Image: Belle Verdiglione Photography

Image: Belle Verdiglione Photography

In today’s episode, I interview Michelle. Michelle has two children of her own and she recently carried a baby as a surrogate. Michelle carried a baby Jack for intended parents Kate and Khris. 

Kate was born without a uterus and knew from the age of 13 that she wouldn’t be able to carry her own child. The couples were connected through a surrogate information session and after they were approved through Surrogacy Australia to go ahead with the surrogacy. Kate and khris began IVF to create an embryo that Michelle would carry. On their third embryo transfer, Michele fell pregnant with baby Jack.

After having two straight forward vaginal births with her own children, Michelle had planned a home birth with her husband, doula, birth photographer and the intended parents all present. At 37 weeks Michelle started to notice blood and went into the hospital to have herself and the baby checked out. To find out more tune into this weeks show.

Topics included: Surrogacy, IVF, doula, retained placenta, postpartum haemorrhage, expressed breast milk.

References:

Michelle Griffin Doula : michellegriffindoula@gmail.com

Surrogacy Australia

Australian surrogacy handbook Sarah Jeffries 

Michelle’s You Tube Youtube link

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Image: Belle Verdiglione Photography

Image: Belle Verdiglione Photography

Image: Belle Verdiglione Photography

Image: Belle Verdiglione Photography

Image: Belle Verdiglione Photography

Image: Belle Verdiglione Photography