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Taking a Pregnancy Test as a Surrogate

I’ve never wanted to see two lines on a pregnancy test before

A Clearblue digital pregnancy test with the word “Pregnant” visible in the results window
Image by the author © Kim Barrett

As a surrogate, it’s sometimes hard to know which words are the right ones to use. Hospital and legal forms refer to me as the ‘mother’ but I know that’s definitely not right. I’m not sure whether I am ‘expecting’ because I’m not sure what that means we’re…

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