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What Surrogate Moms Can Do to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy

By May 16, 2024No Comments

Becoming a surrogate mother is a beautiful journey, filled with selflessness and the joy of helping others realize their dreams of parenthood. Throughout this remarkable experience, it’s crucial for surrogate moms to prioritize their own health and well-being. At Open Arms, we understand the importance of ensuring our surrogate mothers stay mentally and physically healthy throughout their pregnancy journey. Here are some essential tips for surrogate moms to stay healthy during pregnancy:

Maintain a Balanced Diet

Look, we get it — healthy eating isn’t exactly the dream when you’re eating for 2 and your hormones are all over the place. However, eating a nutritious and well-balanced diet is vital for both the surrogate mother’s health and the baby’s development! We encourage surrogates to focus on consuming plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and dairy products. Avoid processed foods and excessive sugar intake. This can help you feel fuller longer! And don’t forget to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day!

Stay Active Throughout Pregnancy

Exercise helps all bodies, especially pregnant bodies! Regular exercise during pregnancy can help alleviate discomfort, boost mood, and improve overall health. Engage in gentle exercises such as walking, swimming, prenatal yoga, or low-impact aerobics. Always consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new exercise regimen.

Prioritize Rest and Relaxation

Growing a baby is hard work, so it’s essential for surrogate moms to prioritize adequate rest and relaxation. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night, and incorporate stress-reducing activities into your daily routine, such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or prenatal massages.

Connect with Supportive Surrogate Communities

Surround yourself with a supportive network of family, friends, and fellow surrogate mothers who understand and appreciate the unique journey you’re on. At Open Arms, we want to create an environment where our surrogates feel supported and welcomed. We love having an open dialogue with our surrogate mothers to hear their needs and help them feel empowered every step of the way! 

Practice Self-Care

Pregnancy takes a toll on both the body and mind, so it’s important for surrogate moms to prioritize self-care. Set aside time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation. This can be everything from reading a book, taking a warm bath, or indulging in a hobby you love.

At Open Arms, we’re committed to supporting surrogate mothers every step of the way. Like most surrogacy clinics around this nation, we’re in desperate need of women who feel compelled to become surrogates. If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a surrogate mother and the services we offer, look at the surrogacy qualifications, explore our website or get started with your application today.

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