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Gay couple make history: Carry same baby inside their bodies in new treatment

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Oct 30, 2018, 3:57 pm IST
Updated : Oct 30, 2018, 3:57 pm IST

The treatment saw eggs being taken from Bliss, 36, and fertilised with donor sperm in the lab.

The embryo was then placed inside Bliss, who acted as an incubator for the first 5 days using a plastic device resembling a champagne cork. (Representational Image/ Pixabay)
 The embryo was then placed inside Bliss, who acted as an incubator for the first 5 days using a plastic device resembling a champagne cork. (Representational Image/ Pixabay)

A same-sex couple is believed to have made medical history after they both carried the same baby in a new fertility treatment.

According to MailOnline, the couple, Ashleigh and Bliss Coulter, from Mountain Springs, North Texas, underwent the revolutionary fertility treatment which allowed them both to be involved in bringing their child into the world, is half the cost of traditional IVF at $8,500 (£6,600).

 

The treatment saw eggs being taken from Bliss, 36, and fertilised with donor sperm in the lab.

The embryo was then placed inside Bliss, who acted as an incubator for the first 5 days using a plastic device resembling a champagne cork.

Bliss did not want to carry a child, so the embryo was then removed and placed in 28-year-old Ashleigh.

In June this year, their son Stetson was born.

Ashleigh and Bliss met six years ago and tied the knot in June 2015. However, while they both hoped to one day have children, Bliss wanted a baby that was biologically hers but did not want to be pregnant.

The process costs around $8,500 (£6,600) – making it more than half the price of traditional IVF in Texas, where one cycle can cost up to $20,000 (£15,600).

 

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