I recently watched a new movie called google baby. It was an interesting take on Surrogacy in India.
A big part of the movie shows the Surrogates living "a life of luxury" as the sit or lay down in a room together
on wall to wall cots. The room has a TV in the corner and the staff brings them food.
They are basically on bed rest for the entire pregnancy.
Then their husband and kids would come and visit them during the day.
It actually looks like a surrogate jail - where they get "three hots and a cot."
As I watched the show it is really easy for me to think "how inhuman" and "undignified"
the experience must be for the India Surrogate women.
In our case our surrogate is far away, lives with her family, has a job that gets her out of the house often,
and gets to pick/choose her own diet without my interference or suggestions.
Now to be honest, after giving the whole idea a few days of thought, I have some to realize that if my Surrogate
was in the same town as me, the conversation would go like this -
Do you want to lay down on the bed or sit on the coach?
Do you need some water?
Have you had any protein today?
What kind of fruit would you like?
Do you want to watch a movie?
Are you going to eat that fruit?
Would you like me to get you a magazine?
Eat that fruit!
Here is another glass of water.
Are you ready for more fruit?
How about now?
Ummmm.... why are you getting up off of the coach?
Sit down....Lay down.......Here.
Do you need another pillow.
Let me get you more water.
To go with your fruit.
I can say with 100% confidence I would be saying those words in a loop.
ALL Day Long.
For the ENTIRE pregnancy.
Our surrogate would be fighting for a C-section.
So that she could get away from the crazy person (me) as soon as possible.
I just can't help thinking that my surrogate is SO lucky that she lives in another state.