One Born Every Minute
How Far Would You Go To Get Pregnant?
Rendezvous’ at crazy hours, popping pills and shooting up. It’s a hard knocks life for many women today. After experiencing a hard time getting knocked up these are some of the techniques women are exploring to become pregnant.
From meticulously tracking their ovulation cycle and scheduling baby making sessions, to employing the use of medical intervention from IVF (in vitro fertilization) to IUI (intrauterine insemination) requiring medication and daily shots. For women experiencing fertility issues these methods are genuine life lines. Bringing a new life into the world is not as natural of a thing as it used to be. The old fashioned way has given way to surrogates and sperm donors for some.
Dealing with infertility is also costly. The emotional cost to couples dealing with infertility is often immeasurable. But what you can put a number to is the cost of fertility treatments. Couples can spend tens of thousands of dollars before they ever welcome that little one into the family. And the hope is that these bucks will actually produce a child which is not always the case. In some cases, they actually produce a number of children as multiples are more common with those using IVF. I know people on both sides of the fertility issue. Those people whom you wish weren’t so fertile and lack the means financially or emotionally to properly care for children but seem to pop out a new kid each year. And those people who have a heart for children and family and have been trying for years to begin their own.
But how far is too far when it comes to getting pregnant? Where does the line start and stop when it comes to medical intervention? Some IVF enthusiasts are trying to use the procedure to create what they term as “smart babies” a process of choosing the most intelligent embryos and discarding the rest. By whose standard are these embryos considered smart? In the UK a woman plans to donate her womb to her daughter who through a rare genetic disorder was born without one. Elsewhere, a woman who wishes to fulfill her deceased son's desire to have children has had his sperm frozen and is currently looking for egg donors and a surrogate.
The journey to becoming a mom is rarely an easy one for any woman. What are you supportive of when it comes to medical intervention and pregnancy?