While we all learned about the “birds and the bees” in our school years, having a baby may not be so easy. As we all know, life can be rife with complications. And the inability to conceive remains a focal point for so many individuals.
For those who have traveled the infertility road, it’s one paved with sadness, hours at a doctor’s office, medications, shots, and anxiety-driven treatments. Added onto this, there are times when couples need to wait weeks, if not months, to see another specialist.
Infertility is a disease which affects numerous people. In fact, numbers from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that more than 7 million Americans are diagnosed with it.
And this is just within the United States of America. These numbers are magnified even more so worldwide. If one takes a moment to wrap their minds around it, the calculations are utterly staggering. Both men and women around the world are undergoing treatments for their infertility.
Depending on the medical protocol, fertility specialists may recommend medication to trigger the release of eggs, in vitro fertilization, or intrauterine insemination.
While a group of couples may reach pregnancy success, others may not.
Still, don’t give up.
The human pursuit of conceiving is not for the “chosen or fortunate.” Everyone has the right to the love of a child.
The world of medicine through egg donation and surrogacy has changed the dynamics of parenthood in the 21st century.
Pulling at their heartstrings, women are stepping forward as egg donors and surrogates.
“It means the world to me knowing that I can give someone the greatest gift of all: a baby,” said Anne, a surrogate at Extraordinary Conceptions, an international egg donor and surrogate agency based in Southern California.
Surrogates, just like Anne, are astonishing women who continually reinforce that parenthood dreams do come true.