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Surrogacy in Ireland: ‘I’ll never forget my sister saying she would carry our baby’


by IMAGE
09th Oct 2022

At the age of 17, Emma Meagher was told she had an underdeveloped womb and would never be able to carry her own children. Now a mother of three, whose children were carried by both her sister and her best friend, Emma shares the joy and heartbreak of her eight-year surrogacy journey; her advice for others; and how she still has no legal right to her own babies in Ireland.

When I was 17, I was told by my gynaecologist that I had an underdeveloped womb and that I would never be able to carry my own children. My ovaries were perfect, so I was still able to have my own babies biologically, I would just require a safe place for my babies to grow. The decision to pursue surrogacy was made for me in a way. When I received the news of my medical...

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