Surrogate mother gives birth to a baby girl for Ukrainian couple
This was a truly amazing experience, totally unpredictable, both complicated and exciting at the same time. On the 10th of October we wrote in our blog that the surrogate mother for S.R. and S.R. from Ukraine got pregnant with baby girl. The sex of the baby was determined with the help of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnostics, and the whole story is as unbelievable as you can imagine.
Two egg donors were engaged for the couple, because PGD was initially planned and we needed to obtain as many embryos for the diagnostics as possible. It is well known that in the process of PGD around 10% of embryos can be damaged and also there is always a percentage of embryos diagnosed with pathologies, so we searched for ladies with excellent ovarian reserve. In the round of simultaneous donation, 45 eggs were retrieved from both donors and here is where the most interesting started: after the fertilization with the male patient’s sperm only around 20 started developing into embryos, only 9 reached the blastocyst stage and only 3 survived the PGD.
Doctors had pessimistic forecast on the possibility of pregnancy. All three “survivor” embryos were transferred to the uterus of the surrogate mother and the first ultrasound showed 1 fetus with heartbeating!
It was a joyous day for the whole of our team, and of course for the parents ☺ And now, when their surrogate mother successfully gave birth to a wonderful baby girl, I bet they think they are the happiest people on Earth ;)
Our warmest congratulations, we are proud and happy for you! God bless your expanded family!