14/08/2014 13:01 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Surrogate Mum Is Addicted To Pregnancy Feel-Good Hormones


A mum who acts as a surrogate for others has admitted she is addicted to having babies.

Tara Sawyer, 37, from Wimblington, Cambridgeshire, has given birth to seven children - four of whom are her own - and says she is happiest when she is pregnant.

Tara says she won't stop having children until her 'womb falls out', and admits to always feeling empty and broody for pregnancy – but not for a baby.

In the past two years, Tara has handed over three children to two couples, and has no plans to stop having babies for other people.

Despite surrogacy laws stating that she is entitled to £15,000 in expenses, Tara is content purely with the 'thrill' and refuses to take any payment.

"Surrogacy is very addictive," said Tara. "It's a huge rush from the moment the test comes back positive. It's an amazing feeling to hand over a child to someone who desperately wants it, and I feel at my best whilst pregnant."

Tara started craving pregnancy when her twin boys, Jack and Noah, now four, were still newborns.

She had given birth to the boys at 29 weeks by Caesarean section after they developed Twin to Twin transfusion syndrome, where the placenta is shared unequally by the babies.

She said: "I felt really deprived of the pregnancy. I didn't want any more children but I was desperately craving the pregnancy."

Tara, who was adopted as a child, had previously considered surrogacy to give parents like hers the opportunity to have a family.

"Surrogacy seemed like the perfect solution," said Tara.


I would get my pregnancy and a couple would get their baby.


Tara's husband, Matt Sawyer, 37, a truck driver, was supportive of her decision to carry strangers' children.

"He didn't take a lot of convincing," said Tara. "He knew I was feeling broody for the pregnancy and he knew that there was a hole that I needed to fill. He was more concerned about whether I'd be able to hand over the baby at the end but he was behind me 100Slideshow-84888%