The Family Circle

Episode 16: Meghan's Story: Surrogacy & The Ultimate Surprise

May 01, 2023 Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation Season 1 Episode 16
The Family Circle
Episode 16: Meghan's Story: Surrogacy & The Ultimate Surprise
Show Notes

This episode contains sensitive content about IUI, IVF and infertility.

In today's episode of The Family Circle podcast, our very special guest, Meghan, shares her inspirational story of becoming a parent through surrogacy following unsuccessful experiences with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Despite the challenges she faced along the way, including the emotional turmoil of infertility, Megan persevered and found hope through surrogacy. Her journey to parenthood –made possible by an incredible surrogate who helped her realize her dreams – comes with a surprising twist when Meghan finds herself pregnant just days after finding out her surrogate had a successful embryo transfer and is pregnant!

The emotional and physical rollercoaster of infertility treatment is explored, revealing the painful process of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and IVF, and highlighting the isolation that comes with it, as well as the importance of having support from loved ones throughout the journey.  Meghan shares humorous anecdotes and personal stories, covering everything from interactions with different doctors to touching moments of being pregnant alongside her surrogate. Ultimately, Meghan’s tale, as told in today’s episode, reinforces that the journey to parenthood can be filled with challenges, that every journey is different, and sometimes you can get even more than you hoped for.

Episode Highlights:

  • Meghan’s story of starting to try for a baby 
  • Her infertility journey
  • The IUI procedure and IVF process
  • The process of surrogacy and how Meghan found her surrogate
  • The challenges she faced during the surrogacy process
  • The incredible bond Meghan formed with her surrogate 
  • Finally becoming a mom through surrogacy
  • The surprising twist to her story when Meghan finds herself pregnant
  • The impact upon personal relationships during the infertility journey
  • Communication and empathy
  • Taking care of yourself mentally and physically during the process
  • Some humorous anecdotes
  • Difficult emotions associated with not being able to carry a child
  • How the experience of childbirth can be different for everyone

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