News Update on Embryo Mix-Up

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News Update on Embryo Mix-Up
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 1:08pm

I don't know if you remember the story from last fall about the two families that were dealing with the knowledge that the wrong embryo was implanted in one of the moms.  Both couples are writing books about what they went through, and I wanted to post a part of an article from the Today Show that encourages the use of IVF:

Now, the Morells have written a book about their miracle baby, “Misconception: One Couple’s Journey From Embryo Mix-Up to Miracle Baby,” and hope that their experiences will help others entering the world of in vitro fertilization (IVF).

“We want to turn a negative to a positive, to help other couples who are out there,” Paul Morell told Vieira. “We wish we had this book when we experienced what we did. We thought it would be a tremendous help to a lot of people.”

The Morells said their message is not to avoid IVF. They have 3-year-old twin daughters who were born through the procedure as well as Logan.

“I say go ahead and do it. We have three great kids because of it,” Shannon Morell said. But, she added, couples contemplating IVF should be aware of the possible pitfalls and know what questions to ask of a prospective clinic. 

“It’s a cautionary tale because I thought I was prepared. I thought I asked lots of questions. Now, I know more,” Shannon told Vieira. “We’re blessed. But the story’s bigger than just our story. There’s so much that hopefully will help other couples.”

If you would like to read the rest of the article, you can find it at this link: