23 episodes

Join experienced gestational surrogate, surrogacy industry veteran and award-winning former surrogacy agency owner Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of SurrogacyMentor.com, as she aims to normalize surrogacy. Joined by her co-host, 3 time gestational surrogate Marielle Schuberth, they aim to spread awareness by educating and sharing personal stories about gestational surrogacy from experienced surrogates, medical and legal professionals, parents via surrogacy and others whose lives have been changed by surrogacy. Let's #normalizesurrogacy !

Surrogacy Mentor #NormalizeSurrogacy Podcast Carey Flamer-Powell

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

Join experienced gestational surrogate, surrogacy industry veteran and award-winning former surrogacy agency owner Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of SurrogacyMentor.com, as she aims to normalize surrogacy. Joined by her co-host, 3 time gestational surrogate Marielle Schuberth, they aim to spread awareness by educating and sharing personal stories about gestational surrogacy from experienced surrogates, medical and legal professionals, parents via surrogacy and others whose lives have been changed by surrogacy. Let's #normalizesurrogacy !

    Episode 23: Surrogacy After Roe v. Wade, an Interview with Attorney Joni Franklin

    Episode 23: Surrogacy After Roe v. Wade, an Interview with Attorney Joni Franklin

    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest Joni Franklin, attorney and owner of Franklin Law, as they discuss: 
    How has the overturning of Roe v. Wade changed surrogacy?What are the reasons a surrogacy pregnancy might need to be terminated?What is the role of attorneys and agencies in preparing surrogates and parents for the new healthcare restrictions?Why does the recent vote in Kansas matter?How the experienced surrogates at Surrogacy Mentor navigate these questions and more. Let's normalize surrogacy through education and open discussion!

    • 37 min
    Episode 22: Insurance for Surrogacy, an Interview with ART Risk Solutions

    Episode 22: Insurance for Surrogacy, an Interview with ART Risk Solutions

    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guests, Virginia Hart and Sarah Paige of ART Risk Solutions, as they discuss: 
    What types of insurance are needed for a surrogacy journey?How do you know if your insurance is "surrogacy friendly"What happens when insurance isn't properly evaluatedHow the experienced surrogates at Surrogacy Mentor navigate these questions and more. Let's normalize surrogacy through education and open discussion!

    • 41 min
    Episode 21: The Not So Pretty Side of Surrogacy (Part 2)

    Episode 21: The Not So Pretty Side of Surrogacy (Part 2)

    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, experienced surrogate Arianna Shelter of International Surrogacy Center, as they discuss Arianna's long and medically complicated surrogacy journey. 

    Just like any pregnancy, surrogacy pregnancies can become medically complicated. We believe it is important to share all sides to a surrogacy journey, including the tough experiences. Arianna discusses her experience with multiple embryo transfers, an early pregnancy loss, as well as her struggle with hyperemesis gravidarum and pre-term labor. We discuss important aspects of her experience, including how it affected her family and her intended parents.
    Let's normalize surrogacy through education and open discussion!

    • 34 min
    Episode 20: The Not So Pretty Side of Surrogacy (Part 1)

    Episode 20: The Not So Pretty Side of Surrogacy (Part 1)

    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with cohost Marielle Schuberth, Intake Coordinator for Surrogacy Mentor, as they discuss some of the not so fun parts of a surrogacy journey, including:
    IVF Medications & InjectionsRestrictions on Travel During a SurrogacyOB and Hospital Protocols That Exclude the IPsMedication Calendars and Lots of AppointmentsHow the experienced surrogacy experts at Surrogacy Mentor navigate these issues and more!This is Part 1 of a multiple part series on this topic, so be sure to tune in for future episodes! Let's normalize surrogacy through education and open discussion!

    • 50 min
    Episode 19: Interview with a Surrogate, Sammantha Guillen

    Episode 19: Interview with a Surrogate, Sammantha Guillen

    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, experienced gestational surrogate Sammantha Guillen of Extraordinary Conceptions, as they discuss: 
    What first interested Sammantha in gestational surrogacy?How did her husband and family feel about her becoming a surrogate?What was it like being pregnant with someone else's baby?What was the birth experience like?What was / is her relationship like with the parents and the baby?How the experienced surrogates at Surrogacy Mentor navigate these questions and more Let's normalize surrogacy through education and open discussion!

    • 24 min
    Episode 18: Media Perception of Surrogacy with Kathy Fountain

    Episode 18: Media Perception of Surrogacy with Kathy Fountain

    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, Kathy Fountain of Fountain Fertility, as they discuss: 
    Kathy's years of experience as a TV host, reporter and media professional, who now works in fertilityHow surrogacy is viewed and portrayed by the mediaMisconceptions about surrogacy that are perpetuated by the mediaHow should surrogates and professionals handle media requests?How the experienced surrogates at Surrogacy Mentor navigate these questions and more. Let's normalize surrogacy through education and open discussion!

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Juaire2009 ,

Great Information

As a new surrogate applicant the information that is provided within this podcast is so valuable! The details describing the entire process and the things to think about as a surrogate have been so helpful! I look forward to learning more and hopefully continuing my surrogacy journey!

Alexellis95 ,

1x GC

So I started listening to this podcast from the beginning and as soon as I hit episode 3 with Brooke I might have to reevaluate 😅 I was a GC for her at her agency, Roots, in 2019 and have nothing nice to say about her. Other than that, first 2 episodes are great!

Dyl1233 ,

Great host and super informative

Glad to have found this great pod. Love the clarity, length, and content. Keep it up!

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