I think it’s time, amid the debate surrounding surrogacy, to take a moment and recognize the real people who are offering so much for the benefit of infertile couples – both in the United States and worldwide.
(PRWEB) May 05, 2016
Mother’s Day can be a harsh reminder to many women that they may never experience the joy of being mothers themselves. While families across the United States celebrate motherhood, 6.7 million women in the U.S. -- about 11% of the reproductive-age population – suffer from infertility that will prevent them from having children, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
About 90% of infertility cases will be treated with medication or surgery. But for the remaining tens of thousands of infertile women, IVF and Assisted Reproduction is the key to the dream of becoming a family. For many, Gestational Surrogacy is the safe and secure option that will lead to the joy of motherhood.
“Despite the recent controversy spun up by the media, Gestational Surrogacy is a healthy and reliable treatment option for infertile women,” says William Houghton, Director of Sensible Surrogacy. “There are thousands of women who suffer years of fertility treatments and failed pregnancies, and in the end are left emotionally and financially exhausted. But with the help of a caring Surrogate Mother, these women are given a second chance at motherhood.”
In Gestational Surrogacy (known widely as just ‘surrogacy’), a “Surrogate Mother” carries the pregnancy for a woman who is unable to conceive or carry a pregnancy on her own. Surrogate Mothers are the great unsung heroes of fertility medicine. They offer 9 months of discomfort, inconvenience, and even serious health risk to give birth to a healthy baby for another couple.
“We owe these women a huge debt of gratitude,” says Houghton. “Somehow in the debate about how surrogacy should be regulated, we’ve lost sight of the amazing gift that these women offer.”
To remind people of this great gift, Sensible Surrogacy is promoting “Surrogate Mothers Day” on Monday, May 9. The special day follows directly on the footsteps of traditional Mothers Day. The uncommon holiday is an occasion to pay respects to the women who volunteer to help infertile women achieve their dreams of becoming mothers themselves.
“I think it’s time, amid the debate surrounding surrogacy, to take a moment and recognize the real people who are offering so much for the benefit of infertile couples – both in the United States and worldwide. They are not just talking points in a political debate – these are real women who deserve an enormous debt of gratitude.”
Sensible Surrogacy believes all parents should show their appreciation for surrogate mothers on May 9. If you know someone who has served as a surrogate mother, send them a note and let them know how supportive you feel about what they’ve done.
If you don’t know a surrogate mother personally, Sensible Surrogacy will send a card on your behalf to one of the thousands of women serving as a surrogate in the United States this year. To request a card to be sent in your name, fill out the form at the Sensible Surrogacy website.
“Regardless of how you feel about surrogacy personally, we should all support these remarkable women who are offering so much to so many childless couples,” says Houghton. "At least one day a year we can put aside the debate over politics and legislation and focus on the individual lives that are involved. This is that opportunity.”
When someone requests a card be sent via the surrogacy consultancy, they will send an appreciative e-card or paper greeting card to one of the surrogate mothers now assisting an infertile couple through the Sensible Surrogacy consultancy, or on behalf of clients of one of their sister agencies. Senders can provide a supportive message or remain anonymous.
“We hope this small show of support will help make their nine months of work a bit easier and a bit more gratifying,” said Houghton.
About Sensible Surrogacy:
Sensible Surrogacy is an ethical IVF & surrogacy consultancy with client support in Europe and North America. We arrange affordable, complete and experienced surrogacy services through our overseas clinics and coordinators. We have relationships with clinics in Kiev, PhnomPehn, Cancun, Los Angeles, and Mumbai. Our mission is to help couples create loving families.