Pregnancy addiction is now an issue.
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A 37-year-old mother of four in the United Kingdom gets such a rush from being pregnant says she’ll continue to have babies until her "womb falls out."
Tara Sawyer is mom to Rebecca, 14, Harrison, 12, and twins Jack and Noah, 4, reported the Daily Mail, and although she’s stopped having babies for her own family and is now renting out her womb for free because she’s addicted to the feeling of being pregnant.
"Surrogacy is very addictive," Sawyer told the Daily Mail. "It’s a huge rush from the moment the test comes back positive.”
Sawyer has delivered three babies in the past two years for two different couples and has birthed a total of seven times. She loves the baby bump so much that she doesn’t even charge the £15,000 ($25,300 U.S.) she is entitled to by law.
"It’s an amazing feeling to hand over a child to someone who desperately wants it, and I feel at my best whilst pregnant,” Sawyer told the Daily Mail.
While many view Sawyer as extreme, this addiction has been recognized by mental health professionals for years.
"Women who are obsessed with being pregnant are literally filling an emptiness inside of them, just as alcoholics and drug addicts use substances to fill a psychological void," Beverly Hills psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman told Women's Health Magazine.
For the past several years, surrogacy has been on the rise despite its expensive price that costs as much as $100,000 in the U.S. Sawyer is happy to offer her womb for free and calls the situation a win-win because pregnancy makes her so happy. She approached her husband Matt after the birth of their twins and said he was immediately on board with the idea.
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