An Inspiration for couples who can’t conceive naturally: Everyone in India knows that the first child of Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao was born through surrogacy. They both had made the announcement about this shocking news in 2011 and also committed that they were facing the problem to have a baby. So, they decided to complete their family through surrogacy. Their son was born using the technique of IVF (in-vitro fertilization) with the help of Dr. Firuza Parikh, the head of Jaslok hospital’s IVF department.
The couple got married in December 2005 and when Kiran was 38, she had suffered a miscarriage and had uterine medical problems that necessitated a surrogacy. But people in India did not want to disclose this type of news to anyone openly. The medical fraternity also thought that Aamir’s news will change the perception of people. It will inspire those couples also who are facing problems in having a child naturally. Even though, city-based fertility experts have also announced that after listening to the news of Aamir and Kiran, a lot of patients had visited their hospital and shared their problems openly to have a baby.
However, many people did not even know about IVF treatment. IVF surrogacy is also known as gestational surrogacy where pregnancy is created by the egg and sperm of the parent couple. The lady who is a surrogate is not genetically related to the child as she is just a carrier for the baby.
Let us look at some of the lessons that Aamir and Kiran have to teach society after announcing their surrogacy treatment to the public.
OPENNESS ABOUT SURROGACY
Earlier, not many couples come forward and disclosed their surrogacy as IVF and surrogacy were the words that were used behind the closed doors of doctor’s clinics. However, one of the most famous personalities has come forward and announced about their surrogate child and has opened the door of IVF for many Indian families. Now, most couples have started exploring this option openly and proudly.
YOUR WIFE’S HEALTH COMES FIRST
A woman is looked down upon with great disdain if she is unable to conceive a baby. Many husbands also pressurize their wives to conceive a baby even at a cost of their life. Kiran Rao was also facing a lot of health issues with which she was not able to have a baby. And Aamir Khan had understood her situation and then decided to have a child through this procedure.
GIVE RESPECT TO THE SURROGATE MOTHER
Most people did not respect surrogate mothers because they have the opinion that a surrogate mother sells her womb in exchange for money. But they did not understand that surrogacy, did not help them financially, but also help someone build their family. Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have changed the mindset of a lot of people.
So, if you are also facing a problem in having a child, do not think of society as many people have changed their mindset, and many will. This is a treatment that helps to build up a family. Surrogacy does not mean that the child is of a surrogate mother. It is biologically your child.