This is surely the fulfilled dreams of lesbians all over: thanks to a miracle of technology, now two different women can carry the same baby.
And I don’t mean in their arms.
Ashleigh Coulter and her wife, Bliss Coulter, have made history. Ashleigh has given birth to a son who Bliss also carried.
The breakthrough method of in vitro fertilization, called Effortless Reciprocal IVF, made it possible for Bliss to incubate an embryo, which was then removed and installed inside Ashleigh. It stayed in that oven until it was time to come out a-screamin’.
Twenty-nine-year-old Ashleigh exclaimed to the New York Post, “I’m excited to put all this in his baby book!”
Given that both carried the baby, neither one has to adopt him.
The deed was done at the C.A.R.E. Fertility Clinic in Texas.
Ashleigh’s super psyched:
“I’ve wanted to be a mother since as long as I could remember.”
Ditto for 37-year-old Bliss:
“It was so exciting knowing that I was growing my own biological child inside of me.”
Wanna know how all this was done? Well, I’m not a doctor, so I have no idea. But this is what the Post said:
“In August 2017, doctors harvested Bliss’ eggs and inseminated them in their lab with donated sperm. Then, they placed Bliss’ fertilized eggs in what Doody calls an INVOcell, and placed the cell in Bliss’ cervix for five days while the eggs incubated and an embryo formed.”
Of course, that should read as “Bliss’s.” C’mon, New York Post!
Continuing the explanation:
“The embryo was then removed and placed in Ashleigh’s uterus. They waited 10 days to make sure the transition would work.”
Ashleigh wasn’t sure it’d be a success:
“Those were the longest 10 days of our lives — no one had ever done it, so we didn’t know if it was going to work.”
Their doctor was Kathy Doody.
So Dr. Doody did it.
It was all due to Doody.
Doody was the doctor.
Sorry — I can’t stop.
Anyway, Ashley also had this to say:
“When we found out we were pregnant, we were more focused on the fact that [we were going to be mothers]. It didn’t cross our minds that we had done something that no one else had done before. … It’s a great way to involve both people in the relationship. … We worried that he wouldn’t connect to me because he has [Bliss’s] DNA. Now that he’s here, he’s attached to my hip. Everything I was worried about went away.”
Well, there ya go. The world is surely changing.
If they can do all this, maybe they can find a cure for Trump Derangement Syndrome.
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