It’s that time again for a Surrogate Scoop update. Last month our hostess of Surrogate Scoop on Facebook Live, Tere B., shared a story about her first surrogacy journey with Extraordinary Conceptions. In May of 2015, Tere gave birth to her intended parents’ son. And what an amazing experience it was for Tere. So much in fact, that she wanted to repeat the journey once again.
In addition to being a repeat surrogate, Tere is also a surrogate advocate for Extraordinary Conceptions.
Here is an update from Tere. And by the way, thanks to all of you out there who are sending best wishes to her!
So did you end up of having your embryo transfer Tere?
“Yes, I did. My transfer was on September 22.”
We’ve heard the transfer did not take and you are not pregnant. Is this true?
“Yes, it’s true. I did a pregnancy test on October 3 and it was negative. So, afterwards, I called the clinic and I asked them if we could do a beta blood test earlier and they did that for me. The test was on October 6 and it confirmed that I was not pregnant.”
Can a transfer fail the first time around?
“Absolutely. It happens and it’s completely normal. This actually happened to me during my first surrogacy journey, and then the second time we did the transfer, it did work. For some other women, it may take the third time for the transfer to stick. An important thing to remember is to not lose hope because this does happen.”
What is the next step now, Tere?
“Well, the good news is that we get to try again. So really, there is nothing to be sad about. I’m waiting to hear from the clinic regarding the next step in the protocol.”
Is there anything else that you would like to share?
It’s so important to me that my followers on Surrogate Scoop know exactly what’s going on because there are a number of them who want to become surrogates. Like I said before, sometimes transfers fail the first time and even the second time. So don’t get discouraged because it will work.
If you have any questions you can email me or message us on Facebook. See you soon on Surrogate Scoop!