Surrogacy Mentor #NormalizeSurrogacy Podcast

Surrogacy Mentor #NormalizeSurrogacy Podcast

Join experienced gestational surrogate, surrogacy industry veteran and award-winning former surrogacy agency owner Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of SurrogacyMentor.com, as she aims to normalize surrogacy. Joined by her co-host, 3 time gestational surrogate Marielle Schuberth, they aim to spread awareness by educating and sharing personal stories about gestational surrogacy from experienced surrogates, medical and legal professionals, parents via surrogacy and others whose lives have been changed by surrogacy. Let's #normalizesurrogacy !

Episodes

August 10, 2022 37 min

Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest Joni Franklin, attorney and owner of Franklin Law, as they discuss: 

  • How has the overturning of Roe v. Wade changed surrogacy?
  • What are the reasons a surrogacy pregnancy might need to be terminated?
  • What is the role of attorneys and agencies in preparing surrogates and parents for the new healthcare restrictions?
  • Why does the recent vote in Kansas ...
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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guests, Virginia Hart and Sarah Paige of ART Risk Solutions, as they discuss: 

  • What types of insurance are needed for a surrogacy journey?
  • How do you know if your insurance is "surrogacy friendly"
  • What happens when insurance isn't properly evaluated
  • How the experienced surrogates at Surrogacy Mentor navigate these questions and more. 
  • Let'...

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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, experienced surrogate Arianna Shelter of International Surrogacy Center, as they discuss Arianna's long and medically complicated surrogacy journey. 

    Just like any pregnancy, surrogacy pregnancies can become medically complicated. We believe it is important to share all sides to a surrogacy journey, including the tough experiences. Arianna ...

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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with cohost Marielle Schuberth, Intake Coordinator for Surrogacy Mentor, as they discuss some of the not so fun parts of a surrogacy journey, including:

  • IVF Medications & Injections
  • Restrictions on Travel During a Surrogacy
  • OB and Hospital Protocols That Exclude the IPs
  • Medication Calendars and Lots of Appointments
  • How the experienced surrogacy experts at Surrogac...
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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, experienced gestational surrogate Sammantha Guillen of Extraordinary Conceptions, as they discuss: 

  • What first interested Sammantha in gestational surrogacy?
  • How did her husband and family feel about her becoming a surrogate?
  • What was it like being pregnant with someone else's baby?
  • What was the birth experience like?
  • What was / is her relation...
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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, Kathy Fountain of Fountain Fertility, as they discuss: 

  • Kathy's years of experience as a TV host, reporter and media professional, who now works in fertility
  • How surrogacy is viewed and portrayed by the media
  • Misconceptions about surrogacy that are perpetuated by the media
  • How should surrogates and professionals handle media requests?
  • How the e...
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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with parents via surrogacy, Alex and Chetan from Belgium, as they discuss: 

  • What is the surrogacy process like for intended parents?
  • What were your preconceived ideas about surrogacy?
  • How did you choose your surrogacy agency, IARC Surrogacy?
  • How did Covid effect your surrogacy process?
  • What was the birth experience like?
  • What is your relationship with surrogate today?
  • H...
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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, experienced gestational surrogate Tierra Carter of IARC Surrogacy, as they discuss: 

  • What first interested Tierra in gestational surrogacy?
  • How did her husband and family feel about her becoming a surrogate?
  • What was it like being pregnant with someone else's baby?
  • What was the birth experience like?
  • What was / is her relationship like with the...
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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, Ella McNamara, as they discuss: 

  • What is international surrogacy?
  • How is international surrogacy the same or different than domestic?
  • What is the process like for international parents?
  • How did Covid effect the surrogacy process for international parents?
  • How the experienced surrogates at Surrogacy Mentor navigate these questions and more. 
  • Let'...

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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, Dr. Julie Bindeman, as they discuss: 

  • Why are mental health services important in a surrogacy journey?
  • What happens during a mental health evaluation for a surrogate?
  • How are intended parents supported by mental health professionals?
  • How has Covid effected mental health care for surrogacy?
  • How the experienced surrogates at Surrogacy Mentor navigate...
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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guests, 3-time experienced gestational surrogate and Intake Coordinator for Surrogacy Mentor, Marielle Schuberth, and her husband David, as they discuss: 

  • What is the surrogacy process like for the surrogate's spouse/partner?
  • What did you think when your wife first brought up surrogacy?
  • How did your friends and family feel about your wife becoming a...
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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, Leah Potter, founder of Family Choice Surrogacy, as they discuss: 

  • The importance of thorough surrogate education
  • The most critical components of a surrogacy journey that an applicant must understand fully
  • Informed consent and why it matters
  • How the experienced surrogacy experts at Surrogacy Mentor help educate potential surrogates about these top...
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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, Nancy Block, founder of National Surrogate Record Review and Private Label Surrogacy, as they discuss: 

  • Why surrogate medical records are critical to the screening process
  • How a surrogate medical record review is performed
  • What the common medical disqualifications for surrogates are
  • How the experienced surrogacy experts at Surrogacy Mentor help ed...
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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, New York attorney Amelia Demma, as they discuss: 

  • The New York Child-Parent Security Act and what it means for surrogacy across the USA
  • The history of surrogacy in New York state
  • Surrogate Bill of Rights and its importance
  • How the experienced surrogacy experts at Surrogacy Mentor help educate potential surrogates about these topics and more!
  • Let...

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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, Wendie Wilson-Miller of All Families Surrogacy and Gifted Journeys, as they discuss: 

  • How the pandemic has affected surrogacy matching wait times
  • Covid vaccines: to vax or not to vax
  • Surrogate compensation and what to watch out for in advertising
  • How the experienced surrogacy experts at Surrogacy Mentor help educate potential surrogates about thes...
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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, attorney Steve Snyder of IARC Surrogacy, as they discuss: 

  • Why it's so critical to have proper legal representation for your surrogacy
  • Common sticking points between parents and surrogates during the legal contract phase
  • Current state of Roe vs. Wade and how it affects surrogacy
  • How the experienced surrogacy experts at Surrogacy Mentor help ed...
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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with cohost Marielle Schuberth, Intake Coordinator for Surrogacy Mentor, as they discuss: 

  • The strange, funny and infuriating things people say to surrogates
  • Misconceptions about surrogacy and the crazy assumptions people have
  • Real life examples of things surrogates have heard and how they respond
  • How the experienced surrogacy experts at Surrogacy Mentor navigate the...
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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, embryologist Dr. Sunday Crider, as they discuss: 

  • How are embryos created for surrogacy?
  • What are the steps of the IVF process that a surrogate must undergo?
  • What happens during an embryo transfer?
  • How the experienced surrogacy experts at Surrogacy Mentor navigate these questions and more!
  • Let's normalize surrogacy through education and open di...

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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, experienced gestational surrogate Natassia Burgess, as they discuss: 

  • What first interested Natassia in gestational surrogacy?
  • How did her husband and family feel about her becoming a surrogate?
  • What was it like being pregnant with someone else's baby?
  • What was the birth experience like?
  • What was / is her relationship like with the parents and ...
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    Join Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and CEO of Surrogacy Mentor , along with special guest, Sharna Caceres of Caceres Law Firm, as they discuss: 

  • What does the legal process for a surrogacy journey entail?
  • What is included in a surrogacy contract?
  • Why choosing qualified attorneys and professionals is critical to a safe journey
  • How they help surrogates navigate these questions and more at Surrogacy Mentor
  • Let's normalize surrogacy thro...

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