Same-sex couple both carried baby in medical first

While Bliss wanted a baby that was biologically her she didn’t want to get pregnant

While Bliss wanted a baby that was biologically her she didn’t want to get pregnant

A same-sex couple may have made history as they both shared the experience of carrying the same baby.

The new practice, said Kathy, "opens up new avenues, new choices for same-sex couples".

Through Effortless IVF, instead of placing the sperm and eggs into incubators, they go into an INVOcell.

"The moment he was born, I just thought to myself, 'I felt like I was the most blessed person in the whole world because he is just ideal in every way", Bliss says.

"She was so confident when she was saying that they can do it", Ashleigh said. "I think that was surprising to us but also exciting".

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But when Bliss and Ashleigh approached her with how they envisioned expanding their family, Doody was willing to give it a shot.

Ashleigh and Bliss started researching to find a way for both of them to participate in the bringing a child into the world. Doody is a fertility specialist with the C.A.R.E. Fertility Clinic, and came up with the method of using Effortless Reciprocal IVF to make this happen.

Dr Kathy explained: '(Bliss) got the embryo off to an early start. An incubator provides a temperate environment and moves gasses and substances, like toxins, away from the embryos.

"It turns out, not surprisingly, that the woman's own body is a very good incubator", Kathy Doody said.

While Ashleigh wanted to be a mother for as long as she could remember, Bliss wasn't as interested in the concept. "It's more accessible, it's more affordable and it's truly more natural".

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Doctors evaluated Ashleigh's uterus, gave her estrogen and then progesterone, waited for the right time and transferred her wife's embryos to her body. In this case, however, the couple's doctor took advantage of INVOcell's unique design to let both mothers in on the pregnancy process. Doody had the idea to involve both mothers, which instantly appealed to the Coulters. 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.

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The couple says that even though Stetson, now nearly 5 months old, only has Bliss' DNA, he's got a bit of both of them in his personality: "He's loud, just like me", Ashleigh says with a laugh.

Since Ashleigh's delivery, a second same-sex couple in North Texas chose reciprocal effortless IVF at CARE Fertility, got pregnant and delivered a healthy baby girl in September.

Typically, the procedure can cost $30,000, but the procedure for the Coulters worked out to be less than half that.

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