A 27-year-old Pune based woman gave birth to twins baby after she conceived using cryopreserved semen of Prathamesh Patil, who died due to brain tumour in 2016.
The twins were born on February 12 and Rajashree (48) named them Prathamesh and Preesha (God's gift). Fusing the semen with eggs of a matching donor, doctors created embryos and transferred them into a surrogate mother's womb. The woman, who incidentally is the man's aunt, delivered healthy twin baby.
Patil was diagnosed with brain tumour in 2013 while pursuing higher education in Germany. After he died of cancer-related complications in Pune in September 2016, the parents procured the semen sample.
Doctors then found an egg donor matching the family's physical characteristics and injected the semen in the donor's extracted eggs to create four embryos and cryopreserved them. The man's mother was ready to carry the embryos in her womb but was not found fit for conception during an examination. Her 38-year-old cousin from Nanded expressed willingness to be the surrogate.
Indian Surrogacy Law Centre is the first law firm specialising in the fertility law in India.