Agenda items for regular meetings.
The financial aspect of surrogacy is an important one, as if this is not well managed it can lead to friction, resentment and breakdown in the relationship between Intended Parents and Surrogate.
A hospital may or may not have had experience with a surrogate birth previously, and even if they have, your birth scenario may be different, so it is important to have discussions with your hospital and your obstetrician or midwife (if applicable), well before the birth, to educate them about surrogacy and to mutually come up with a plan that best meets the needs of your surrogacy. Remember, surrogacy is legal, even if the hospital policies have not yet caught up, so should be accommodated and respected by the hospital.