by Sam everingham
Posted on 2019-01-28 at 23:41:56
Lisa, 39, and husband Dermot, 37, are from Co Galway. They have been together for seven years. Lisa was diagnosed with cancer of the womb when the pair were dating, requiring a hysterectomy. Thankfully the cancer was contained & Lisa didn’t need further treatment. Lisa’s ovaries were OK so the couple were able to use their own eggs and sperm. They created embryos with Galway Fertility Clinic in 2016 & shipped them to Intersono in tLviv. Their first transfer resulted in a miscarriage. Their second let to a beautiful baby boy born on 12th of June 2018.
There are thousands with health or fertility issues or a lack of the necessary anatomy that might once have prevented them raising a genetically connected child. Not anymore. When Film-maker and activist Lance Black and Tom Daley announced they were going to be dads via surrogacy in the UK press, there had been mixed reactions. […]
Growing Families is running its fourth New Zealand Event for intended parents, surrogates and donors on 21 August after an 18-month absence. Like past events, this one will bring together egg donors, surrogates, parents and those hoping to become so. They will join experts from Canada, USA and New Zealand in a program to educate […]
For many couples who have experienced medical complications in pregnancy, including the heartbreak of late miscarriage or still-birth, working with a surrogate to create their family becomes the best way forward. However surrogacy arrangements can be complicated emotionally and logistically. Our information days profile surrogates, egg donors and parents who have gone down this route. […]