We’re ready for the scarves and boots.

Fall is a season of festivities and celebrations, from the lively Oktoberfest to the spooky Halloween… and we can’t forget the gratitude-filled Thanksgiving. For Surrogates, these holidays can be extra special as they experience the joys of pregnancy. However, it’s essential to prioritize both the well-being of the baby and the Surrogate during these fun times! Now, we are excited to share some valuable tips to help Surrogates make the most of these holidays, while ensuring a safe and healthy pregnancy.

  • Stay Hydrated: This is the time to enjoy the celebrations, but Surrogates should focus on staying hydrated with non-alcoholic beverages and consuming a balanced diet.

  • Moderation is Key! I know, it’s sooo tempting to indulge in all of the delicious treats. Have fun and enjoy them, but of course keep in mind moderation. Savour the flavours without overindulging, and be mindful of portion sizes.

  • Plan seating: Ensuring there’s comfortable seating available for extended periods of sitting, especially at large events. Consider breaks to avoid prolonged periods of standing.

  • Mindful Eating: Thanksgiving is all about indulgent feasts (including lots of pumpkin pie). Enjoy the delicious holiday dishes, but be mindful of portion sizes and balance. Load up on veggies and lean proteins to maintain a healthy diet.

  • Stay Seated: After a hearty meal, it’s tempting to want to take a nap. Instead, opt for a leisurely walk to aid digestion (that acid reflux can be a bit of a doozy sometimes)! This also helps in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.

  • Avoiding Stress: Haha, easier said than done, I’m sure! Thanksgiving can be a stressful time, especially if you’re hosting. Practice relaxation techniques to manage stress and prioritize self-care. Stress can affect both the Surrogate and the Baby.

  • Communicate with your Intended Parents: Keep an open line of communication with the Intended Parents. Share your plans for the holidays and any concerns you may have. They can offer support and guidance, too! Don’t forget to lean on our SurroCanada support team as well, that’s what we’re here for!


Halloween, with its adorable costumes and playful spookiness, can take on a special significance for Surrogates. While the baby bump can inspire creative and heartwarming costume ideas, it’s crucial to prioritize comfort and safety. Surrogates can choose costumes that not only celebrate the season but also provide ease of movement and comfort for a growing belly. Whether it’s a whimsical pumpkin or a clever play on the “bun in the oven”, Halloween offers Surrogates a chance to embrace the joys of pregnancy while enjoying the fun season. It’s a reminder that even during holidays, the journey of Surrogacy is filled with love, laughter and promise of new beginnings.

  • Costume Comfort: When choosing a Halloween costume, prioritize comfort and safety. Opt for breathable fabrics and footwear that won’t cause discomfort or pose a tripping hazard.

  • Safe Treats: If you’re attending or hosting a Halloween party, provide or choose treats that are pregnancy-friendly. Consider healthy alternatives to candy and ensure you’re consuming foods that are prepared safely.

  • Stay Active! Halloween often involves walking or even dancing if you’re attending parties. Stay active, but avoid strenuous activities that may lead to fatigue.

The Fall holidays are an exciting time for Surrogates as they navigate the unique experience of pregnancy. By following these tips and prioritizing health and safety, Surrogates can enjoy these fun holidays while ensuring a smooth and healthy journey for themselves and the Intended Parents.

Celebrate the season with joy and gratitude, knowing that you’re bringing a precious gift into the world.