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Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by Blendy77(f): 9:19am On Nov 06, 2013
***I read this on yahoo news this morning and felt the urge to share because a lot of waiting mothers die in silence when there are still a number of ways of becoming biological mothers to their children. Read on....



Annie and Joby Johnston of Lewis Center, Ohio, decided last February to take a break from the surgeries, in-vitro fertilization and artificial insemination they'd gone through for five years to try to have a baby.

"We were tired of doing the same thing and expecting a different result," Annie, 34, told GoodMorningAmerica.com. "Chrissy was our different thing this time around."

Chrissy is Chrissy Knott, Annie's only sibling and older sister, a 37-year-old married mother of two boys.

Knott told her sister and brother-in-law in 2011, after their first few rounds of in-vitro failed, that she would carry their baby for them. Two years later, on Feb. 19, the Johnstons took her up on her offer and a doctor implanted two embryos in each sister.

"The doctor made sure that everyone was OK with the possibility of four babies because it was possible," Johnston said. "But, for us, after trying for so long, we were just trying to increase our chances of getting at least one."

Nine days later, the two sisters found out that they were both expecting a baby. One month after that, at the seven-week ultrasound, the two sisters learned they were each carrying twins, classified technically as quadruplets.

"I was relieved, more than anything, that the babies were still developing," Johnston said. "My husband, I think, was thinking more down the road of what we were going to do with four babies."

Joby Johnston didn't have too much to worry about, fortunately, in terms of helping hands considering the two sisters live only seven houses apart. The sisters' parents, upon finding out their family was growing by four, put their house on the market and moved from nearly two hours away to live with the Johnstons and prepare for the babies.

On Oct. 24, Johnston and Knott gave birth to four healthy babies in scheduled C-sections so that the quadruplets would share the same birthday.

"My sister was carrying the two boys, and she delivered first, so I could be there in the room for her when she had them," Johnston said. "Two hours later, at 9:30 a.m., I delivered the girls."

The babies - Charles (6 pounds), Thomas (6 pounds, 2 ounces), Grace (5 pounds, 7 ounces) , Hadley (5 pounds, 4 ounes) - were all born healthy.

"We still can't believe it sometimes," said Johnston.

Johnston said the family had transformed the great room of their four-bedroom house into a makeshift nursery until the babies were big enough to sleep in their cribs. She and her sister are both pumping breast milk and feeding the babies with bottles, which allows "more hands to help," said Johnston.

Once the babies are big enough, they'll move upstairs into their nursery, and eventually be told by their mom and aunt the happy tale of how they came into the world.

"We're very thankful for what she did for us," Johnston said of her sister. "We're very grateful and thankful that they're all here."

Source: http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/ohio-sisters-deliver-twin-quadruplets-191427942--abc-news-parenting.html

Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by Nobody: 11:38am On Nov 06, 2013
Oooooh
Let me have my babies first - I'd sooo do this for someone else.
Always wanted to be a surrogate - but na d mama go breastfeed her own pikin.

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Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by Blendy77(f): 9:10pm On Nov 10, 2013
Salsera, its true Dear, one can't be a surrogate mother to their relatives and friends when they dont have theirs. Inasmuch as the bill has not been passed in the house of reps, I doubt if its illegal when matured ladies are used as surrogates cos a lot of fertility hospitals are involved in surrogacy.

Meanwhile, dont know why Nigerians are so scared of commenting on surrogacy issues whereas people keep sending me emails asking if I have or know anyone who wants to be a surrogate. Abeg, let me state it categorically, I"m not an agent, neither do I have or know of anyone who wants to be a surrogate mum. If I have such links, I won't wait 7yrs to have a baby cos I would have used them myself after several failed iVfs. Am only posting information on this topic so waiting couples who have the means and resources can also look in this direction since its a better option than adoption.

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Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by excelvictor: 9:35pm On Jan 05, 2014
hi Blendy77,
Pls how can i contact you? my mail is excelvictor@yahoo.com. Thank you



Blendy77: ***I read this on yahoo news this morning and felt the urge to share because a lot of waiting mothers die in silence when there are still a number of ways of becoming biological mothers to their children. Read on....



Annie and Joby Johnston of Lewis Center, Ohio, decided last February to take a break from the surgeries, in-vitro fertilization and artificial insemination they'd gone through for five years to try to have a baby.

"We were tired of doing the same thing and expecting a different result," Annie, 34, told GoodMorningAmerica.com. "Chrissy was our different thing this time around."

Chrissy is Chrissy Knott, Annie's only sibling and older sister, a 37-year-old married mother of two boys.

Knott told her sister and brother-in-law in 2011, after their first few rounds of in-vitro failed, that she would carry their baby for them. Two years later, on Feb. 19, the Johnstons took her up on her offer and a doctor implanted two embryos in each sister.

"The doctor made sure that everyone was OK with the possibility of four babies because it was possible," Johnston said. "But, for us, after trying for so long, we were just trying to increase our chances of getting at least one."

Nine days later, the two sisters found out that they were both expecting a baby. One month after that, at the seven-week ultrasound, the two sisters learned they were each carrying twins, classified technically as quadruplets.

"I was relieved, more than anything, that the babies were still developing," Johnston said. "My husband, I think, was thinking more down the road of what we were going to do with four babies."

Joby Johnston didn't have too much to worry about, fortunately, in terms of helping hands considering the two sisters live only seven houses apart. The sisters' parents, upon finding out their family was growing by four, put their house on the market and moved from nearly two hours away to live with the Johnstons and prepare for the babies.

On Oct. 24, Johnston and Knott gave birth to four healthy babies in scheduled C-sections so that the quadruplets would share the same birthday.

"My sister was carrying the two boys, and she delivered first, so I could be there in the room for her when she had them," Johnston said. "Two hours later, at 9:30 a.m., I delivered the girls."

The babies - Charles (6 pounds), Thomas (6 pounds, 2 ounces), Grace (5 pounds, 7 ounces) , Hadley (5 pounds, 4 ounes) - were all born healthy.

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Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by Blendy77(f): 4:49pm On Apr 11, 2015
Ruonar2000@yahoo.com is my email address, so sorry it's coming late as I haven't seen this thread in a long while
Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by zubby29(m): 7:28pm On Sep 09, 2015
plz is it possible i talk to u in private?
Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by gracechinwe(f): 1:41am On Jul 17, 2016
pls blendy77, do u really know the right drug that can be used to treat high prolactin level successfully
Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by Julbu(m): 1:21pm On Jul 17, 2016
I still belief that it's not all situations that need surrogacy. pls what is the treatment plan for PCOS .I 've tried severally.can u help pls

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Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by mumihaja(f): 6:35pm On Aug 12, 2016
Julbu:
I still belief that it's not all situations that need surrogacy. pls what is the treatment plan for PCOS .I 've tried severally.can u help pls

My dear, surrogacy is a very good option, if people only had an idea of how long they will wait before conceiving they would have embraced surrogacy co s at the end of the day its still your baby

Treatment,

Treatment for pcos is to take herbal supplements that boost estrogen level from cd 1-13 and take supplements that boost progesterone level from cd 15 till your next cycle, before 5 months your body will follow the rhythm and you can be taking maintenance dose.

vitex all through your cycle
maca all through your cycle
red raspberry all through your cycle
red clover cd 1 to 13
wild yam cd 15 till next cycle
royal jelly, bee propolis and bee pollen

give yourself 3 months on consistent use of this hebal supplement sand you will be fine, abstain from sugar and clomid

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Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by folash: 9:06pm On Sep 19, 2016
mumihaja:


My dear, surrogacy is a very good option, if people only had an idea of how long they will wait before conceiving they would have embraced surrogacy co s at the end of the day its still your baby

Treatment,

Treatment for pcos is to take herbal supplements that boost estrogen level from cd 1-13 and take supplements that boost progesterone level from cd 15 till your next cycle, before 5 months your body will follow the rhythm and you can be taking maintenance dose.

vitex all through your cycle
maca all through your cycle
red raspberry all through your cycle
red clover cd 1 to 13
wild yam cd 15 till next cycle
royal jelly, bee propolis and bee pollen

give yourself 3 months on consistent use of this hebal supplement sand you will be fine, abstain from sugar and clomid
Good evening mama, please why did you say she should abstain from Clomid, my doc just prescribed it for me, but to be honest am kinda skeptical about using it.
Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by ithope2: 6:45am On Sep 20, 2016
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Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by Princeakin4u: 7:16am On Sep 20, 2016
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Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by wholesomegrace: 8:55am On Sep 20, 2016
Also read about it in the news. Its more economical if family members who already have children can consider being surrogates to tcc couple in that family.

Unfortunately, acceptance here in naija is still relatively low, but i know in the near future, pple will begin to embrace it.
Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by mumihaja(f): 3:47pm On Sep 21, 2016
folash:

Good evening mama, please why did you say she should abstain from Clomid, my doc just prescribed it for me, but to be honest am kinda skeptical about using it.

clomid stimulates the ovaries to produce a lot of follicles, when this stimulation has been done more than once, the womans body will tend to start producing multiple follicles that never grows to maturity...(pcos) and besides it has a lot of side effects, you can take it with black cohosh to help reduce the side effects
Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by folash: 6:44pm On Sep 21, 2016
mumihaja:


clomid stimulates the ovaries to produce a lot of follicles, when this stimulation has been done more than once, the womans body will tend to start producing multiple follicles that never grows to maturity...(pcos) and besides it has a lot of side effects, you can take it with black cohosh to help reduce the side effects
Thank u so much.. Have never heard of black cohosh, pls where can one get it? Are there natural alternatives to Clomid, if yes, I think I would prefer going the natural way. Thanks
Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by Blendy77(f): 9:32pm On Nov 01, 2016
gracechinwe:
pls blendy77, do u really know the right drug that can be used to treat high prolactin level successfully

O so sorry Dear for the late reply. I haven't visited this site in a long while.
Not much idea about prolactin. I heard of bromocripton. Also heard it has bad side effects as well.
Also heard drinking ewedu helps a lot. No much idea how it's prepared. Check the ttc group or Google for more info
Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by newlifeconcept: 10:42pm On Jan 18, 2019
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Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by Treasure4u2: 10:56pm On Apr 26, 2019
Are you in need of a surrogate mother? Please do contact me on +2348146040114.Thanks.
Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by Blendy77(f): 12:35pm On Jun 14, 2020
Treasure4u2:
Are you in need of a surrogate mother? Please do contact me on +2348146040114.Thanks.

Are u an intending surrogate or an agent?
Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by Omojudy: 5:32pm On Jun 20, 2020
Blendy77:


Are u an intending surrogate or an agent?
She is an agent. She spams every thread. I spoke with her when I advertised for my own surrogate that i wanted to use here last year.
Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by Blendy77(f): 5:43pm On Jun 20, 2020
Omojudy:

She is an agent. She spams every thread. I spoke with her when I advertised for my own surrogate that i wanted to use here last year.

Like seriously? Na wa o
Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by Omojudy: 5:49pm On Jun 20, 2020
Blendy77:


Like seriously? Na wa o
Don't be surprised, it's a job for her and many others.
Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by Blendy77(f): 4:11pm On Mar 18
mumihaja:


My dear, surrogacy is a very good option, if people only had an idea of how long they will wait before conceiving they would have embraced surrogacy co s at the end of the day its still your baby

Treatment,

Treatment for pcos is to take herbal supplements that boost estrogen level from cd 1-13 and take supplements that boost progesterone level from cd 15 till your next cycle, before 5 months your body will follow the rhythm and you can be taking maintenance dose.

vitex all through your cycle
maca all through your cycle
red raspberry all through your cycle
red clover cd 1 to 13
wild yam cd 15 till next cycle
royal jelly, bee propolis and bee pollen

give yourself 3 months on consistent use of this hebal supplement sand you will be fine, abstain from sugar and clomid

You are very correct here. A lot more people are embracing surrogacy which is a plus and it's no longer a hush hush hidden thing as it used to be before now
Re: Surrogacy, another alternative for waiting couples before adoption by Blendy77(f): 4:18pm On Mar 18
Julbu:
I still belief that it's not all situations that need surrogacy. pls what is the treatment plan for PCOS .I 've tried severally.can u help pls


Of course surrogacy is not for everyone. If u can get pregnant easily on your own whether thru IVF, IUI or naturally, you definitely don't need a surrogate to carry a pregnancy for you. But if your situation is one that you have done IVF multiple times with no result even with no known issue, or you are advanced in age and iVf is also not working as well, or u have medical issues and can afford someone carry ur baby/babies for you then you should look towards surrogacy instead of moving from one prophet to d other looking for solution where there is none. Sad thing is a lot of those who can afford this and are advanced in age will rather not look this direction because of what will people say syndrome

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