Will my pregnancies be different because I am not genetically related to the baby?
Generally, a surrogate pregnancy is no different from a traditional pregnancy from a physical standpoint. However, knowing that the fetus you are carrying is not genetically related to you and that you are participating in creating a miracle and helping another family build or complete their family, does make the surrogacy experience very different from the traditional pregnancy experience. Surrogates know that the child they are carrying and growing is not related to them, and take great joy in seeing how happy the intended parents are throughout the pregnancy and especially when intended parents hold their child for the first time. There is no greater gift than being part of a miracle and giving someone the gift of a child that they otherwise are unable to have on their own.