A lesbian couple from the UK creates history with a 2-uterus baby
LONDON: A same-sex couple has become the first in the United Kingdom to carry the same baby in their two wombs as part of a historical shared maternity procedure.
The British couple Jasmine and Donna Francis-Smith welcomed their son, Otis, two months ago. The baby was born through Natural In Vivo Fertilization, which implies that the eggs are incubated in the mother's body, rather than externally, as is the case with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
The AneVivo procedure, initiated by the Swiss technology company Anecova and carried out in the London The Women's Clinic involved the biological mother's eggs that were placed inside a miniature capsule and inserted into her uterus, where they were incubated.
After incubation of the eggs, they were removed from the womb of the first mother and placed in the womb of the gestational mother, who carried the baby to term.
Lance Corporal Donna, of, told The Telegraph that she and Jasmine feel overwhelmed by the attention their unique pregnancy story has received.
Many same-sex couples are obtained in which one person is doing everything, and the other person becomes pregnant and gives birth, while with this we are both massively involved, Donna said. Donna explained that she incubated her egg for 18 hours before placing it on Jasmine's body.
Jasmine, a dental nurse from, said the couple feels very fortunate that their first attempt at in vitro fertilization was successful because the reality is that it does not work the first time for many people.
Kamal Ahuja, managing and scientific director of London Women’s Clinic, stated: “ London Women’s Clinic has been in the forefront of fertility treatment since 1985 and it’s our great pleasure to report the first birth in the world with Shared Motherhood using Anecova’s groundbreaking technology for In Vivo Natural Fertilisation.” Martin Velasco, founder and CEO of Anecova, said that the technology firm believes its AneVivo procedure has the “potential to bring significant value to London Women’s Clinic’s already well-established Shared Motherhood programme, particularly since it enhances the emotional value for the couple”.
In early 2018, same-sex couple Ashleigh and Bliss Coulter of Texas, USA. UU., They also gave birth to a baby they had both carried. The eggs were taken from Bliss and fertilized with donor sperm in a laboratory. Then they put it back into it for the first five days while acting as an incubator. She did not want to take a child, so she was transferred to Ashleigh.