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I would like to discuss fertility in relation to being female, but of course you may join in the discussion not matter what your reproductive organs.
I am a 25 year old female artist, and lately I have felt very aware of my fertility. I think often about the process of growing a human being inside me, and am drawn to creating jewellery art based on these ponderings. My pieces 'Egglace' and 'Bird Cage' are about the menstrual cycle and feeling like my body is a container for babies. Please view them under attachments below, and feel free to comment on them in this discussion in relation to the questions:
How do you feel about your own fertility? Do you sometimes wonder if you can have children at all? Do you feel like the menstrual cycle is a bother and don't connect it to child raising? Or do you believe it is a blessing as it reminds you that you can have children? Do you want to have children, but are scared of the pregnancy? If you have been pregnant, what did it feel like? Have you ever felt the idea of growing something inside you strange and alien? Do you think movies like 'Alien' stem from a fear of pregnancy and child birth? If you are male or a couple who has used or thought of having a surrogate mother, how did it feel to have your child growing inside someone else's body? Do you wish you could carry the child yourself?
Thanks so much to all those who participate. I really appreciate your involvement, and assistance in my research.