#14

An update on my surrogacy journey

A person perched on the edge of a concrete wall, only their lower body and legs are visible.
A person perched on the edge of a concrete wall, only their lower body and legs are visible.
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay


Fiction Friday

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#13

After many years of wanting to be a surrogate, I decided to do it during a pandemic

Stylised graphic of a hand marking a cross over a date on a calendar
Stylised graphic of a hand marking a cross over a date on a calendar
Image from PxHere

My long journey to reclaim my voice was finally nearly over

Black-and-white photo of the lower half of a woman’s face only showing her mouth, which is smiling
Black-and-white photo of the lower half of a woman’s face only showing her mouth, which is smiling
Image from pixy

#12

Having my hormonal implant removed during a pandemic

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My three break-ups taught me a lot about friendship

A man and a woman look at each other in front of a large body of water
A man and a woman look at each other in front of a large body of water
Image from Piqsels


#11

Removing my genetic link to the child that I plan to carry

Microscopic image of an egg being fertilised through IVF
Microscopic image of an egg being fertilised through IVF
Image by Elena Έλενα Kontogianni Κοντογιάννη from Pixabay

Traditional surrogacy


#10

A surrogate’s ponderings on childbirth before my first pregnancy

A new-born child’s hand grips an adult’s finger.
A new-born child’s hand grips an adult’s finger.
© Jason Pratt (cc-by/2.0)

#9

The importance of life insurance and wills for surrogacy

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Life insurance


#8

When I had my hormonal implant fitted 3 years ago, I didn’t expect to be having it removed in the middle of a pandemic.

Stylised drawing of various methods of contraception with the words “safe”, “family”, “planning” and “contraception”.
Stylised drawing of various methods of contraception with the words “safe”, “family”, “planning” and “contraception”.
Image from Pixy

Kim Barrett

Freelancer writer and software developer based in Oxford, UK. https://kbarrett.github.io/

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