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One baby, four parents: assisted reproduction for two couples in new zealand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21599743     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Preface:  Egg donation by another woman in New Zealand and elsewhere has become a successful solution for childless couples who want to have a baby. In vitro fertilization (IVF) was first undertaken in New Zealand in 1983 (1). Approximately 5 in 100 couples have IVF in New Zealand, and 450 IVF babies are born each year (2). In this article, two women and two men who underwent this assisted reproductive process describe, in question-and-answer format, their experiences from their initial meeting and proposal, evaluation, egg retrieval and implantation, and pregnancy, to the birth of a healthy infant. Petra is the egg donor and genetic mother and Adam is her husband, Donna is the recipient and biological mother, and Erich is her husband and the genetic/biological father. Lorelai, the baby, was born on 27 November 2009 in Auckland, New Zealand. (BIRTH 38:2 June 2011).
Authors:
Petra Sutherland; Donna Postlewaight
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Birth (Berkeley, Calif.)     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1523-536X     ISO Abbreviation:  Birth     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302042     Medline TA:  Birth     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2011, Copyright the Authors. Journal compilation © 2011, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Petra Sutherland is a Human Resources Advisor and Donna Postlewaight is a Personal Assistant at an agency in Auckland, New Zealand.
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