Successful IVF With One Sperm

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Successful IVF With One Sperm
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:46pm

Today has an article about a couple who had a miracle baby through IVF using only one egg and one sperm:

Kenley was born last April, the result of a long-shot infertility treatment, a case Cleveland Clinic IVF experts say is the first time a single sperm has been frozen, injected into a single egg -- and resulted in a healthy pregnancy.

“It was better than hitting the lottery,” said Jennifer Schiraldi, 33, Kenley’s mom. “This never happens.”

Indeed, even Nina Desai, director of the IVF laboratory at the Cleveland Clinic, hasn’t calculated the odds of Kenley’s conception, which occurred even though her father, Jason, produced no sperm in the regular way, and her mom had trouble producing eggs.

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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 4:00pm

A great story that makes you smile! How amazing it that!

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Registered: 03-16-2008
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 9:13pm

Pretty darn amazing! I hope others can benefit from this as well. I love happy endings when it comes to infertility :)

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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 11:10pm
What a great story! The perfect example of it only takes one!! :)
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Registered: 08-27-2008
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 11:33pm
Amazing! Who knew hamster eggs could be used?!?! Crazy but cool.