Derek is the result of an innovative assisted reproduction method that allows the embryo to be implanted in one woman and then transferred to the other woman's uterus.
Derek was born on Monday the 30th at the maternity hospital Juaneda Miramar Hospital in Palma, weighing 3,3 kilos, and in perfect health. Its about Europe's first baby conceived by a couple made up of two women thanks to the system INVOcell.
El INVOcell It is a device that works like a small incubator, but unlike those in the laboratory, it is placed under the cervix of one of the two women, allowing the development of the embryo during the first days to take place within the body instead of the laboratory. Once the embryo has developed, the INVOcell is extracted with it inside. The embryo is transferred to the couple's uterus.
The Invocell, as reported by CEFER Institute assisted reproduction on its portal, it is a device into which the eggs and semen are introduced. Then, it is inserted into the woman's vagina. In this way, fertilization and the first stages of development occur inside the patient's body. In other words, the patient's vagina replaces the laboratory incubators.
Pioneers in Europe
Azahara, 27 years old and Stephanie, 30, contacted the clinic in March 2023, nine months ago, and chose this system that has made them the first women in Europe to have simultaneously gestated their baby. From the The clinic They assure that this procedure provides great emotional value due to the fact that both women have shared the gestation of the embryo.
«When they offered me to have it in my cervix for five days, it was as if I had also had it inside«Assures Azahara In statements collected by IB3 Television. The two women recognize that this system is more satisfying for both of them from an emotional point of view.