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Instagram Live with Mama Glow

Posted On May 3rd, 2021

Here is the link to Kathy Benardo’s IG live interview with Mama Glow. We discussed many issues regarding third party reproduction. https://www.instagram.com/tv/COQjpkfpMBh/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

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Are IVF Babies Different?

Posted On October 11th, 2021

I’m going to split the question into two parts: one is easy to answer and one’s a little harder. 

So first, are they better? Are they superhuman? The answer to that is absolutely NO. 

No one does IVF to create a superhuman. People who use IVF do it as a last resort after many unsuccessful attempts to have children the natural way. So no one’s taking superhuman sperm and supermodel Ivy League eggs and putting them together to create some superhuman. That just doesn’t happen. The reason we want to procreate is to pass on our own DNA. That’s behind the sex drive and everything that makes us go. And so in IVF, when people want to have their own babies, they want their own zygotes. They want their own DNA. They don’t want some outside superhuman DNA. They want kids who are like them. And even when people look for donors, they look for donors who look like them. That’s the main search criterion for most recipients: to find a donor who looks like them because they want kids who are like them. They don’t want some superhuman. That’s the realm of science fiction when it comes to IVF that people were afraid of: that these super creatures would be created in the lab.

Now the other thing is: are IVF kids not as good? Are they defective in some way? Is there some problem with IVF children? Well, we know in general that IVF can have a risk of premature birth and low birth weight,

 

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Surrogacy Finally Legal in New York!

Posted On April 14th, 2020

The Child-Parent Security Act has passed in New York, but the regulations for a New York surrogacy are so onerous, I suspect most New York residents will work out of state anyway. The law is applicable to situations where the carrier resides in and/or will deliver in New York State.  If intended parents live in New York and work with an out of state gestational carrier, the additional burdens and expenses involved with satisfying New York’s statutory requirements will not apply.  New York’s statutory framework in the CPSA has been promoted (by the legislators and lawyers involved in its creation, primarily) as ground-breaking.  It is not.  Many states and surrogacy programs have been protecting carriers and intended parents carefully and comprehensively for years.

 

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Covid-19 and IVF

Posted On April 14th, 2020

Everything is pretty much suspended for now. I explain in this week’s video.

 

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Pennsylvania Moms Make Great Surrogates!

Posted On January 18th, 2020

Pennsylvania women can serve as gestational carriers no matter where in the state they live: surrogates stay with the OB/GYN practice where they had their own children and their everyday schedule stays pretty much the same. Minimal travel is required.

With the Northeast Assisted Fertility Group, surrogates choose the intended family that is the right fit for them. They receive expert attention and the best medical care.

Put money into savings, toward college educations for the kids, or just general expenses: base cash compensation starts at $50,000 and the total compensation package will exceed $60,000.

 

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