Surrogacy is on the rise. More and more women are choosing not to carry their own babies for fear of hurting their careers or ruining their bodies.
An artificial womb can help to avoid having a third person in the birthing process
Students from Artez Product Design Arnhem in the Netherlands have come up with an amazing concept known as Par-tu-ri-ent.
It is an incubation system that mimics the internal environment of the womb. It is intended for raising a surrogate fetus completely outside the womb. Shaped like an egg, this incubator will have a transparent shell, which will allow people to watch their developing baby grow.
Not only this, Par-tu-ri-ent also comes with a microphone that can help parents to record sounds made by the fetus and also allow them to coo soothing words.
Par-tu-ri-ent would be able to grow babies for nine months, and “delivery” would be as easy as taking the lid off a jar
This concept incubator would have heating and feeding tubes for providing the warmth and nutrients required by a baby.
Although this product is just a concept, in the future this could be possible as scientists at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have been testing out-of-womb incubation methods.