Nigerians woke up to the word ”surrogate” dominating most of the internet discussions today. Why is ‘Surrogate’ trending and what does it matter? First, let’s understand the words at play.
a woman who becomes pregnant usually by artificial insemination or surgical implantation of a fertilized egg for the purpose of carrying the fetus to term for another woman
is an arrangement, often supported by a legal agreement, whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant, carry the pregnancy to due term, and give birth to a child or children, all the foregoing for and on behalf of another person or persons, who are or will ultimately become the parent(s) of the newborn child or children.
People may seek a surrogacy arrangement when pregnancy is medically impossible, when pregnancy risks present an unacceptable danger to the mother’s health, or when a man alone or a male couple wishes to have a child. In these arrangements, monetary compensation may or may not be involved. Receiving money for the arrangement is considered commercial surrogacy; receiving no compensation beyond reimbursement of reasonable expenses is altruistic
The main gist.
It appears there’s no end in sight concerning the feud between Nigerian’s foremost blogger, Linda Ikeji and ex-governor’s daughter, Kemi Omololu Olunloyo. Yesterday, Linda announced the birth of her son, Baby J in an Instagram post
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However, Kemi Olunloyo made a video in which she insisted that Linda Ikeji is not capable of carrying her own child, adding that the only way she would ever become a mother is through surrogacy. Kemi first congratulated Linda on the birth of baby J but maintained Linda Ikeji’s son was given birth to by a surrogate mom.