It used to be you had sex and you got pregnant—or you didn't. Now, with the help of medical research, there are all kinds of ways women can get pregnant and have babies. Sarah Jessica Parker is using a surrogate, and there's also IVF (in vitro fertilization), IUI (intrauterine insemination), sperm donors, egg donors, frozen ovaries, frozen eggs, and frozen sperm.
According to Motherlode, one woman, Marissa Evans, is hoping to use a surrogate to become a grandmother even though her son is dead. He was killed in an assault outside a bar, and his mother Marissa received a court order to retrieve his sperm posthumously because he had often spoken of having three sons whom he'd already named (Hunter, Tod, and Van).
"The possibilities are endless and that could be a problem, says Liza Mundy, author of Everything Conceivable: How the Science of Assisted Reproduction Is Changing Our World. 'When there is always something else to try,' she says, 'There is no permission to stop. That's the hardest part of the process for couples. For most of them, the permission to stop comes when they run out of money. And that can bring guilt and feelings of failure.'"
Do you think there is such a thing as going too far? Do you think people should consider adoption instead? How far would you go to have a baby if you had infertility issues?