Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Woman gives birth to identical in-vitro triplets

If you have read the Donating Eggs post I wrote a while back then you know that we had our three kids through in-vitro fertilization.When I first read the Woman gives birth to identical in-vitro triplets article on CNN I was very surprised. Take a look at this

"This is the first one we're aware of in the literature in the country in which they only put back one embryo" and a woman gave birth to triplets, said Klein. "Most people put back two or three embryos, and you just never know."

Identical triplets are born at a rate between one in 60,000 and one in 200 million, depending on the research, Klein said.
We put two embryos back the first time and had one baby (a boy), the second time we put two back and both of them made it (a boy and a girl). The remaining eggs we donated also resulted in a successful pregnancy. I think the couple we donated the eggs to still have one frozen embryo left. I can only imagine what it must be like having three kids at the same time, good luck with feeding them. You have to get help for the first two months at least or you will end up crazy.

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