Meet a mother who carried seven surrogate babies.
Artificial Insemination Process (01:29)
Learn about the artificial insemination process and the types of people apply to participate in surrogacy programs.
The Science of Attraction (02:35)
People are unconsciously attracted to others who look similar to them. A computer program compares and identifies matches.
The Perfect Baby (02:44)
Scientists hope to identify and avoid hereditary disease prior to implantation. Scientists work on advanced freezing procedures in order to freeze ova.
Postnatal Depression (02:35)
1% of all mothers are affected by this serious depression. A reaction to hormones, this can make a mother lose her desire to care for her child.
The MEST Gene (01:58)
In England, a gene has been discovered that is supposedly responsible for maternal behavior. Scientists are working on a drug that could help women handle postnatal depression.
Swimming Babies (01:28)
Babies have an automatic reflex to close their eyes, hold their breath, and swim for the surface until they are 6 months old.
Benefits of Swimming Babies (01:48)
The Sports College in Cologne Germany has established that infants who swim are more courageous and independent than others of the same age.
Male Pregnancy (01:55)
It is scientifically possible for men to carry babies if they have an artificial uterus, take hormones, and deliver via caesarean section.
Artificial Womb (04:00)
Premature babies are a very high-risk group despite state of the art technology. Physicians in Tokyo Japan are developing an artificial uterus to help premature babies grow.
Technology vs. Nature (01:04)
A surrogate mother gives her opinions about surrogacy and reproductive lab work.
Credits: The Future of Reproduction: The Future Of... (Series 1) (00:19)
Credits: The Future of Reproduction: The Future Of... (Series 1)
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