By CRYSTAL HENRY
I’m the lady who loves being pregnant. Stretch marks, barfing, bloating, episiotomies and all I think the miracle of pregnancy is fascinating and magical. The ability of a woman’s body to grow a complete person in less than a year is amazing to me, and feeling that little person kick and twirl around in your ribcage is just the best.
But I never in my life want to take one of those little sleep mongers home with me again. I’ve ridden that stallion twice already, and I’m quite happy with my two little darlings who can now speak the King’s English.
Instead, I’m getting my pregger fix by growing a human for someone else. Gestational surrogacy is becoming more common in our culture, but it’s still a mystery to many who do not understand it. And while I absolutely love to talk to people about what exactly it entails, there are a few questions that might just tip a hormonal surrogate over the edge.
1. How can you possibly give up a baby you’ve carried for 9 months? That’s messed up.