Science offers many options to today's couples who are having difficulty having children. Surrogacy is growing in popularity as one of those options, and potential surrogate moms should research the average fees on the market before setting their prices.
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Surrogate moms provide an invaluable service to women who, for whatever reason, are unable to carry their own children. According to SurrogateMothers.com, surrogate mothers are expected to maintain good prenatal care and eat a healthy diet and abstain from drugs and alcohol during the pregnancy. Also, the surrogate mother should keep up on her doctor's visits and follow his orders to the letter, always keeping the parents up-to-date on her progress, especially as the due date nears.
A 24/7 job
Being a surrogate mother can be equated to having a full-time job for about nine months, according to BecomeASurrogateMom.com, so women who do so are paid accordingly.
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Changes in Pay
According to BecomeASurrogateMom.com, the payment may vary depending on how many times a woman has served as a surrogate mom, and whether she is carrying multiple babies.
To find out how to become a surrogate, first apply to an agency that will help match you up with a couple who want children. SurrogateMothers.com states general qualifications before you can apply: You must be 18 to 35 years old, from the U.S. and must have previously had a child. The ideal candidates for surrogacy are emotionally and physically healthy. Laws regarding surrogacy vary from state to state.
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