Parents Regret Twins Through IVF

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Parents Regret Twins Through IVF
Mon, 09-09-2013 - 4:30pm

There is a lot of controversy surrounding an anonymous blog posting by parents who are regretting implanting two embryos: 

The bloggers shared their story on the parenting website Babble, describing how they tried for two years to conceive a sibling for their first child before deciding to try In vitro fertilization, or IVF. When given the choice to implant one or two fertilized embryos, the mother writes she chose to implant two, knowing it would increase her chances of becoming pregnant with just one baby. But, both embryos implanted, and the parents are now pregnant with twins – and they’re not happy.

“We were hoping for one girl, instead we got two boys,” the father wrote in his blog post. “My initial reaction was full of disappointment, anger, fear and guilt.”

“In my mind I had done nothing less than ruin our family,” the mother said in hers.

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