regnancies, although beautiful and miraculous, are often wearisome, difficult, and seeming to last forever. Throughout the frequently-grueling nine months, mothers sacrifice much of their own comforts and freedoms in order to carry a precious child into the world. For many women, the idea of holding, and then bringing home their newborn baby, is what keeps them going in the course of the taxing 40 (or so) weeks, as well as during the arduous labor and delivery.
Wonder what it’s like to be a surrogate? You’re not alone. That’s why we connected with Instagram influencer Jessica Girado to hear about her surrogacy story. But first, what exactly is surrogacy?