These twin sisters have tackled every life struggle together — and this time is no different. Whitney Bliesner, 34, never thought she would be a mother after being diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder as a child. She has neurofibromatosis type 2, which is characterized by the growth of noncancerous tumors in the nervous system.
Pilar Mitchell July 06, Take Mumsnet poster WS12 whose year-old sister-in-law wants to have a baby. With a sperm donor.
Britain and France think it's a good idea to set a limit on how many babies can be made from one sperm donor's The Times states, frankly, that nobody really knows how many children are conceived via artificial insemination. Which is great!
My partner, Amy, and I had just made a plan to visit the couple who used the same anonymous sperm donor as we did to build their family of five. I knew it was risky to tell her about plans to see her donor siblings several months out and several states away, but I was excited too. My four year old daughter articulated something she felt, not something we forced her to understand. Using a sperm donor, my partner achieved two successful pregnancies resulting in three beautiful children.
Registered in Ireland: I always knew I was conceived using a sperm donor, but I was 19 when I discovered that I had half-siblings. Then I went searching for all 32 of them, writes Eli Baden-Lasar.
Men with more brothers than sisters may have faster swimming sperm and are more likely to have increased fertility, according to new research. The findings, reported online in the Asian Journal of Andrologysupport previous theory that parents with genes for good male fertility are more likely to have boys. When the data were analyzed, the researchers were surprised to find that men with mostly brothers had faster sperm than men with mostly sisters.
Cody When my sister and Claudia started dating about 13 years ago, I could tell it was serious and they were thinking about kids. We had been developing a relationship as adults and were becoming very close. I threw it out there.
A woman who was left infertile after chemotherapy to treat cervical cancer has a baby boy thanks to her two sisters - one of whom donated an egg and the other who acted as a surrogate. Alex Patrick's twin sister, Charlotte Pestell, 32, offered her ovum and her older sister, Helen Ritchie, 35, carried the foetus through pregnancy. The egg was fertilised in a laboratory using sperm from Ms Patrick's husband, Shaun. Their son, Charlie, was born 16 weeks ago weighing 3.
Callie Shaffer underwent a biopsy on January 7 this year, the same day her biological mother Erin Reynolds formally signed the 18 month-old over to her sister Albree Shaffer, The little girl was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma on January 8. It is the most serious form of the cancer, which develops from immature nerve cells and sees tumors develop around the adrenal glands, which sit on top of the kidneys.