Back Side of the Moon
Laura had been in the position of a surrogate mother for some time and recalled her previous pregnancies when she was carrying two of her children. It was so cool, so fascinatingly pleasant, although it was accompanied by some discomfort, which for the first time manifested itself in ecstatic births, and the second - in the birth bath. But in both cases, the feelings were amazing - the feeling that she could move mountains!
Laura is a compassionate woman. She understands that helping other women who are deprived of the happy opportunity to have a biologically own child without being able to bear and give birth to her is her mission.
Traditional surrogacy - when a woman uses her own eggs, and the technology used in conception is usually no more difficult than in broiler turkey - this is like stigma. How can a mother give her child to another woman? How can you ask a woman to do this? Moreover, a surrogate pregnancy with the use of biological material of the very future mother, doomed to separation from her child is akin to compulsion! At the same time, relations with prospective parents are a very delicate matter, one can never be sure that the biological mother does not change her mind and does not want to save the child, despite the contracts and any agreements.
Gestational surrogacy makes it all easier. Psychological screening has become more difficult, but with the help of reproductive technologies it has become possible to completely eliminate the danger of feeling an insurmountable maternal affection; gestational surrogacy is legally completely deprived of parental rights. Laura is not a biological mother; the children will belong only to their genetic parents, and as soon as they are born, the woman who bore them and gave birth will not have any legal basis to make any demands.
Gestational surrogates are happier because they cannot and do not try to have a genetic relationship with the baby, and this makes legal incidents much more transparent. It is obvious that women can more easily cope with the idea of abandoning children when they are not connected with their blood ties. Many people indignantly ask Laura: “How can you refuse these babies after they are born?” But Laura knows that she does not refuse them, she returns them to parents. Her friend Nadezhda, already an experienced surrogate mother, says: “It’s always difficult to say goodbye to babies. But I always felt ready mentally and emotionally: these are not my babies; they cannot feel like my children, and they never will be. But how wonderful it is to understand that you could help at least someone in this life to feel happy! ”
Visit numerous online resources and you will notice that women often talk about surrogacy as a kind of adventure. This is a natural reaction to an event that has a beginning, middle and end, an event with many unknowns. But any adventure, even the most pleasant, also implies a degree of responsibility.
And in this sense, many women who have experienced such an adventure compare their condition with the loss of control over the situation, the point of no return, especially during gestation of embryos. They seem to be closely related to the fruits, which are largely part of their bodies, but do not belong to them.
Laura spent many hours in thought, moving from one extreme state to another. But she understood that giving up her own comfort was a requirement of her surrogate potential. In addition, she was happy for her friends, for whom she bore their children while they rested in warm countries. “What exotic island will I be on when this is over?” - thought Laura and smiled mysteriously.
based on https://www.babble.com/