I put it in my ad or in my profile with the agency. Talked about it early and often. I didn't want to talk anyone into midwifery/homebirth or have someone try to talk me out of it (I don't think either side should be compromising on choice of care), so I put it out there front and center to be sure we were all on the same page from the beginning.
Originally Posted by joyfulshannon
If you're already this far into talking, I think you need to bring it up ASAP. "Hey guys-- I've had my other kids with a midwife and that's something I'm wanting to do with a surrogate pregnancy too. Is that something you feel comfortable with?" If the answer is no, better to know now so everybody can keep looking. Good luck.
I've used a midwife for my last two surro pregnancies. It's something I talk about at our first face-face meeting and something that's in my agency profile. I also use a doula during birth. My IP's are also encouraged to "catch" their baby and do skin-to-skin immediately providing everything is medically okay. Home births with surro's have certainly been done, provided it's something your IP's want and are comfortable with.
Mommy to Madison~Wife to Brian~Sister~Nurse~Surrogate...
GS x 1:
GS x 2:
GS x 3:
born 9/7/12 and 9/8/12