I'm looking for peoples thoughts on this.
post #1 of 40
2/11/06 at 7:01pm
|Necessary qualifications include:
× Between the ages of 21 and 30
× No more than 25% over ideal body weight
× Regular menstrual cycles
× No history of sexually transmitted diseases
× No known genetic disorders
Additionally, you must have current health insurance and live in the Greater Denver, Colorado area.
Originally Posted by Elowyn
If you haven't needed infertility treatment, you have NO idea what it's like. I don't care what other traumas you've had - it's a different one altogether.
Originally Posted by FreeThinkinMama
Why should I read your book? Obviously you didn't bother reading what anyone else had to say.
|When I took fertility drugs I knew about the risks, they were worth it to me.|
|If someone decides to donate their eggs, whether the doctor tells them of the risks or not they should be educated enough to do their own research and give their decision careful thought. Just because something carries a risk though doesn't mean that will be the outcome. Being pregnant carries a risk of death, heck driving a car carries a risk of death.|
|The first test tube baby was how many decades agi ago?|
|We know a lot more about this technology nowadays. Using a story that happened a couple decades ago to prove your point isn't very persuasive.|
|Applejuice, you lost your husband.|
Originally Posted by applejuice
We all lose something in this life; no one leaves this life getting all of the things they want, and this is not the proper forum for this statement.
I only want to reach out to women who are desperate to become mothers to keep their minds, eyes and ears open.
I know the lawyer who wrote the Surrogacy Law in California, and some of the doctors he was using in his surrogacy service have lost their license to practice medicine through gross malpractice and have left the country.
Yet this lawyer considers himself a pioneer of sorts.
He never thought it was right to pay the surrogate; he thinks that women should rent their wombs for free and not even get a mention on the birth certificate. How can anyone do decent research on this procedure if half of the information is never recorded?
|I personally wish more couples would adopt in lieu of IVF. I TOTALLY understand the urge to have "your" baby, and I myself have a baby dh and I "made the old fashioned way" so I feel like I can't understand the plight of the other side. But, there are soooo many babies/children in need of homes! DH and I will not "make" any more kids, and are considering adoption. I think that if your body is reluctant to make or grow a child, then use that as an oppurtunity to look at the needs of another life, a life who needs nurturing, love and a family.|