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    Fertility drugs and women who already have kids

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    I saw an interesting poll in the Parenting magazine at my appointment today.
    It asked:

    Should Women who already have kids be allowed to use fertility treatments to have MORE.

    I personally feel that any parent capable and willing to care for a child should be allowed to do what it takes to have all the children they want. However there were people that gave comments such as "God is telling you that you have enough now" and "Leave it for the people who haven't been blessed with a child" (those aren't exact quotes, but basically what people were implying)

    What do you guys think?
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    If you can afford it what does it matter?
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    I have 2 boys and am considering getting "help" once hubby gets home we have tried for a couple of years with no success
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    Is there some kind of a limit to how many fertility drugs are available? Like we can only mine so many fertility drugs out of that quarry before they are all gone? If the demand for fertility drugs goes up, the drug companies will make more, so why can't anyone who wants them get them?
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    my SIL and BIL used them after already having kids, now they have quads
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    I think anybody should be able to have children. That's about as dumb as asking "Should people who already have kids be allowed to adopt?"

    (You're not dumb, Dori, just the article. )

    Now, on the other hand, if IVF supplies were running WAY low, and they didn't have enough for everyone who wanted and could afford a baby, the people who were unable to have their own children should be considered first, I think.
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    I don't see why it matters if they already have children or not. I think it should be equally offered to people who are wanting to have children. Whether they already have some, or not. It's up to the people involved to choose how large, or small they would like their family to be, and if one more child is what they want, I don't see what the big deal is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijus View Post
    I think anybody should be able to have children. That's about as dumb as asking "Should people who already have kids be allowed to adopt?"

    (You're not dumb, Dori, just the article. )

    Now, on the other hand, if IVF supplies were running WAY low, and they didn't have enough for everyone who wanted and could afford a baby, the people who were unable to have their own children should be considered first, I think.
    haha.. I understand what you meant.. I DO want to clarify though that it wasn't an article... all nay and yay were readers of the magazine... just a poll the had.

    And yeah... if there WERE a huge limit on supplies and everything, then surely those without kids should be considered first... but as wicked said... drug companies just make more if the need rises.
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    What's the point of taking fertility drugs if you can have kids?
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    Quote Originally Posted by browneyedbeauty View Post
    What's the point of taking fertility drugs if you can have kids?
    because secondary infertility does exist.
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