British mother Tara Sawyer has given birth seven times, but she claims that she’s so addicted to the “rush” of pregnancy that she “won’t stop until her womb falls out.”
The 37-year-old, who has four children of her own, says that she feels at her best when pregnant. Over the past two years, she’s borne three children for two other couples, and has no plans of stopping anytime soon, claiming that “Surrogacy is very addictive. It’s a huge rush from the moment the test comes back positive.”
Sawyer herself was adopted, and saw surrogacy as an opportunity to “help couples like her parents have a family,” according to a report in Medical Daily. She isn’t afraid of the effects of so many pregnancies on her body, pointing out that she eats healthy, takes vitamins, and does yoga while pregnant.
“I hadn’t made as much effort with my own pregnancies, but the responsibility was bigger with someone else’s child,” Sawyer said.
Sawyer’s pregnancy addiction began four years ago, when she gave birth her third and fourth children. The babies developed Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome, a potentially fatal complication, and were delivered prematurely at just 29 weeks via c-section. Sawyer says she felt “deprived” of the pregnancy, adding that she “didn’t want anymore children but I was desperately craving the pregnancy.”
Surprisingly, the first surrogate child that she gave birth to was biologically hers, but Sawyer claims she didn’t feel any maternal love toward the infant, according to a report in the Daily Mail:
“I don’t feel like I’m giving up a baby, I feel like I’m giving it back. I don’t feel sad handing over a child that was never mine to keep.”
In places like India, commercialized pregnancy is a booming business, as The Inquisitr previously reported. She may be addicted, but pregnancy isn’t about profit for Sawyer. Though she is entitled under British law to 15,000 Euros in expenses for each pregnancy, Sawyer refuses to take money for her services.
Tara’s husband, Matt, said that her surrogate pregnancies “strengthened” them as a couple. Though he initially had concerns over whether his wife would be able to give back the babies after pregnancy, the 37-year-old truck driver “didn’t take a lot of convincing,” according to Tara.
“He knew I was feeling broody for the pregnancy,” Sawyer said, “And he knew there was a hole I needed to fill.”
Planning her next pregnancy only weeks after giving birth to twin boys in January, Sawyer hopes to be pregnant once more by the end of the year.
“I’m addicted to the buzz of pregnancy,” Sawyer says, “and if I can help childless couples at the same time, it would be insane not to.”