Artificial Insemination

Sorry, Kid, I Spent All My Money On Your Existence

Source: BuzzFeed News

I’ve spent thousands of dollars trying to get pregnant, and will spend many thousands more on my surrogate. And there’s still no guarantee of a baby.

When I began trying to get pregnant five years ago, I assumed it would happen easily, quickly, without too much expense. I come from highly fertile stock: My mom got pregnant after her tubes were tied; my sister got pregnant again three months after giving birth. As a single woman, I knew it wouldn’t be free, though. I’d need to get sperm and, since I didn’t plan to attempt the process at home, turkey baster style, I’d also have to involve medical professionals. But it wouldn’t take long to get pregnant, right?

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