About Sacred Surrogacy

Surrogacy is one of the deepest drinks life has to offer and should, in all ways, be treated as sacred.

What is Sacred Surrogacy?

The Sacred Surrogacy movement offers a deeper way to view this remarkable journey. It is a way to embrace the beauty that is inherently a part of the pregnancy and birth process, and to navigate the path of alternative family building. Through our courses intended parents and surrogates learn self care practices, as well as ways to connect to the process in a soul fulfilling and meaningful way.

Sacred Surrogacy is both online classes and weekend retreats for surrogates and intended parents. We have also recently launched the Sacred Donation subscription box, which allows intended parents to thank their known or anonymous egg donor for the beautiful gift she is giving.

Why We Started Sacred Surrogacy

Leia Swanberg and Anni Daulter, the creator of Sacred Pregnancy, teamed up to create these programs to bridge the disconnect in the industry between surrogates and the beauty that was available to them. The goal was simple—to honour and celebrate each of these women for the extraordinary gift she is giving. Our hope is that when a surrogate participates in a spiritual practice that honours her, it will in turn honour the relationship with her intended parents.

The movement has now grown significantly, and branched into a program specifically for intended parents, who also benefit from the practice of being honoured while they walk this journey. We now serve over 400 families across the world each year through our retreats, online classes, and subscription boxes.

Meet the Team

Leia Swanberg

Founder of Sacred Surrogacy

Leia, the CEO of Canadian Fertility Consulting and a mother of five, has carried two surrogate pregnancies herself.

'After attending a Sacred Pregnancy retreat in the summer of 2014, I quickly realized how beautifully it translated into my work in the surrogacy world. Collaborating with Anni Daulter on Sacred Surrogacy has been a true labour of love. Sacred Surrogacy will be changing the conversation and status quo within the industry, making via a surrogate a thing of the past, and through the beautiful gift of surrogacy an industry standard.'

Nici Shipway

Manager of Sacred Surrogacy

Nici, a birth doula and mother of two, is currently on her first surrogacy journey.

After years in the birth community supporting women throughout their pregnancy, birth and postpartum, Leia Swanberg selected Nici Shipway to be the curator of Sacred Surrogacy. Since then the program has developed into a three part company providing support, guidance and programming for surrogates, egg donors and intended parents from any agency, anywhere in the world. Sacred programs for surrogates, egg donors and intended parents are meant to be used as tools to honour each person along their journey. We encourage each participant to create an open relationship with Nici as she will be able to help guide you along this beautiful path with grace, reverence and gratitude.

Ashley Armstrong

Interim Sacred Program Manager

Ashley joins the Sacred Surrogacy team after six months of working in Canadian Fertility Consulting’s accounting department. With a background in creative and inventive ventures such as owning her own business and developing self-care products she brings a great deal of experience with her to the Sacred team.

Ashley lives in rural Ontario with her husband and her two dogs. She loves travelling and learning about new cultures, exploring the outdoors and spending time with her family. Ashley is looking forward to being able to contribute new ideas to all aspects of Sacred Programming and to supporting such an amazing tribe of women and parents.

Breanne Willoughby-Brown

Marketing and Media Relations Manager

Breanne was honoured to join the Sacred Surrogacy team in early 2016 as the Marketing and Media Relations Manager. She brings years of brand management and marketing experience to the Sacred Surrogacy team, and loves the connections the program gives to Surrogates, Egg Donors and Intended Parents. She lives in Trenton Ontario on the Air Force Base with her fiancé and their 4 children. Contact Breanne with any media enquiries, and brand partnership opportunities at breanne@fertilityconsultants.ca

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