Yesterday’s New York Times ran an article about embryo reduction after IVF (the two-Minus-One Pregnancy article by Ruth Padawer). I was struck by the woman’s comment in the article explaining her choice which read:
“If I had conceived these twins naturally, I wouldn’t have reduced this pregnancy, because you feel like if there’s a natural order, then you don’t want to disturb it. But we created this child in such an artificial manner – in a test tube, choosing an egg donor, having the embryo placed in me – and somehow, making a decision about how many to carry seemed to be just another choice. The pregnancy was all so consumerish to begin with, and this became yet another thing we could control.”
One comment does not constitute evidence that overall IVF couples view conceptions differently, but the article later states that demand for this kind of embryo reduction is rising. How very much in contrast this is to NaProTechnology which by keeping medicine within natural order assists couples to experience the natural conception of any child as a gift.