August 2016

The Surrogate Experience Series

Conceptual Options, LLC is happy to announce our new video series, “The Surrogate Experience.” In this series, we interviewed three of our phenomenal, experienced Surrogates about their personal Surrogacy journey and what being a Surrogate means to them. Each Surrogate has their own reasons for becoming a Surrogate, and each women also has a different experience, which you will see as you… Read More »The Surrogate Experience Series

Artist to Donate Artwork to Raise Awareness of Egg Donation

Photo Credit: StuartSemple.com Stuart Semple is a leading artist whose work is owned by celebrities and high profile art collectors; with his work usually ranging in price from £300 (for a limited edition print) to £300,000 (for larger paintings). However, for his current project he will be handing out more than 1,000 of his signed paintings to the public for free to… Read More »Artist to Donate Artwork to Raise Awareness of Egg Donation

New Jersey Hopes to Expand Infertility Coverage to Lesbians

Under current New Jersey law, Lesbians are kept out of the mandated insurance coverage for infertility treatments because the current law calls for: “failure to conceive after a certain period of unprotected sex for women younger than 35 or after one year for women older than 35.” Of course, this blocks any coverage for Lesbians to get their fertility treatments covered. One… Read More »New Jersey Hopes to Expand Infertility Coverage to Lesbians

Bollywood Star Opens Up About Surrogacy

Photo courtesey of: @tushkapoor Bollywood actor Tusshar Kapoor and his parents (who are also Bollywood stars) were worried at how people in their native India would react to the news that Tusshar used IVF and Surrogacy to become a father. “Initially my parents were a little bit apprehensive whether I should announce the child to be one born through IVF and surrogacy… Read More »Bollywood Star Opens Up About Surrogacy

Surrogacy – The Kids Are Alright

Ian Mucklejohn’s story to parenthood became huge news in the UK when he became a father to triplets born via surrogacy in 2001. In the US, this would barely make it on the news; but in the UK, Mucklejohn was the first single, heterosexual man to have children via surrogacy. Mucklejohn was criticized in the UK media for having children via surrogacy… Read More »Surrogacy – The Kids Are Alright

Bravo Star Jeff Lewis Talks About Hearing His Baby’s Heartbeat

Outspoken Bravo TV star, Jeff Lewis, who is known for being no nonsense and very much outspoken was rendered speechless when he and his partner, Gage Edward, heard their baby’s heartbeat for the first time at their Surrogate’s ultrasound. Jeff Lewis revealed to his TV audience that: “When we heard the heartbeat, that was cool. That’s when I was like okay, there’s… Read More »Bravo Star Jeff Lewis Talks About Hearing His Baby’s Heartbeat

Educating Surrogates & Intended Mothers on Surrogacy + C-Sections

1 in 3 women in the United States have a c-section when giving birth; but are all of these c-sections necessary? There are many reasons why a pregnant woman may have a c-section including, but not limited to: having a c-section before, failed progression in labor, multiples, abnormal fetal heart rate, or by maternal request. However, these are not the only reasons;… Read More »Educating Surrogates & Intended Mothers on Surrogacy + C-Sections

New California Law Would Allow Women To Be Compensated For Donating Eggs To Science

In 2006, a law was passed in California that barred researchers from compensating women who donated their eggs to science for research on fertility, stem cells, and other biomedical research. However, a new bill AB 2531 sponsored by the ASRM is heading to the California senate today (August 1, 2016) to overturn that 2006 law. ASRM spokesperson, Sean Tipton, explained why this… Read More »New California Law Would Allow Women To Be Compensated For Donating Eggs To Science