Artificial Wombs and Motherless Birth are discussed in this article and we do hope you find it informative and educative.
Is artificial pregnancy the Light at the end of the Tunnel for Nigeria’s high Maternal Mortality rate? Pregnancy leaves a woman with many permanent changes such as increased weight, bulging stomach, bigger feet, loose vagina, and fallen breasts.
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The nice shapely feet and sexy flat belly all become past tense even after delivery. The fact is, women not only lose their great bodies because of pregnancy, and some lose their lives in the process of childbirth.
In 2015, 814,000 women out of every 100,000 pregnant women die during childbirth in Nigeria. This number has risen to the loss of 145 pregnant women daily in 2019.
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This makes Nigeria the country with the second-highest maternal mortality rate. Is artificial pregnancy the Light at the end of the Tunnel for Nigeria’s high Maternal Mortality rate?
Over the years, this has recurrently bothered women. Especially those who are into modeling, acting, and other careers where a flawless and perfect is more or less the entry ticket and what is needed to rise through the ranks.
The changes pregnancy brings to the female body can prematurely kill promising modeling or acting career. The fear of this keeps some female models from having babies.
Artificial Wombs and Motherless Birth
According to The New York Times, since 2000, Ms. Elliott-Ramirez’s stopgap agency has dealt only with professional models during and immediately following their pregnancies. She came up with the idea after she could not get work as a model after she became pregnant. Ms. Elliott-Ramirez held her belly in until she could no longer do so.
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As a resident of New York at the time, she called agencies, asking if maternity modeling contracts had. She said, their response was: ‘Call me when you get back into shape.’ and it both discouraged and encouraged her to start an agency for pregnant and nursing-mother models.
Howbeit, the recent scientific discovery of motherless births is great news for women in this category and also those who due to one medical condition or the other cannot have their babies naturally.
Couples can now donate their eggs and sperm to medical centers equipped with artificial wombs (ectogenesis facilities), check back in 40 weeks for their baby.
This way couples can continue with their normal lives without pregnancy interfering in their coital activities or limiting them in the ways it does.
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Although incubation of premature babies, which is a form of ectogenesis has been in use for years, there are predictions that by 2074, artificial pregnancy (ectogenesis) will account for 70% of births around the world.
That leaves us with questions such as, is surrogacy fast becoming a term in medical history books? Will homosexuality become rampant as gay couples can simply opt for ectogenesis to get their own kids? Will beautiful baby bumps become scarce? Will we begin to have more career women?
Will employers finally lay aside the biases against hiring females since there will be no loss of manhours during maternity leaves? And more importantly, is artificial pregnancy the light at the end of the tunnel for Nigeria’s high Maternal Mortality rate? Indeed, there are many questions begging for answers.
It is important to say that this development is a slap on the face of tokophobia, which is an extreme fear of pregnancy in women.
Tokophobic women can now donate their eggs alongside their partners and have their own kids. The rate of maternal deaths will be reduced to its barest minimum when comes to stay.