Guest Blog! The heart of a gestational surrogate


By Andrea Muehlhaus

Hi There! My name is Andrea and I am a gestational surrogate currently 21 weeks pregnant with my first surro-babe.

People ask me all the time, "How do you do it?"

I simply reply, "Why not do this?"

I have a lovely uterus. I have a proven track record of healthy pregnancies and births. I love being pregnant. I love helping people and making a difference in their lives. I have family and friends who support me 110%. So,WHY NOT do this? And better yet, WHY NOT help a couple who otherwise aren't able to have biological children on their own?

The answer is so simple. I am a proud gestational surrogate because I CAN.

Some things that I look forward to as my surrogate pregnancy winds down:

I look forward to the day that the Intended Parents meet their precious baby that I have carried and nurtured for nine short months.

I look forward to seeing the expression on their faces when they see and hold their baby for the first time.

I look forward to witnessing a family created; a family that I helped to create.

I look forward to all the tears of joy and happiness that will fill the delivery room and I will be so proud of my accomplishment.

I look forward to the moment when the parents are finally able to take their baby home and start their lives together.

I look forward to staying in touch and being a part of their lives as "Auntie Annie"; watching the baby grow; attending birthday parties; and so much more!

I look forward to meeting the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

I look forward to doing this all over again.



3 comments (Add your own)

1. Jorgo wrote:
I can think of non-altruistic reasons why a sugrorate would continue to carry the pregnancy to term. For example, any sugrorate who believed in the general pro-life ideology may feel herself to be morally compelled to carry the fetus to term. Since I doubt that payment of the surrogacy fee is ever dispositive (or even relevant?) in determining parental rights, cynical birth parents who had carefully chosen their sugrorate may be incentivized to breach in some circumstances.

Fri, January 18, 2013 @ 12:10 AM

2. Susan Bloom wrote:
What a great story Andrea. Thank you for sharing!

Thu, April 9, 2015 @ 11:27 AM

3. Andrea Muehlhaus wrote:
You no longer have my permission to use this content. Please remove it immediately.

Fri, August 11, 2017 @ 1:25 AM

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