This is the third post in a surrogacy series, you can catch up on the first two posts here and here!  Years of heartache, hope and persistence got the intended parents to this point. For me, it was months of...
We talked with Dr. Amy Brien, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, about an innovative Mayo Clinic-developed program called the Mayo Clinic OB Nest. The Mayo Clinic OB Nest is a new prenatal care model...
As I’m nearing the 30-week mark in my second pregnancy, I can’t help but take a step back and notice the subtle and not so subtle differences between this one and my first. They say all pregnancies are different,...
“So are you just doing this out of the goodness of your heart or...?” The ultrasound technician glanced at me expectedly. I paused, knowing what she meant but unsure how I wanted to respond. This was my third ultrasound in...
It’s been a few months since my last update! When I last checked in, I was nearing the end of the first trimester and looking forward to being done with the IVF medications. There is still a spot on...
It has been about three months since my last update at the end of February. If we’re measuring in pregnancy time, that’s one trimester, but if we’re measuring in pandemic time, it’s approximately an eternity. Before the schools closed, before working...

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