A Lesbian Texas couple are the first to both carry their child to term in a new innovative IVF procedure, ABC news report.
When Ashleigh and Bliss Coulter married in June 2015, they knew they wanted to have a family and went to several doctors to achieve a unique type of pregnancy. While Bliss had no interest in carrying a baby full term, she wanted to be involved, she told PEOPLE,though she didn’t think “the technology and science just wasn’t there for that.”
But it was close.
The couple used a new device called INVOcell which blended a sperm donor’s sperm with Bliss’ eggs in a chamber in the device. The device was implanted into Bliss for 5 days.
“She got the embryo off to an early start,” Fertility specialist Dr. Kathy Doody at CARE Fertility in Bedford, Texas, told ABC news channel 8 WFAA of the IVF process called ‘Effortless IVF‘. “The eggs fertilized in her body and when they returned five days later, we removed the device and froze the embryos.”Over 9 million people have enjoyed Bellyitch's Award-winning Celeb "bumpwatch" pregnancy and parenting blog. Trying to Conceive? Download our FREE Fertility 100 ebook. Hunting for Top Maternity or Kids Brands? Our Bellyitch 100 is the free resource for you. Baby Shower Shopping? Check out out Top Picks on Amazon or our Gift Guides.