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Twins - 22 years after he had a vasectomy

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | 0 comments

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Twin Babies, by Chris Ford
A 50-year-old man, who had a vasectomy 22 years ago, has become a proud father of twins after a miraculous treatment at a British fertility clinic.

Steven Richardson lost his hopes to have kids with second wife Carol after a reverse snip operation failed.

But the couple became parents to twins Annie and William, thanks to Indian-origin medic Dr. Rashmi Patel, at the Manchester CARE fertility clinic, who tried an operation called ICSI, or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection.

Steven already had three children - Lee, now 33, Lisa, 27, and Nicola, 23 years old from his first marriage before he went for the snip.

And it was in 1994 he met Carol, 37 years old, whom he married in 1998.

But when the reverse operation failed, he got the miracle treatment from Manchester CARE fertility, where the doctors extracted sperm from his testicles and used it to fertilize one of Carol's eggs IVF-style, followed by embryo implantation.

However, it was his age and scarring after the snip which made the chances for success quite bleak.

But it was in November 2006 the treatment finally clicked for this couple after two failed tries.

It seems like a miracle - 22 years after Steve's vasectomy we've been able to have our twins. I had always wanted to be a mother, and against all the odds, we have our beautiful twins and I'm a mum at last, The Sun quoted Carol, now 49 years old, as saying.

Steven added: When my reversal failed we were devastated. But the other procedure did work and now we are over the moon.

Dr. Patel said: We were very happy to help Carol and Steven.

Source: Man has miracle twins - 22 years after he had a vasectomy

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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