Would you carry your sister’s baby if she was unable to get pregnant or carry a baby to term? Would you do the same for a close friend of yours who you know has been trying to conceive for years, or who cannot sustain a pregnancy? How about a stranger whose dreams of having a child would be possible through you?
I’ve always heard about surrogate moms, and always wanted to ask them so many questions. For example, what if you bonded with the baby so much and began having second thoughts about giving up the child? What if you became attached, after feeling the kicks, movements and all? What if after you give birth you held the baby in your arms, and didn’t want to let go? Or do you believe you wouldn’t develop any bonding emotions with the baby at all? Is that possible?
Then, I always wanted to know how much do surrogate moms in Kenya charge? Because I understand the services don’t come cheap.
So anyway I’ve actually never met a surrogate mom, most likely because in Kenya –and in Africa, the topic still remains hush-hush (issues of infertility are not widely spoken about), until I came across the news item below on Citizen TV.
It’s the story of Winnie Maina, mom to a four year-old daughter. Winnie is pregnant, and after she delivers the baby, she’ll have given birth a total of three times, but will remain a mother of one. Winnie carries babies on behalf of couples who have challenges in conceiving or carrying babies to term. Watch Winnie’s story:
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So, would you consider being a surrogate mom?