Shannon Garner: the Woman Who Will Let You Borrow Her Uterus

no filter

06 Nov 2016 · 44 minutes

Shannon Garner: the Woman Who Will Let You Borrow Her Uterus
play Episode

What happens when you give birth to a baby girl who isn’t yours? You will never breastfeed her, never live in the same house as her, and will never, ever be called 'mum'. This was Shannon Garner’s experience not that long ago. The mother-of-two decided to be a surrogate for a gay couple she had never met, and around 12 months later, Shannon gave birth to their baby Elsie. Unsurprisingly, Mia had SO many questions about surrogacy. How do you endure the heartache of leaving that hospital with empty arms? What is her relationship with Elsie and her two dads now? And Shannon was gracious enough to answer them all.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Shannon Garner.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 


Suggest a guest via: [email protected]

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook
This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

If you want to buy the book mentioned on No Filter, go to, where you will find every book we talk about on any of our shows in one place.

More Episodes

Load More
00:00 / ???