility community! And why, you ask? Because, for Intended Parents, surrogacy is their last best shot at having a family of their own and statics show that overweight people often don’t do as well via IVF as women within the normal range. Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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Again I remind my readers that the surrogacy process is costly with the Intended Parents investing thousands and thousands of dollars and having someone that has proven that she can carry and give birth to at least one healthy baby is an important part of the process. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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Everyone has to sign medical waivers and the surrogate will know the back ground of the IPs just as the IPs will know the medical background of their surrogate. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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Some women who want to become surrogates have partners or husbands who smoke. Even if they state they will only smoke outside the home, there is still that chance of 3rd hand smoke in the car and on clothing. The best bet is to have everyone in the home to be non-smokers. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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Can the Intended Parents force anyone to terminate a fetus? No, but they can state breach of contract and depending on how things are handled, a huge conflict between all parties will ruin the surrogacy relationship. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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Most surrogacy arrangements have an amount of $750-$1000.00 earmarked for maternity clothing. In the case of twins, a surrogate may use that money around the 10th week of pregnancy and for a singleton she may use it at around 12-14 weeks. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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What are you looking for? DUI’s, Drug conviction, child abuse, criminal charges and so forth. Anything that will give you pause about working together. It’s better to find things out before the contracts are signed then after. Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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Surrogacy 101 Blog in Feedspot Top 50 Surrogacy Blogs Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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The gestational surrogacy contract, as well as the contracts for traditional surrogacy, are lengthy and complicated. The wording is very important and there are several sections outlining who is responsible for what and what happens under certain circumstances. It covers issues like what constitutes a breach of contract, who will be named guardian if something happened to the Intended Parents, what happens to the baby if it’s born with a deformity, and who is holding escrow and when are payments made? Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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A first-time surrogate receives between $28-34 thousand. That may look like a lot but the average surrogacy journey lasts for at least 15-18 months. At the high end, that’s $1888 per month for those that hate math. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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SHARON: I think they are very far from reality of surrogacy as it stands today here in the United States. Even in India, this would not be called surrogacy. This is rape. This is enslavement. This is kidnapping. This is inhumane. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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If you are using your own sperm then you need a full Semen Analysis. Why? Because you don’t know how healthy your sperm is. A semen analysis measures three major factors of sperm health Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Surrogacy 101