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    Thoughts on artificial insemination?

    created by Savann96 30 days 12 hours 13 minutes ago

    Category: World

    Thoughts on artificial insemination?

    I read an article a long time ago about how more women are going to college than men, and some women discussed getting artificial insemination, since being in a relationship either wasn't working out or was just wasting their time. One woman even confessed that after trying to help her boyfriend, who wouldn't go to college and was trying to make a living as a gamer, which wasn't working out all the best, in addition to wanting to have a child that he wasn't willing to have, she split from him and had a plan to get artificially inseminated, which apparently a lot of women are doing now.

    What are your thoughts on it? Have a great Sunday!

    Re: Thoughts on artificial insemination?

    Hey Savaan,

    This is a very interesting and I'm assuming perhaps could be quite controversial topic.

    I understand the desire to want to have children and the frustration in finding a compatible mate like in the example you gave. So on some level it makes sense to me that someone may turn to artificial insemination if they feel their "clock is ticking" and they are still not in a compatible relationship.

    In an ideal world a family would be created naturally through the love of two people for each other but unfortunately we don't live in an ideal world.

    I'm honestly not sure which side of the fence I'm on at this time. I could understand the rationale for both sides.

    Looking forward to reading what others have to say about this.

    Thanks for the thought provoking forum and have a good one!!


    Re: Thoughts on artificial insemination?

    Good morning,
    I actually know a lady who had this done and has a daughter now. I am incredibly happy for her for having a family and I know she is a great mom however, I can’t help but think how hard it will be for the little girl when she can understand that she will never know her dad and that her mom selected her donor out of a catalog. I believe that would be hard to grasp and hard to deal with when you can understand.

    I also am greatly exposed to many children in our foster care systems locally and how many children absolutely need a loving home. In my opinion, I would not consider the above option but rather adopt a child who is already in need.

    As a mom, being pregnant was a beautiful thing and I am absolutely grateful I had the ability to carry my two babies and that I get to be their mom but they were created out of mutual love between both my husband and myself. My husband equally wanted his children and I think that’s an important component.

    Thanks for the topic!


    Re: Thoughts on artificial insemination?

    Hi Savanna,

    I have a slightly different take on this subject. My parents wanted children so badly that after learning that they suffered from infertility, they decided to try adoption and fertility treatments simultaneously. The treatments consisted of shots for my mom, then an insemination when it was determined that there was a viable egg. She then was inseminated with my dad's sperm, and my brother was conceived. They were about halfway through the adoption process when they found out they were expecting my brother. They made the decision at that time to stop the adoption in favor of the biological baby. They repeated the process to get me.

    So my answer to your question is, since I would not most likely not be here without artificial insemination, YAY! (unless I am having a bad day, LOL!)

    Thanks for the topic, and have a great day!


    Re: Thoughts on artificial insemination?

    This is definitely a controversial topic. I understand the desire to have a child, and to carry a child inside you. So I get why a woman would want to go this route.

    However, I can understand the concern work it too. As Morgan mentioned, it could be hard for a child to understand why they don't have a dad. Yes, they technically have one, but not one anyone knows. And I'm sure there would be great struggles being a single mother as well. My husband has been working a later shift much of the past 2 weeks, and not having any help at home after I get home from work is very draining.

    I do not believe there is a right or wing answer here. Everyone has their own reasons for choosing to use AI.

    Good topic.