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  1. My IF's were French. Surrogacy is not legal in France but the babies could be born elsewhere and brought into the country. They'll have duel citizenship. There was a French couple with a Portland surrogate, who did a documentary type story last year. The local news did a story too. My IF's used the story to educate their family members about what they were going through. Awesome that you will be included. It's great to put a good face to surrogacy. Too many of those bad LifeTime movies have been made!
  2. 9W5D update

    That's great news!!!! Yay babies!!!! I would seriously choose OHSU over St Vincent's. Did you see my comment in your OB post?
  3. OB

    I highly suggest you find an OB who delivers at a different hospital. I delivered the twins at St. Vincents and it was awful! All during my labor (which was fantastic) they told all of us that it would be fine to have both IPs, my husband and my doula in the OR for the delivery. When I was almost fully dialated, with no meds, the charge nurse decided that I could only have one person in the OR with me. I was in no condition to argue and she knew it. My poor IPs and my husband had to decide who would go in. They ended up deciding that one of the IPs would go in with me and the other was allowed to watch the delivery through a windwow. My husband was left in the labor room not knowing what the hell was happening to me. He is completely traumatized from it. To the point he isn't sure he can handle doing another surrogacy. He is the most amazing support person during the whole pregnancy but especially labor and delivery and having me torn away from him at the very end, and not knowing if I was okay, was horrible for him. He tried to follow me into the OR and the nurse physically shoved him out. And, the Drs and nurses were fighting in the OR about the decision. Actually yelling at eachother. It was super stressful and scary for me and I stopped dialating at 9.5 because of it. It turned what was supposed to be a very magical, beautiful moment into a very stressful, traumatizing event. It was so upsetting, I am actually shaking right now just thinking about it.
  4. Another ultrasound update

    Awesome!!!!! So happy for you.
  5. I also just delivered twins for an international couple through the Portland based Northwest Surrogacy Center. Oregon is a very surro-friendly state. I felt that NWSC did a great job of matching and representing me. Most of my screening was done prior to being matched so once I was pre-approved, it became a fairly quick process of being matched and fully approved. Throughtout the entire process, they were always available to answer questions and were always prompt with payments. If I carry again, I will definitely go back to them. And, I know that my IPs highly recommend them as well.
  6. I had to lose about 15 pounds to qualify for the RE we used. If being a surrogate is important to her, she will do what she has to do to meet the requirements.
  7. Congratulations!!!!! Sounds like everything went perfectly.
  8. Baby S.B's birthday!

    So awesome!!! Sounds like it went great. Congratulations to you and your IFs.
  9. babies!!!!

    Awesome!!!!! Congrats to all of you.
  10. The Neverending Beta Thread

    I think we all transferred two. It will be interesting to see what we all end up with.
  11. The Neverending Beta Thread

    Yay!!!!! Great numbers!!!
  12. The Neverending Beta Thread

    Yay!!!!!! Congrats!!!
  13. The Neverending Beta Thread

    204.8 at 9dp5dt 503.7 at 11dp5dt 1021 at 13dp5dt Ultrasound on 6/12.
  14. The Neverending Beta Thread

    Yes, I have a 3rd beta scheduled for Tuesday morning and an ultrasound on the 12th.
  15. The Neverending Beta Thread

    503.7! 11dp5dt