Wedding present for woman born without a womb a baby!July 26th, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): A woman with no womb will become a mother for the first time after a friend offered to carry her baby as a wedding present.
Mother-of-two Kate Housley, 32, made her suggestion to Fiona and Andrew O”Driscoll just five days before their wedding.
She will now carry their IVF baby for nine months and give it up to the couple after birth.
Charity worker Mrs ODriscoll, 38, suffers from Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome, which means she was born without a womb.
Surrogacy or adoption seemed the only hope of a child for her and business consultant Mr ODriscoll, 39.
Their lives were transformed after meeting surrogate mother Mrs Housley and her husband Dennis, 37, a helicopter engineer.
They met the O”Driscolls through not-for-profit organisation Surrogacy UK and they spent about seven months getting to know and trust each other.
Mrs ODriscolls eggs were fertilised with her husbands sperm and placed in Mrs Housleys womb. She is now 29 weeks pregnant and due to give birth in October.
I dont want any more babies of my own. Ive had mine and they have brought us happiness and everything else. This way everybody wins. I get to be pregnant which I love, and somebody else gets a baby that they want very much, the Daily Express quoted Mrs Housley, from Portsmouth, Hants, as saying.
Mrs ODriscoll, from Highgate, north London, said: I took drugs to stimulate my egg production. Of the resulting seven embryos two survived and were transferred into Kate.
Two nail-biting weeks later Kate, Andrew and I were all together in a coffee shop in central London when the call came through that she was pregnant and we all burst into tears.
That cloud will not necessarily lift at once just because this trial has come to an end. (ANI)
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