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Listen as Nazca Fontes, surrogacy expert and founder of ConceiveAbilities Egg Donor and Surrogacy Agency talks all things surrogacy. From what drives women to become surrogate mothers to intended parents’ emotional journeys including infertility to industry experts weighing in on important topics you need to know about, listen as we explore modern family building through surrogacy.

All Things Conceivable: A Surrogacy Podcast with Nazca Fontes All Things Conceivable Surrogacy Podcast

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Listen as Nazca Fontes, surrogacy expert and founder of ConceiveAbilities Egg Donor and Surrogacy Agency talks all things surrogacy. From what drives women to become surrogate mothers to intended parents’ emotional journeys including infertility to industry experts weighing in on important topics you need to know about, listen as we explore modern family building through surrogacy.

    National Infertility Awareness Week with Fertility Expert Dr. Joshua Stewart

    National Infertility Awareness Week with Fertility Expert Dr. Joshua Stewart

    In honor of ConceiveAbilities 25th anniversary and National Infertility Awareness Week, New York Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Joshua Stewart talks infertility, the future of third party reproduction and shares his own surrogacy journey.

     

    Learn more about surrogacy at ConceiveAbilities

    • 41 min
    Why I Chose Surrogacy to Build My Family with Arsiak Vartenian

    Why I Chose Surrogacy to Build My Family with Arsiak Vartenian

    Entrepreneur and Intended Mother, Arsiak Vartenian shares her surrogacy journey with Nazca Fontes. From choosing surrogacy to finding the right surrogate partner to finding the right agency, Arsiak gives an intimate look into her and her husband's surrogacy journey.

    Learn more about surrogacy: https://www.conceiveabilities.com/

    Find out how you can become a surrogate and help people like Arsiak: https://www.conceiveabilities.com/surrogates/become-a-surrogate-mother/

    Join the Surrogacy Learning Center: https://surrogacylearningcenter.conceiveabilities.com/

    Hear more about Arsiak: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmMYWFl7InPTFTbRXNTqNIg

    • 53 min
    Understanding Surrogacy Rates With Dr. Brian Kaplan

    Understanding Surrogacy Rates With Dr. Brian Kaplan

    According to the CDC, surrogacy has the highest rate of success of any fertility treatment. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported IVF with a donor egg has a success rate of 52%, which is the highest of any fertility treatment. Higher still is the rate of success with a surrogate. IVF clinics in the US have a surrogacy success rate of about 75%, and that number can increase as high as 95% for a birth once the gestational carrier is pregnant.

     

    Dr. Brian Kaplan with Fertility Centers of Illinois has been passionately leading the way in infertility for nearly three decades in IVF, egg donation, gestational surrogacy and more. Dr. Kaplan joined our All Things Conceivable: A Podcast with Nazca Fontes to  explain what this statistic means for intended parents and surrogates embarking on a surrogacy journey.

     

    Build your family with ConceiveAbilities: https://www.conceiveabilities.com/app/parents/register

    Learn more about becoming a surrogate mother with ConceiveAbilities Surrogacy Agency: https://www.conceiveabilities.com/surrogates/become-a-surrogate-mother/

    Join the Surrogacy Learning Center: https://surrogacylearningcenter.conceiveabilities.com/

    Find out if you qualify to become a surrogate: https://www.conceiveabilities.com/app/surrogates/register

     

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    Inspired To Build Families: Infertility and Surrogacy with Dr. Ashley Tiegs

    Inspired To Build Families: Infertility and Surrogacy with Dr. Ashley Tiegs

    Since the inception of ConceiveAbilities 25 years ago, there have been incredible advances in third party reproduction, especially in surrogacy. More and more families are turning to surrogacy to build their families and with good reason. Not only are people more open about how surrogacy has allowed them to fulfill their dream of building a family, more women are becoming surrogates.

     

     

    Dr. Ashley Tiegs with the Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine and winner of the ASRM 2021 Investigator Achievement award shared her own fertility journey, what inspired her to become a Reproductive Endocrinologist and how surrogacy has helped her patients build their families on our podcast All Things Conceivable: A Surrogacy Podcast with Nazca Fontes.

     

    Read our Full Blog on Medium.com

    Learn how to become a surrogate with ConceiveAbilities Surrogacy Agency: https://conceiveabilities.com/surrogates/become-a-surrogate-mother/

    Join The Surrogacy Learning Center to connect with others: https://surrogacylearningcenter.conceiveabilities.com/

    Take this short survey to see if you qualify to Become a Surrogate: https://www.conceiveabilities.com/app/surrogates/register

    • 19 min
    Pregnant and Hungry: What to Eat (And Not To Eat) While You Are Pregnant

    Pregnant and Hungry: What to Eat (And Not To Eat) While You Are Pregnant

    If you have been or are planning on becoming pregnant, you know that how you eat is important for a happy and healthy pregnancy. Our All In Surrogate Care & Compensation Package includes partum care from the beginning all the way through your fourth trimester, including information on how you fuel your body. Nutrition is just as important for you, as it is for the baby you are carrying.


    Kendra Aronson, founder of the newly launched Pregnant and Hungry, a subscription-based website with pregnancy-safe recipes, created a one-stop resource for everything you need to know about what to eat, and what not to eat, during your surrogacy journey.  Listen to her perspective, with Nazca Fontes, CEO of ConceiveAbilities.

    Subscribe today and get your first month subscription free for ConceiveAbilities’ surrogacy community. Use the code SURROGATE at checkout for your free trial.

    Learn more about becoming a surrogate and our All-In Surrogate Compensation and Care Package that extends all the way through the fourth trimester. 

    Ready to begin your surrogacy journey? See if you qualify to become a surrogate.

    • 34 min
    COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy

    COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy

    COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy: What Surrogates and Women Who Want to Be Pregnant Need to Know Now with Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron



    Pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccination is a hot topic in our fertility world today. The US Food and Drug Administration has granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older. The CDC encourages all pregnant people or people who are thinking about becoming pregnant and those breastfeeding to get vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19. And the American Society for Reproductive Medicine says while all women should be strongly encouraged to receive COVID-19 vaccination when pregnant or attempting pregnancy, clinics should strongly consider requiring vaccination for gestational carriers and advise intended parents to include the requirement of vaccination of gestational carriers in their contracts.

    How do you take all of that information and apply it to pregnancy and surrogacy? As we navigate the pandemic and new variants, we've been hearing a lot about the questions and concerns from all parties regarding how that impacts surrogates and our intended parents. Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility with Fertility Centers of Illinois answered our questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and surrogacy on our podcast All Things Conceivable: A Surrogacy Podcast with Nazca Fontes.

     

    Learn more about how to become a surrogate with ConceiveAbilities here.

    Take this survey to see if you qualify to be a surrogate.

    • 30 min

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