Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Male Pregnancy

Man can get pregnant? Wow, cant imagine that. But this guy Lee Ming Wei from Taiwan got pregnant. So if Boon Keat if you want to have the feeling of becoming pregnant, try this out. Maybe one day, in this earth all man need to share the responsibility to produce the next generation, not only women only.

Boon Keat, think about it!!!!!

Below is the Story
In the years since the first "test tube baby" was born in 1978, physicians and scientists from RYT Hospital have been working to develop a viable technique for the successful impregnation of male individuals. Illustrated to the right is a recent radiographic image of Mr. Lee, the first human subject to attempt this procedure, which shows the healthy fetus developing in his abdominal cavity.

HORMONESOral doses of female hormones were administered to Mr. Lee to make him receptive to the pregnancy.

IMPLANTATIONIVF techniques were used to induce an ectopic pregnancy by implanting an embryo and placenta into the abdominal cavity, just under or into the peritoneum (the surrounding lining). There is a severe risk of massive hemorrhage when the ectopic ruptures; this is also the most common cause of women dying in pregnancy.

EMBRYO GROWTHOnce implantation was complete, Mr. Lee stopped taking hormones, because the pregnancy itself, as expected, took over. The embryo secretes sufficient hormones to maintain its own growth and development.

GROWTH OF THE FETUSThe duration of the pregnancy has been surprisingly normal, i.e. fetal heart monitoring, chorionic villus sampling, ultrasound scanning (as seen on this web site), and a constant watch over Mr. Lee's health and his enlarging stomach.

DELIVERYThe delivery will requires open surgery (Cesarean section) to remove the baby and the placenta. Removal of the placenta is the real danger because it forms such intimate connections with surrounding vessels that massive hemorrhage is likely. Implantation may have also involved other structures in the abdomen, including the bowel and it is possible that parts of other organs may need to be removed. Several physicians who are well-accustomed to advanced and dangerous forms of ectopic pregnancies will be on-hand to handle any complications.

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