“Before I put down my phone, I took a picture of my son. I worried that if I didn’t I would never believe he had existed.”
On a parent’s relationship with unused embryos.
Ina May Gaskin and the battle for at-home births.
A 21-year-old falls into a coma from which he’ll never emerge. His mother, desperate to grant his wish of becoming a father, has his sperm preserved. Two years later, after a fruitless search for other alternatives, she finds a willing doctor and tries one last option: carrying her son’s child herself.