16 July 2010

Utah Woman to Rent Half of Duplex Uterus

What is... uterus didelphys?
In a female fetus, the uterus starts out as two small tubes. As the fetus develops, the tubes normally join to create one larger, hollow organ - the uterus. Sometimes, however, the tubes don't join completely. Instead, each one develops into a separate cavity. This condition is called uterus didelphys or double uterus. Double uterus is rare - and sometimes not even diagnosed. According to one estimate, uterine abnormalities occur in as many as 4 percent of women who have normal pregnancies, and of these women, about 5 percent have a double uterus. -Mayo Clinic
In the US mountain west state of Utah, lives a 36 year old woman who was born with a duplex uterus, or uterus didelphys. Since both her left and her right uteri are perfectly functional, she is able to conceive children in several ways: In just the left or just the right uterus, or in both uteri at once.

She is happily married, and until now has devoted both of her uteri to bearing children to just her husband. But as the Obama Depression deepens, she has decided to rent out half her uterus to earn extra cash for the family.

"It's either that, or we have to move out of our beautiful Provo home," she said. How does her husband feel about her decision? "Well, he's not really thrilled about it," she says, "but we can use the money."

When questioned, the woman admitted that indeed she is currently pregnant in both uteri. She confessed that only one of the children is her husband's. Which one?

"Well, my husband is really conservative, so I've reserved my right uterus to him. The left uterus is going to be the money-maker."

How does she control which uterus will bear which man's child? "Okay, well, if I want to get the right uterus pregnant, I just lie on my right side for a half hour after intercourse with my husband. If I want to get the left one pregnant...er, I just make sure I'm already pregnant with my husband's baby in my right uterus first -- and then, I also lie on my left side for about 8 hours after intercourse."

Here is an excerpt from a news release about this unusual situation:
A Utah woman is pregnant with two babies. It wouldn't be that unusual, except that these babies aren't twins. Hard to believe?....[Not for the mother. She planned it that way.]

[The woman's] first ultrasound revealed something shocking to...her doctor.

"[The mother] and I both had the look of surprise," said [the woman's doctor], with [Provo] OB/GYN in [Provo]. [The mother was actually faking her surprise.]

What they saw were two separate babies at slightly different stages of development.

"[My doctor said] I'm five weeks and four days in one, and six weeks and one day in the other," [the woman] said.

She knew she was born with the rare condition called didelphys, meaning two uteruses. It was never an issue in her other pregnancies, but this time she conceived in both....

...[the woman] had to break the news to her husband....Though just 20 weeks along now, the babies are already creating a buzz for the family..."As far as setting up bleachers and selling tickets, we are not anticipating that, though," [the doctor] said. _KSL.com_via_Impactlab

Half of the woman's OB expenses are being paid by the anonymous sperm donour, but she will receive an extremely generous payment when the delivered infant is handed over to the biological father and his family.

"I know that a lot of people frown on this kind of thing, but I figure that I was given this gift, so I may as well make the most of it. I mean, someday we will have artificial uteruses, and people will pay to have their babies incubated in them. What I am doing is not so different from that."

Author's note: The story you have read is only partly true. The names of the real people in the story have been obscured, and the photograph has been changed so as not to misrepresent actual individuals. The story as written here has very little to do with them. That is why it is labeled "plagiaristic satire." Someday Al Fin may get in big trouble for letting me publish this kind of story here.

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Blogger gtg723y said...

It is a good way for a woman to make a lot of money if she is willing to deal with the physical aftermath. It takes just as long to lose the weight gained during pregnancy as it takes to gain it, then there is the issue of tearing..... For the sake of the men I won't divulge into tearing. The recovery from pregnancy is a long road that requires a lot of patience, and then there is the pregnancy its self. But if the price is right then there are women out there that will put their bodies through a lot.

Sunday, 18 July, 2010  
Blogger al fin said...

Yes, that is true.

Once artificial wombs are perfected, a lot of women will probably decide to skip the pregnancy altogether, and just go in vitro.

A lot of girls are paying their college bills by selling their eggs. Some of them might consider going for the big score, and renting their uterus to some high roller for a nice cash stake to start out with.

Sunday, 18 July, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any post about artificial wombs?
How much advanced is the tech?

Monday, 19 July, 2010  
Blogger Heaven's Thunder Hammer said...

The fact that she let another man fertilize one of her eggs is pretty f***ing gross. It is a form of adultery and prostitution to do that.

Why not just be a surrogate mother? I guess that doesn't pay as well.

Monday, 09 July, 2012  

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