Exploring the rewards of surrogacy Whether you’re familiar with the concept of surrogacy or not, here are a plethora of benefits and rewards of surrogacy you may or may not have considered before. Greater personal fulfillment Choosing to become a surrogate is a very selfless act that primarily serves the baby and the couple or individual whom you are helping. But surrogacy has personal benefits for you as well! Going through this great act of service for another family is a truly character-building, life-enriching experience. Successfully completing a pregnancy alone has been known to instill a greater sense of accomplishment and confidence in surrogate mothers. Add to that the gratification of knowing you are making such a profound contribution to the world. You may find a heightened sense of fulfillment, confidence and satisfaction with your life choices. More life connections as one of the rewards of surrogacy Women who choose to become surrogate mothers make friends for life. They often view the baby they helped bring into the world along with the intended parents as a sort of second family. You form a bond with these families you help along the way. Bringing a baby into the world is such an emotional, gratifying and transcendent experience that you can’t help but connect with the people you are doing this with. You start by choosing the intended parents you wish to help. Then you visit and connect with them throughout the pregnancy, during labor and birth. Many people often maintain a connection throughout the baby’s growth. Improved health habits Prenatal and postnatal health for surrogate mothers is paramount, as it is for any pregnant woman. With the help of the surrogacy agency and doctors and nurses you work with as a surrogate mother, you’ll have all the tools you could possibly need or want to lead a healthy lifestyle. This includes coaching and financial support for nutrition, exercise, sleep, and other medical concerns. Healthy habits you establish in pregnancy can last beyond childbirth, extending to other areas of your life and enabling you to become a healthier, fitter person in general. Alleviated Menstrual Woes For some women, the process of pregnancy itself has a way of “resetting” or even “correcting” some physical imbalances in a woman’s body. This may not be true for everyone. But a majority of women who have carried a successful pregnancy find that, afterward, their menstrual cramps become less intense. Some women even find that hormone levels balance out, causing a reduction in acne or other physical symptoms. Hormonal levels throughout the body and brain can readjust as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. Heightened senses are more rewards of surrogacy One side effect of all of the changing hormone levels during pregnancy is a change in your senses. In particular, many women report an increased sense of smell or taste during pregnancy. This is likely due to higher levels of estrogen in a pregnant woman’s body. For some women, sharpened senses are the culprit behind food aversions or morning sickness, but when those troublesome symptoms pass, your favorite foods might be even more delicious than usual! Reduced cancer risks It seems that in some ways, the female body is meant to go through the process of pregnancy and childbirth. Several studies have shown that women who have undergone one or more pregnancies have a reduced risk of ovarian and breast cancer. The bottom line is that the more pregnancies you have and at a younger age, the more significant this statistic becomes. As a surrogate mother, a nice side benefit may be that you significantly lower your risk of certain cancers through several surrogate pregnancies. Financial compensation is one of the great benefits of surrogacy No list of benefits for surrogate mothers would be complete without touching on the financial compensation. Due to the highly sensitive and risky nature of pregnancy in general, surrogacy agencies provide competitive compensation to these women. CSP takes great pride in offering exceptional benefits. You might experience some of the best health care coverage of your life while undergoing surrogate pregnancy. Join us to experience the benefits of surrogacy At CSP, we have assisted in over 2,600 surrogate births. We have seen the many rewarding experiences. Our surrogate mothers report how much they love being part of these experiences. We are focused on the needs of the individual. As a result, our team will maintain strong relationships with you when you choose to become a surrogate. Contact us to learn more.