Nollywood veteran actress, Ini Edo broke surprising news revealing how and why she chose surrogacy to give birth to a baby girl recently.
According to records, Ini Edo is now the second celebrity star in Nigeria to publicly admit that she gave birth through surrogacy following an ex-beauty queen, Nike Osinowo, who announced similarly around 2013.
What exactly is surrogacy?
Well, there are two types of Surrogacy; Traditional Surrogacy and Gestational Surrogacy.
Traditional surrogacy. This is when a female who gets artificially insemination with the father’s sperm then carry the child and give birth to him or her for you and your spouse to grow.
Traditional surrogate refers to the child’s biological mother simply because it was their egg that was fertilized by the father’s sperm. Donor sperm can also be used.
When Asked Why Surrogacy?
The star responded that it wasn’t in her mind to cough about her child openly till she is one-year-old but couldn’t hold it any longer when ‘‘mischief-makers’’ began rumouring fatal lies about her.
The popular actress and businesswoman said she chose surrogacy for her rest of mind and that of her child then avoid controversies.
“One other cardinal excuse why I chose a donor is that it makes me fear me when I see quarrels and hate argument trend between mom and dad over a child in social communities or when I observe the father talking tough that nothing will make loose hold of the child when things go haywire between them. To me, it scares me how that would affect the child. Naturally, it’s marriage, then children but we are so realistic about life.
” Personally I don’t allow any condition to weigh me down. I make lemonades out of lemons thrown my way and have no regrets. Life itself is so fragile and short to be striving for perfection. I am well and capable of taking care of my own child as I’ve been taking care of myself. I wanted a child and thank God for the options of surrogacy and donors.”
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