A Surrogate’s Experience

by January Harshe on May 25, 2012

“I was a surrogate and the delivery was at home. Her mama and I cross nursed for a couple days  (so yeah the nursing photo is me nursing a baby that isn’t mine) and I now pump and donate (albeit not for my surrobaby).” ~Kristina

A surrogate home birth…

Surrogate mother nursing her surrogate baby…

Bio Parents meeting their precious baby…

Still pumping to donate breastmilk…

An example of a giving and loving spirit.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Darla Burns May 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Wonderful story!
~Darla Burns
co-Founder, Doulas for Surrogacy


Jen May 25, 2012 at 6:16 pm



Kiera May 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Wow, what a gift you gave this baby and the family!


Monica May 25, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I love the last picture. “I’m just sitting here completely naked pumping milk.” I love that she wouldn’t mind a picture of that 🙂


Kristina May 27, 2012 at 1:47 am

We were at a hotel, and I had just gotten out of the shower. I didn’t really see the point of clothes 😛


Grace March 15, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Yeah, you’ve got a pretty awesome openness about your body, going for the bottom-in-the-air birth shot and the naked pumping shot. More of us (women) should be as relaxed about our bodies.


Stefanie May 26, 2012 at 12:01 am


I talked to my husband about being a surrogate. He is convinced I would not be able to handle it emotionally. I cannot imagine how challenge it would be. Good for you, and congratulations to the family that you birthed.


Samantha May 26, 2012 at 11:43 am

I have given serious thought to being a surro-mom one day. And I would only do it if the parents would be okay with a home birth. 🙂 You are a strong woman and gave an amazing gift!


claudia May 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Amazing! All of them beautiful pictures, i love the birth photo so beautiful 🙂


Laura May 27, 2012 at 8:50 pm

You are my hero Kristina!!!!!


meysam May 28, 2012 at 6:36 am

very nice!


Laura January 3, 2013 at 7:03 pm

I wanted to be a surrogate, but was told that I was overweight and that made me a bad candidate… 🙁 Broke my heart. Congrats to you for giving the gift of life! I admire you!! Congrats to the new parents <3


Debi Burnett January 3, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Love me some Kristina! Yup, she’s an amazing woman’


sherrie January 3, 2013 at 8:06 pm

What a strong woman you are! And GOOOOO boobie babies!!!..:)


Bethyv January 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Wow. That’s awesome. I don’t know how surrogates do it. You are amazing people.


Devin March 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm

look how alert that newborn is! awesome!


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