Surrogate First's
Wellness Program

Your journey, your lifestyle, your health
covered in a 16-month comprehensive - free of charge - wellness program

Your well-being is our top priority before, during and after your pregnancy so we offer a 16-month Health & Wellness Program, customized just for you, that extends into your 4th trimester to help you complete your journey and achieve your goals for postpartum mind and body.

What is included the SurrogateFirst Wellness program?

A healthy pregnancy, birth and post-birth recovery starts with being pro-active from Day 1 of your journey. At each of the “4” trimesters, we have customized nutrition & exercise plan suited for your lifestyle and bodytype.

Our commitment to our surrogates is unparalleled.  Learn more, and meet your wellness coaches/personal trainers below.

This private initial consultation will assist to determine fitness level, and nutritional baseline for beginning the program and ultimately to create your personalized Meal and Workout Plans. You will also get to know your professional trainers personally and have a support network behind you. 

from our:

  • expert advisors
  • certified nutritionists
  • personal trainers

At every transition point of your pregnancy journey, you will receive a Meal Plan and Workout Plan that is tailor made and customized for you. We continue these plans into the “4th” trimester to ensure you have a full and healthy recovery – we got your back!  

At every transition point of your pregnancy journey, you will receive a Meal Plan and Workout Plan that is tailor made and customized for you. We continue these plans into the “4th” trimester to ensure you have a full and healthy recovery – we got your back!  

Join a Circle of surrogates who are all in the same trimester; a place where you can ask questions, receive immediate feedback and have regular accountability check-in’s. Each Circle is moderated by our Coaches so you will always have the support you need to succeed.

Our Coaches will host live learning and Q&A sessions on a set monthly schedule that is specific to your stage of the journey. This dedicated resource allows you to ask questions and to learn about the most important tips in order to be on track for a healthy pregnancy.

Join the entire community of SurrogateFirst Surrogates, Coordinators and Coaches to provide shared resources, support and knowledge in a private and safe environment. Learn from other surrogates and gain support throughout your surrogacy journey.

We understand the potential stress associated with surrogacy and balancing work/life. Meditiation is a powerful tool to alleviate stress and we assist you with relaxation music and instructions via MP3, specifically created and designed for Healthy Mom and Healthy Baby relaxation.

Our weekly newsletter follows you through your entire surrogacy life-cycle from pre-conception through 12 weeks postpartum providing tips, stories and advice from our Coaches, Coordinators and surrogate community.  

Receive a free e-copy of the comprehensive “Reference Guide for Mothers by Mothers” outlining the best practices for the 9 months during pregnancy and the 9 months after pregnancy from professionals in nutrition, wellness and relaxation therapy – written by your Coaches!

The 4 elements for a healthy surrogacy journey:


Diet program & Supplements
  • Personalized Meal Plan
  • Pregnancy Induced Diabetes Prevention
  • Prenatal Vitamin Plan


Exercise & Relaxation
  • Personalized Workout Plan 
  • Improve self-esteem and self image
  • Faster Recovery to Pre-birth Weight
  • Minimize Postpartum Blues


Counselling & Info
  • Psychological Counselling 
  • Free Publications & Directories 
  • Surrogacy Newsletter
  • FREE e-Book “9 Months In, 9 months Out”


Online & Offline
  • Surrogate Support Groups
  • Private Network
  • Postpartum Counseling
  • Expert Q&A

It's free, for all our Surrogates

Strenght And Grace Full
About Our Partner "Strength & Grace"

Meet your coaches, Corry & Stacia

We are so excited you’re here and can’t wait to learn more about you! We help women, just like you, reset their hormones to live their best life.

What started as a friendship over our love and passion for bodybuilding has grown over the years and evolved into our Strength & Grace family. We can’t wait to help you too!


Corry L. Matthews

Fitness/nutrition expert, M.S. - Healthy Lifestyle Expert, Founder of Strength & Grace

Corry Matthews is a champion health coach who inspires people to live life with more energy, endurance, and vitality. She leverages her Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine, Bachelors in Exercise Physiology, and 10+ certifications in Nutrition and Exercise Science to create winning strategies for her clients through her company Strength & Grace. Corry has over 10 years exeperience working with pre/postnatal clients, is credited with designing the pregnancy program for Gold’s Gym International and the Mom’s N Babies Getting Fit Program for the United States Marine Corps, in addition to Co-Authoring the book 9 Months In, 9 Months Out – a holistic pregnancy book. Corry lives in Southern California with her husband and two daughters.


Corry Matthews has been: Inspiring and motivating individuals to achieve their dreams through building healthier bodies since 1998. Inspired by the transformations in her own clients throughout the years, Corry founded Corry Matthews Enterprises (CME) to help people and organizations reach their best wellness potential, through health and wellness consulting, development and coaching.

Corry’s experience includes corporate health and wellness speaking; health and fitness coaching/mentoring; corporate wellness program design, government/military fitness programming, personal training, group fitness instruction and nutrition. Corry is a professional figure/fitness athlete (International Federation of Bodybuilding) and fitness model. Corry represented Gold’s Gym International as their Pre/Postnatal Fitness Institute Expert from 2003-2010. Corry is also a board member for the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. Her work has been featured in numerous print and broadcast media outlets including: Potomac News, NBC News Channel 4, Body Fitness Magazine (UK), Flex, Max Sport and Fitness, and Oxygen.

Corry obtained her Maste’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the United States Sports Academy and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado. Corry has also obtained a wide variety of health and fitness certifications.

  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Advanced Fitness Specialist, Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor
  • American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA) Certified Pre/Postnatal Exercise Consultant
  • Certified Sports Nutritionist
  • Certified Fitness Nutritionist
  • Certified Kids Nutritionist
  • Sport Yoga (National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association)
  • Yoga Fit®
  • SilverSneakers®
  • BodyStep® (Les Mills)
  • Certifed Wellness Coach

Corry lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, daughter and two dogs.

In addition to Corry Matthews Enterprises, Corry is also the founder of Strength & Grace Fitness, Strength and Grace Fitness for Two and the Co-Owner of several Max Muscle Sports Nutrition franchises. She is also the Co-Founder of Fit & Healthy Schools.


Stacia Kelly

Hypnotherapist & Stress Mgmt Expert, Holistic Health Advisor​
Dr. Stacia Kelly is a Master Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with a PhD in Holistic Health.  She is a black belt and Certified Self Defense Instructor. She has a calming voice, brings peace and balance to people in high stress situations and into everyday life. Her clients are able to enjoy less stress and maintain an even better balance in their lives. Stacia is the Co-Author of 9 Months In, 9 Months Out, in addition to other fiction and non-fiction books.

I hold a PhD in holistic health and am a Master Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (among other things). I’m also a wife (to a talented husband), mother to one beautiful young man and three cats, martial artist, writer and sculptor. I’ve taken up strength training, running (which I still protest but do because of the results) and a massive effort to be vegetarian to be more healthy and promote healthy ideals to those I coach. I love the beach and paranormal romance novels and yes, if you find me AT the beach I have my nose buried IN a romance novel. You can find my alter ego here, where she creates worlds and stories and characters and gives them as much grief as possible.

I am a co-author of 9 Months In/9 Months Out – a holistic approach to pregnancy with the awesome experts over at ACSS Transitions. I’m a Certified Stress Management Coach as well. And, I wrote Muse Breathe. Focus. Achieve. to help writer’s overcome writer’s block.

I hold a 1st degree black belt and have been focusing on my training for 2nd degree with 6th degree Coach Tom Callos and Everything Self Defense and the 100 Network. We’re taking it out of the dojo and into the community.

While helping new clients, I’ve taken it & out of the dojo (which I mean out of the office as well) and am currently developing a Martial Arts/Fitness program for the House, a Leadership program for at risk youth in my home town and preparing to expand it into the schools of Prince William County. I (along with my husband and business partner, Nick Kelly) am also a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children (CASA) in Prince William County. We are actively working on building KittenKlaws, a non profit dedicated to providing health and safety training to at risk youth.

I founded Mind-Body-Spirit Works, just outside of Washington DC, and focus my time on holistic health coaching and writing (books, blogs, guest blogs, articles, you name it). We help people decrease their pain and stress by showing them alternative methods to counter modern day illnesses and dis-ease.

I learned a long time ago that I can achieve anything I put my mind to. I love teaching others how to do the same.

You can contact me here at Email is usually the best as I don’t like answering the phone. And, if you know my phone number, texting works too

Now for the educational/certification stuff.”because you just KNOW you’re dying to know about it”

  • A BA from Virginia Tech
  • A MA from George Mason University
  • A Doctor of Holistic Health (PhD) & Master Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (MHt)
  • A Member of the American Holistic Health Association
  • A Certified Hypnotherapist & Registered Hypnotherapist with the American Board of Hypnotherapy
  • A Certified Personal Trainer with Exercise Science Alliance and IDEA
  • A NESTA Certified Holistic Stress Management Specialist and NESTA
  • Certified Sports Hypnotist
  • YogaFit for Kids® Instructor, YogaFit Levels I & II
  • Certified, Holistic Life Coach
  • An author and lecturer
  • DC Martial Arts Examiner for
  • Co-Host: Everything Self Defense
  • Clinical Hypnotherapist Expert on ACSS Transitions
  • Founder, Stop Bullying Now – Prince William County
  • Founder, Studio13 by MBS Works
  • 1st Degree Black Belt
    As an aside, (if you’re STILL READING) I love languages, art, and other cultures. So, you can probably find me studying Swedish or Chinese lately, just because languages interest me.

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