I listened to this documentary last night on Ideas on CBC Radio 1. The CBC, with its adult voices speaking intelligently to keep me company during the day as I look after Sam, has become my new best friend since I’ve been on maternity leave. Alison Motluk’s From Here to Maternity examines the human effects of current reproductive technologies such as egg donation and surrogate motherhood. It was a very thought-provoking piece. I have to admit that after having Sam, even though I am 40 years old, I actually considered, in an idle sort of way, offering myself as a surrogate mother; I loved pregnancy and giving birth that much, even with the attendant discomforts and inconveniences. Listening to others’ experiences of surrogacy, however, has pretty much dispelled that little daydream. Give it a listen if you’ve got an hour, it’s well worth your time.