New type of IVF allowed same-sex Texas couple to both carry baby
A same-sex couple in Texas recently welcomed their newborn son, and doctors say the birth was an important milestone in fertility treatment. That's because a special type of in-vitro fertilization allowed both mothers to carry the baby.
Ashleigh and Bliss Coulter's dream was to have a family together.
Through 'effortless in-vitro fertilization', instead of placing the sperm and eggs into incubators, they go into an invocell. The device was placed inside Bliss, and for five days the egg was fertilized and early embryo development began.
Then the device was transferred to Ashleigh. She carried their baby to term.
"You know your whole life changes, obviously, with anybody when they have a baby. So, leaning on your partner I think is really, really important and I definitely think it brought us closer together," Ashleigh said.
Effortless IVF costs about half as much as traditional IVF.