In case you are wondering what ‘EctoLife’ is, for those that have never heard of the name before, well, just as contained in the headline, it is the world’s first Artificial Womb Facility that can accommodate no fewer than 30,000 lab-grown babies a year.
Describing some advantages to prospective couples, the company, in a video uploaded to Twitter, itemised the benefits of EctoLife to include: assisting infertile couples to bear more than one child if they so wish and still become the biological parents of the offspring.
Another advantage is that the procedure gives a second chance to women suffering from cancer or other complications who have surgically removed their Uterus and are unable to have children again. The patients need not worry about procreation anymore, as the artificial womb project is here to cancel premature births and cesarean sections, making them things of the past.
Also, the childbirth procedure, in the form of advanced incubation, would arguably help countries with massive population decline.
Instances of countries that have suffered a heavy reduction in population size, according to the EctoLife team, include Japan, Bulgaria, and South Korea, amongst others,
It is noteworthy to mention that artificial wombs are also known as ‘Growth Pods’, which are conditioned and designed the exact way a women’s uterus is engineered.
One catchy benefit of the lab process is it allows babies to be grown in an infection-free environment, as the growth pods are made of materials which prevent germs from sticking around the environment.
There are censors capable of monitoring the babies’ vital signs, talking about temperature, blood pressure, heartbeats, breathing rates and even oxygen level.
The procedure, which has artificial intelligence, monitors the physicalities of the lab child to address any possibility of genetic abnormalities before the baby is born.
Several other provisions of the EctoLife Artificial Womb Facility suggest the procedure is the modern and safest way to conceive a child in the future.