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The COVID Vaccine and Surrogate Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

By Katherine Doherty

Gestational surrogacy requires your commitment and sacrifice, so it’s important to know whether or not surrogacy is the right choice for you. When you become a surrogate mother, you decide to carry someone else’s baby for them. This can be an overwhelming decision to make, but that decision can become even more complicated during a global pandemic. Can you have a safe surrogacy process during COVID-19? How can surrogacy agencies help? Are the COVID vaccine and a surrogate pregnancy safe to do?

At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma, we make sure you have a safe, happy, and healthy surrogacy journey, even during a pandemic. We’ve compiled some information on what your surrogacy process can look like.

Is the COVID Vaccine Safe For Surrogate Mothers?

The CDC recommended that any pregnant woman, breastfeeding or trying to be pregnant, should receive the vaccine. We know how much you care about the baby’s safety you are carrying. Ultimately choosing to get vaccinated is up to your discretion. 

4Ways To Stay Safe During the Pandemic As a Surrogate Mother

Are you looking for ways to stay safe as a surrogate mother during the pandemic? We know how stressful it is to be pregnant, let alone be pregnant during a global pandemic. 

We’ve listed different ways you can keep yourself and the baby you carry safely. We are here for you, and we remain open during this time. We want to make sure your physical and mental health is being taken care of, so we are dedicated to making sure you are  

1. Practice Social Distancing

One of the best ways to stay safe during the pandemic is to practice social distancing around others. However, we understand how isolating this can be. That’s why we want to make sure you have a good support system that can be with you.

Although it’s not always possible to have social distance, it’s important to be aware of the people you’ve been around. Reducing the number of people you see can help reduce the spread of infection to keep you and the baby safe. 

2. Wash Your Hands Frequently

Another effective way to stay safe during the pandemic is washing your hands for twenty seconds after using the bathroom or being out in public. If you don’t have access to a sink, it can be helpful to keep a bottle of hand sanitizer on you as well. 

3. Wear A Mask Around Others In Public Places

If you’re going out somewhere and worried about the possibility of getting sick, one of the best ways to prevent infection is to wear a face mask. This can also be helpful if you are worried and unable to properly social distance. 

4. Avoid Overly Crowded Areas

Being pregnant can bring many stressors that can just be exacerbated during a pandemic. For example, this may not be the best time to go to a concert or packed stadium. Your physical and mental safety is extremely important during this time, especially the safety of the baby you carry. 

Maintaining Communication Between You and Your Intended Parents

Communicating openly and honestly with the intended parents you matched with is extremely important. Having an open line of communication (whether it’s in person or over text, phone, or email is up to you) is important in ensuring everyone feels safe. 

Everyone has to work together to make sure they feel safe. So if you have any questions or concerns, now is the time to talk to them. They are also going through relatively the same anxieties and worries you are during the pandemic, so it can be helpful to talk about it so everyone can feel comfortable and less alone. 

Practice Self-Care During the Surrogacy Process

Above all else, you must make time to practice self-care. This looks different for every surrogate mother. Whether going for walks, exercising, doing something you love, trying a new hobby, taking a relaxing bath, or making time to be with the people you love – we fully support you and encourage you. 

How Surrogacy Agencies Can Keep You Safe

It’s so valid to feel even more worry, stress, or fear during this time. Not only are you considering becoming a surrogate mother, or currently are one, but you’re also dealing with all of the complications a pandemic brings.

At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma, we want to ensure you’re taken care of. That means providing you with medical, legal, and financial services but also helping to reduce the spread of infection.

We are still open and ready to help you become a surrogate mother. But we also recognize some are worried about being sick so that we can provide telehealth and services virtually. We prioritize your comfort and want to make sure you feel safe on every level. 

Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is a surrogacy and adoption agency licensed by the state of Oklahoma and a leader in the community. We assist both intended parents and gestational carriers (surrogates). Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized experience to all involved in the surrogacy process.
Toll-free: 800-898-6028 | OKC Local: 405-755-1999 | Tulsa Local: 918-447-7777 | Text: 405-201-6643Email

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