LOTD: From Here to Maternity, part 1

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.


About Lisa

My name is Lisa, and I used to have a mostly knitting blog called 42 Main Street, at http://www2.cyg.net/~lisafortin. I became a mom in January 2010, and suddenly I wasn't knitting very much any more. Then Blogger stopped supporting FTP and I couldn't keep blogging at that address any more. Although I originally planned to start a new 42 Main Street on WordPress, somehow that identity didn't really fit any more, so I decided it was "Time to Reboot," and that's why you'll find me here now: https://timetoreboot.wordpress.com.
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2 Responses to LOTD: From Here to Maternity, part 1

  1. mf says:

    oooh, I love listening to the radio. My Most Favourite Shows are Radiolab and News From Lake Wobegon (which I download as podcasts).

  2. Lisa says:

    Ooh, I love the author of Lake Wobegon whose name escapes me now, never thought to download the podcasts, thanks for the suggestion! Will check out Radiolab too, not familiar with it. Do you like The Vinyl Cafe too?

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