I did some more investigations on surrogacy options in India today, and I'm starting to get a much clearer picture of things. I wish I had acquired all this knowledge months ago, but that is not how it works. Sometimes, even the less than ideal choices we make can lead us someplace good, and sometimes, doing everything correctly and logically will still not garner success.
Still, others will benefit from what I have learnt, and that makes me pretty happy.
One thing I did learn today--finding a human milk source in India will be extremely difficult. Everybody knowledgeable in this area is telling me that getting the surrogate to do this is a bad idea. I atleast want the colostrum, and I hope to god I can get that.
Now, I have to seriously consider induced lactation. People who started this....what was your timeline? How long were you on the pregnancy hormones and domperidone before you stopped the hormones and the milk production began? I totally want the crash course and not the long drawn out process.
Finally: a question about the final stretch in the 3rd trimester: what gets done in each appointment? From my conversation with the surrogate handler, every checkup, all we can get done is the doppler to hear the heartbeat. That is it. There seems like there should be more, right?