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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    Personal experience doesn't make a good doctor. What next, are you going to purposely go and contract HIV to empathise with your ID patients?.
    of course I'm not going to inflict every affliction on to myself just to experience it, that's ridiculous and you know it. it's not the sole reason I'm interested in experiencing pregnancy, but it's one reason. helping someone achieve their goals is another reason.

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    I agree that the primary reason should be to help others but I can also see the op point on wanting to be able to better empathise with her patients having experienced pregnancy herself. I'm a vet and one condition we see very often is cats with pleural effusions and after developing severe ohss and a massive pleural effusion I can appreciate so much more what my patients are experiencing. Me and dh both agree that now we are probably a lot better with pain management as before I didn't really appreciate the pain aspect, I thought it was just uncomfortable not being able to breathe but actually the pain is awful. So I would say that I feel my personal experiences have had a positive impact on my work and benefit my patients.

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    Hi pen, looks like everyone is downing this.... I have a medical background, minimally maternal but wanted a kid, I have one thru ivf, was not interested in pregnancy, would have got dh to do that if possible, but it was kind of cool, so yep is an experience.... It took a good few months after having ds to get very clucky for me, now everything is about him, he's 23 mths and still bf and I don't want to force him off, but I do understand ur wish so it's win win, hope it works for u.... Donating eggs Isn't without risk anyway....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    I think surrogacy should come from a place of true altruism. Your desire is not altruistic at its heart, altruism seems a distant second to your own personal (and my opinion odd) desire to experience pregnancy.

    A better option for you would be to donate eggs but as your prime desire is not to help others that may not interest you.
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    Not so much a distant second, it's merely one of the handful of reasons it interests me. Donating my eggs is also of interest to me, my rationale being "if I'm not using them, someone else can".

    As I've said, I know this seems all very flippant, particularly to this audience, but I'm just being honest. And I appreciate your honesty! We all have different motivations for what we do in life, and I really do appreciate hearing everyone's views.

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    pennycakes, I think it is safe to say that majority of replies were coming from a place of concern. Best of luck with what you decide to do.
    Last edited by Tinkers; 18-06-2016 at 20:04.

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