Sunday, 15 September 2013

Repect for the Surrogate Mothers

Repect for the Surrogate Mothers

Every coin has two sides similarly every profession or a deed is considered in a positive as well as in a negative way. Whether surrogacy is a boon or a bane is a big question in today’s world. It is a little difficult to maintain a balance in the world towards positive contributions. Surrogacy is a scientific boon, in other words a great sacrifice by many women who have come forward to help parents who are unable to produce their own baby. The procedure involves In Vitro Fertilization where the embryo is fertilized outside the body and implanted in a non-related surrogate mother’s uterus. Various fertility centers offer various financing programs to the surrogate mother to help her make her parenthood easier and more feasible.

Many a times it is thought, that following this pattern of surrogacy on humanitarian grounds is a misuse of the same for commercialization. But it is a living for many women who are willing to take care of all the aspects of carrying a child according to what the intended parents require. The surrogate mothers are paid very heavily these days and hence they utilize this money for their own livelihood or for educating their children or for some other good reasons. They get to become independent and earn their own money to make their lives better.

The procedure is very costly as it includes a lot of expenses like medical expense, living expense and compensation but worth the price for a gift so precious for the intended parents. There are lots of clinics with the best surrogacy arrangements and they make sure that the surrogate mothers are paid their due for the sacrifice they are making to earn a living. This is a very personal and an intimate relationship and the surrogate mother must be taken great care of as she is not only giving you a baby for a lifetime but prepared to offer her womb.

But despite the growth in these services the surrogacy is not yet officially regulated in India. Corrupt middlemen definitely attract and push uneducated and poor women into surrogate motherhood to fulfill the international needs. But this practice must be stopped and the women must be given her rights and respected in society as she is renting a womb which by itself is a big sacrifice. The child may be conceived naturally or impregnated by fertility methods performed by doctors inan infertility clinic. It is the duty of the intended parents to take care of the surrogate mother throughout the nine months and make sure that they have empathy for each other.

2 comments:

  1. The sacrifice is enormous, and the gratitude of the parents is everlasting. It is sad that those of us who have been to other clinics for our children's surrogacies cannot be in contact with the amazing women who have given us the gift of life.. What more noble and honorable gift can ever be given in the whole of life? Saying thank you and giving a gift at the time of the birth seems so inadequate. I hope IFC will continue to foster ongoing relationships with surrogate mothers, well after baby is born, and not allow only a select few to maintain a relationship with their surrogate mothers for a publicity photo op.

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  2. Infertility is a curse. Rightly said the plight of the surrogate mothers is the lack of respect given by above person and lack of respect to the country. Greed to promote another country comes first

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