Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Surrogacy Insurance

We are waiting. Again. I'm starting to get used to this whole hurry-up-and-wait game.....But, that doesn't mean that I like it. I know that once things start to get rolling; once I start my injections; once I see two pink lines; it's all craziness from then on...and I'm excited about that! I am thankful though that I get to take it easy and focus on my family during the upcoming holidays. This is my favorite time of the year!


My IP's (E & A) are in the final stages of choosing an insurance company that will cover me through the surrogacy and allow for me to deliver at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. Being that I will have a c-section and will be spending a few days in the hospital, this was important to me--I wanted a room with an ocean view while recovering from my battle wounds!! Hoag Hospital is a perfect location for the delivery and equal distance for us all--about a 15 to 20 minute drive. Hoag's Women's Pavilion is also home to an expert Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staff of highly trained nurses and neonatologist who provide specialized, around-the-clock care for infants born prematurely, or with complications.


While the insurance paperwork is about to be filled out by all parties and then processed by the ins. co. (this will probably take another few weeks *deep sigh*), I will (hopefully) in the meantime take care of speaking with the psychologist to get that part out of the way. Once my insurance coverage goes active, we can then schedule my appointment and physical with E & A's fertility doctor, Dr. Paulson. This part worries me a little. I'm worried that Dr. Paulson will find something...maybe a tumor, or a cyst, or find that my uterine lining is too thin, or something that will no longer allow me to be a surrogate for E & A. I would be devastated. I know E & A would be devastated. This just would not be good. So, prayers please!!! Please, please, please, please pray that my physical with Dr. Paulson goes smoothly and we receive great results and are given the thumbs up to move forward with the contract and finally start injections....YAY!!! (ouch!)

8 comments:

Babydreams2011 said...

Andrea-
You shouldn't worry.. There is no reason to think your lining will be too thin (you take meds to thicken it anyway) or that they will find any other issue! A cyst can be solved with BCP's and a tumor? Well highly unlikely considering your age and you just gave birth within the last few yrs.. See, did that help? =) I hope so! I will keep you in my prayers just the same but my guess is, you will do just fine!

Kelly & Her Uterus said...

Positive Thoughts but you are right about "hurry up and wait" and how it sucks! For sure!

Jennifer said...

Prayers headed your way! I'm sure it will all go well.

Aty Tina said...

You have a great team of angels up above guiding and protecting you along this journey...this is a new chapter in your life...enjoy it and take one page at a time...I love you!

Heidi said...

aaahhh the waiting game. I know it well. Try not to worry about the exams, you'll do great!

Jennifer said...

Good luck with everything. Hopefully the upcoming holidays will keep you busier so the time seems to past faster. Are you doing an individual surrogacy?

Surrogate, Single Parent and Dating... said...

Prayers - but don't worry..you will be fine. You have 2 babies w/ no complications so all will be alright!!!! And like above, you take meds to thicken your lining. :)

Jennifer said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting :) I love comments from perfect strangers!! I will be reading your blog and getting all caught up on your adventure, but don't let yourself stress about the testing. I too am not a good tester and the tests stress me, but always for no good reason. Its just my head getting the best of me!

And before you know, you'll peeing on a stick too! POAS is more stressful than the tests, I assure you!!!