Dundee, Idaho Series by Brenda Novak
Baby Born Pregnant with Her Own Twins
It is late summer and we are drinking whisky in a hotel bar in Edinburgh. I have always known I wanted children. From the time I was old enough to conceptualise my future, motherhood made sense to me. It was always one child in my imaginings and never part of a fantasy about marriage, and while everything else in my life changed over the years — the country I lived in, the kind of work I did, the gender of the people I dated — the distant outline of a child remained steadfast. On the rare occasions I allowed myself to inspect it directly, the idea that it might never happen made me feel giddy with loss.
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Elliot Dougherty left with his mother-in-law, Cecile Eledge, her husband Kirk, and their son, Matthew. There are probably only a handful of people across the country who can do this — only a handful of people who have done it. In South Africa, in , year-old Pat Anthony gave birth to three of her own biological grandchildren as triplets — causing an international media firestorm , and stirring up debates surrounding the ethics of surrogate pregnancy. A number of other grandparents have done the same in the US and around the globe. Ontou had a C-section following seven and a half months of pregnancy; at birth, the baby weighed just 2.
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NEWBORN BABY SWIMMING ON HER OWN?!
Annie Peverelle, 40, has been a surrogate to three families across the past six years but has had no desire to start a family of her own. Annie, from Rugby, Warks, gave birth to her fourth baby in January for couple Amanda and Jason McKeane, 42 and 43, after giving birth to their first daughter, Effie, four years ago. Amanda and Jason decided to try surrogacy after she was left infertile by endometrial cancer when she was Both Annie and Amanda are now great friends, who meet up every other month as their bond has become stronger over the years. Annie, an admin worker, is now planning to help give another couple a sibling before she stops being a surrogate all together. Amanda, who is a veterinary nurse and her husband Jason were desperate to start a family and after miscarrying her first at seven weeks, she was unable to become pregnant again. After two years of investigations, Amanda, then 34 was diagnosed with grade 1a endometrial cancer — she had a year to freeze her embryos before undergoing a total hysterectomy.
A baby born in Hong Kong was pregnant with her own siblings at the time of her birth, according to a new report of the infant's case. The baby's condition, known as fetus-in-fetu, is incredibly rare, occurring in only about 1 in every , births. It's not clear exactly why it happens. Draion Burch, an obstetrician and gynecologist in Pittsburgh, who goes by Dr. The World Health Organization considers a tiny fetus found within an infant to be a kind of teratoma, or tumor, rather than a normally developing fetus. But the doctors who treated the baby girl wrote that rather than a teratoma, the tiny fetuses may instead be the remains of sibling twins that were absorbed during the pregnancy.