Couple Find Out They’re Both Pregnant With The Same Sperm Donor And Could Give Birth Days Apart
Joseph AdeyinkaPublished on
A same-sex couple who realized they’re both pregnant with the same sperm donor found on the internet has revealed they could give birth at the same time. Kat Buchanan, 33, and fiancée Taryn Cumming, 31 reached a decision they wanted kids from the start of their two-year relationship.
The pair, residing in Auckland, New Zealand has 5 cats and had revealed they wanted to wait until the end of 2020 to begin a family. Fortunately, it was revealed the pair both had lower egg reserves at their age, making it quite challenging to give birth, hence they took the matter into their own hands.
Kat Buchanan, 33, and fiancée Taryn Cumming, 31who realized they’re both pregnant with the same sperm donor found on the internet has revealed they could give birth at the same time
‘IVF is quite buoyant here. A straight couple can try and give birth at home and if not fruitful after a year they are qualified for public funding IVF. As a same-sex couple that doesn’t count, we would have 6 cycles of IUI at the hospital before attaining a public-funded IVF.’ Ms. Cumming explained.
In New Zealand, an IVF costs about $10,000 and IUI – Intrauterine Insemination described as sperm injection into the uterus via a catheter cost an average of $1700.
Unhappy about their declining fertility, the pair reached a decision to look for a donor in a private Facebook group mainly opened for egg and sperm donors.
Luckily at the end of 2019, the pair found the perfect match. ‘We are quite lucky to have contacted someone really decent. We knew his medical and family history and he went on for STD checks and his sperm was equally analyzed.’ Ms. Cummings added.
On attempting a self-insemination in February, Ms. Buchanan failed and tried again two weeks later. A fortnight later, Ms. Cumming also did attempt. Both women, on March 28 rejoiced after testing positive to their pregnancy tests.
Nevertheless, the duo plan on revealing their unborn kids’ gender during a family and friends party, but have already chosen the name Piper and Blake for girls and Luca and Nate for boys.