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Episode #30: Rachel Lehmann-Haupt, The Family of the Future is Here: Talking Reproductive Tech & How It’s Changing Us

A mind-blowing conversation on reproductive tech, how it’s already changed us and what’s on the horizon, with Rachel Lehman Haupt. A rise in the age of motherhood, an explosion in single parent families and sci-fi level realities in repro tech are changing our options. Technologies like egg freezing, in vitro fertilization, the use of donor eggs, 3-parent embryos, external wombs...and even the option to become a “DIY mom”.

In this Episode, we cover:

  • Changes in parenting in today’s society, especially in motherhood.
  • Inclusions and refinements that need to be done in current government policies and childcare systems.
  • Rachel’s story and her “Modern Family”
  • Rachel’s on her forthcoming book, “Reconceptions: A Story of Love, Science and the Future of Family”
  • Current Reproductive Technologies - The collaboration with Science and drawing the line for human reproduction
  • Future of incubators, artificial wombs and data on today’s childbirth
  • Multiple roles as a parent in our children’s life
  • Some terminologies to learn:
          -Artificial insemination 
          -Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
          -In vitro fertilization (IVF)
          -In vitro gametogenesis (IVG)
          -and MORE!


Rachel Lehmann-Haupt’s Forthcoming book:  

Seven years after raising her son as a single mother by choice, Lehmann-Haupt decides to meet her son’s “dosies,” or donor siblings, and their parents. Reconceptions: A Story of Love, Science and the Future of Family, tells the story of the relationships she and her son form with this modern tribe of mothers and DNA siblings while at times she meets and tells the intimate stories of other new families shapes and the reproductive technologies shaping the future of family.

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