Monday, February 2, 2015

Woman Born A Male Grows a Womb and has a Baby

Woman born with no womb gives birth to miracle twins
Hayley Haynes, who was born with no reproductive organs, has given birth to twins after specialist treatment to grow a womb

Mrs Haynes has said: “Becoming a mother was the single most amazing moment of my life."

By Patrick Sawer
8:51AM GMT 31 Jan 2015

A woman who was told she would never have children because she was born with no reproductive organs has given birth to twin girls

Hayley Haynes had the miracle babies, Avery and Darcey, after hormone therapy enabled her to grow a womb.

She was told at the age of 19 that she would never be able to give birth as she had no womb, ovaries or Fallopian tubes.

But nine years on she has given birth to the twins after IVF treatment using an egg donor.

Ms Haynes and her husband Sam, both 28, are said to be overjoyed.

She said she had no idea she was different when she was growing up but began to grow concerned when she had not started her periods by the age of 19, despite going through other signs of puberty.

Following months of hospital trips and blood tests, specialists told her she had been born with XY chromosomes, meaning she was genetically male. She had no reproductive organs thanks to a condition called androgen insensitivity syndrome.

Mrs Haynes, from north London, said: “When they told me I had no womb I was so confused I felt sick. My biggest fear was never having children. Suddenly a huge piece of my life was missing. I felt like half a woman and was embarrassed. How I was going to tell a guy I was genetically male when I started dating?”

She confided in her friend Sam, with whom she had been close since the age of 16 and who comforted her throughout her ordeal and later became her boyfriend then husband.

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