The Surrogacy Process Has Been Hugely Disrupted by COVID-19
Surrogacy has never been an easy process, and the global pandemic has, in many cases, complicated it even further and filled it with uncertainty. In our online therapy sessions at Tribeca Maternity, we recognize that COVID-19 may have disrupted your surrogacy process in excruciating ways, wherever you are in that process. You may have been about to begin this journey only to find that surrogacy has now been completely stalled. And for surrogacy pregnancies already in progress, shelter-in-place orders and international travel bans have presented extraordinary challenges. In our phone and video therapy sessions, we won’t let you be alone in navigating this new, uncertain reality. We’re here to talk through it all and help you come up with a plan.
Surrogacy Is Not Just a Medical Process, but an Emotional One Too
If you’re already in the surrogacy process, you have an enormous amount on your plate—not just logistically, but emotionally too. Conception with a surrogate is extremely medicalized. With a mountain of clinical information to sift through, your emotional and relational experiences tend to take a backseat. In remote therapy, in addition to in-person therapy in our Tribeca and Park Slope, Brooklyn offices after COVID, we’ll prioritize your emotional experience as it looks for you, and unpack how you’re feeling throughout this process, including how it’s been complicated by occurring during a pandemic.
Surrogacy Means You’re Pregnant Too
People who are having a baby through surrogacy are not often seen as being pregnant. At Tribeca Maternity, the way we see it is that you are pregnant. You are a mother or father. You are having a baby, and this is the way you’re doing it.
Surrogacy Takes a Lot of Work: We Help You Manage
Surrogacy isn’t simple; it takes a lot of management. You are inundated with appointments, details, and logistics (not to mention all the time and money you invest in the process). In a world where most everything has gone remote, managing this process has become even more complicated. In online therapy sessions, we’ll help you manage the logistics, while staying connected to your partner and family.
And then there’s your relationship with your surrogate, which is a very significant part of the process that also needs care, attention, and management. We’ll talk through this unique relationship and what it’s like, while also helping you organize what leadership looks like with your surrogate.
Surrogacy Isn’t the Most Romantic Way to Have a Baby: We Help Couples Stay Connected
For couples, surrogacy may not feel like the sexiest way to have a baby. The system of surrogacy isn’t built to support a couple’s relationship, intimacy, or emotional connection. At Tribeca Maternity, we’ll help couples maintain closeness and unpack the feelings, thoughts, struggles, and patterns that are coming up for them around this time of transition.