Twins of the same father


AmericaIn vitro fertilization with a donor egg and her own eggs, Sandra Stodola became pregnant with twins, after a four-year wait.

In February 2022, Sandra Stodola, 34, and her husband Jack, of Rochester, New York, welcomed twin daughters Eleanor Ann and Evelyn Louise, after spending $26,000 on five rounds of IVF treatments. (In Vitro Fertilisation).

Previously, doctors had tried with her eggs in four previous IVF attempts, but all were unsuccessful. This is a difficult time, she said, as she goes through periods of grief, anger and self-pity.

Sandra Stodola, 34, holds her twin daughters born through IVF in February 2022. Photo: Caters

“In the end we decided to use both our own and the donor’s eggs for the fifth time. If that doesn’t work, we’ll give up,” Sandra said, raising hopes that one of the two embryos will be successful in the future. fertilization.

After 43 months, 4 times of egg retrieval, 5 times of mating and 516 injections to have a child, she and her husband are also about to welcome a set of twins, when both embryos are reached.

“Both the doctor and the medical staff were amazed at the twins. I honestly feel so blessed and tell anyone my story,” Sandra said, adding the two girls. was born at 36 weeks of pregnancy.

Eleanor, weighing 2.5 kg is the older sister, when she was born before her sister Evelyn, weighing 2.3 kg, 2 minutes earlier.

Eleanor, weighing 2.5 kg is her sister, when she was born before her sister Evelyn, weighing 2.3 kg, 2 minutes earlier, February 2022.  Photo: Caters

Eleanor, weighing 2.5 kg is her sister, when she was born before her sister Evelyn, weighing 2.3 kg, 2 minutes earlier, February 2022. Photo: Caters

The Sandra and her husband know which child is biologically theirs and they do not intend to keep it a secret from their children. “Just by looking at both of us, I know she shares my genes, but I won’t let anyone outside the family know. We just opened up with our two daughters, waited for them to grow up and talked about it. way has come to the world. When she turns 18, she can find her biological mother if she wants to,” said the mother of two.

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