Baby on Hold
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Baby on Hold?
A: Baby on Hold is a service that brings cutting edge technology to the rescue of the modern American family. Using the most reliable state of the art technology Baby on Hold allows for the removal and cryogenic storage of the unborn fetus from the womb. The fetus is stored indefinitely at our facilities. When the mother is ready a two to three month hormone treatment is utilized to return the mother to a child bearing state and the fetus is thawed and returned to the womb. The pregnancy continues at its normal pace and the baby is born naturally, months or years after initial fertilization.
2. Is it safe?
A: Absolutely. Our FDA Approved procedures are the safest in the fetal cryogenics industry. Our scientists and doctors have had over a decade of cryogenics experience with human and animal subjects. All surgeons are required to hold degrees not only in medicine, but physics or engineering as well.
3. Is the baby affected by the
A: All current studies have shown there is no permanent or negative affects on the baby. Our first subjects have developed normally and entered schools just like naturally born children. In fact the average IQ of a Baby on Hold has been found to be marginally greater than a baby who is born to a young, inexperienced couple, or worse, single mother who drops the baby at daycare.
4. Isn't this an abortion?
A: Absolutely not. An abortion is the termination of an unwanted pregnancy. Our service simply pauses a pregnancy so that the wanted baby can be born at a more convenient, safer, healthier time for both mom and baby. Baby on Hold customers don't hate their babies, they love them and want to give them the best possible home to be born into.
5. How long can a baby be On
A: A fetus can be frozen for an indefinite period of time. The average expected time between the pausing and resumption of pregnancy is 4.5 years. The shortest time is six months. This is the minimum amount of time for a mother's body to recover from a paused pregnancy and then be retrained for resumption of the pregnancy. There is no practical limit to the length a fetus can be stored, however there are fees for extended storage.
6. What is involved in the removal
of the fetus?
A: Depending on the age of the fetus the removal process may be simple enough to perform on premises at the local Baby on Hold affiliated office. Larger fetuses must be removed by surgery similar to a cesarean section. Recovery can take from 12 hours to seven days depending on the details of the procedure.
7. Can Baby on Hold services be
utilized after birth?
A: All experimentation suggests our cryogenic freezing services would be just as safe on a post-birth fetus, however due to legal issues within the United States this service is not offered at this time. Our research suggests that at a future point, post-birth fetuses as old as 12 weeks would be able to be successfully stored for reanimation at a later date.
8. Can you freeze my miscarried
baby until a cure is found?
A: No. We do not freeze fetuses that have been miscarried as we do not believe that it will ever be possible to "cure" death. All cryogenically frozen fetuses must be healthy at the start of the procedure.
9. What is your success rate?
A: Our risk-adjusted success rate is over 96.1%. This number is important because 4% of all US pregnancies end in miscarriage for unknown reasons. Therefore we say with great certainty that Baby on Hold does not increase the risk of destruction to the fetus above or beyond what would be encountered in a natural nine to ten month pregnancy.
10. How many baby's are currently
"on hold" and can I see them?
A. At the time of this writing over 250 fetuses are currently in storage at the Baby on Hold laboratory and storage facility. Over 180 fetuses have been successfully reintroduced to the womb and 100 have been born. In two cases the stored fetuses have been successfully introduced to a womb of a surrogate mother due to poor medical conditions of the biological mother. Due to the nature of the business Life-on-Hold Enterprises does not release the location of our cryogenic storage centers. To learn more about Baby on Hold and Life-on-Hold Enterprises visit our About Us or Technology page. If you are a customer you can login and watch in real time the storage facility your baby is currently being stored in. You can upload an mp3 file that will play in the general vicinity of your baby.
11. What if I die or am unable to
ever carry a baby to term again?
A. At the time of consultation there are a number of "what if" decisions you will be asked to fill out and sign so that the future of your fetus is always certain. Options include but are not limited to; indefinite storage, birth by surrogate mother, adoption, scientific research, or termination.
12. Can I put more than one baby "on
A. Absolutely. We have on several occasions removed and cryogenically froze twins. You also can store multiple fetuses over time. The second fetus is stored at a 20% discount of the normal first fetus rate. Additional fetuses are stored at a 30% discount.
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