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#1 Hum

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:27

After multiple miscarriages and spending more than $50,000 on in vitro fertilization (IVF), British couple Mark and Suzanne Harper found success with an unusual treatment – involving egg yolks.

According to a report in the New York Post, an earlier battle with testicular cancer left Mark with zero sperm count. After Mark battled a different form of testicular cancer a year later, the couple decided to try artificial insemination in order to conceive. That process ultimately failed, so they attempted IVF three different times, but tests revealed Suzanne’s immune system was producing killer cells that attacked the embryos.

After all of these unsuccessful tries, CARE Fertility Nottingham -- where the Harpers had been receiving treatments -- suggested a rare technique. Suzanne would be treated with “intralipid,” a mixture of yolk from a hen’s egg and soy oil. Theoretically, the fatty acids in this combination would prevent the killer cells and lead to a successful pregnancy.

Lucky for the couple, the treatment, in combination with their eighth IVF attempt, worked.  Their daughter, Libby, was born in December 2009. Suzanne was one of the first women in Britain to undergo the treatment.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:40

Well congratulations to them their determination paid off.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:41

Intralipid infusion therapy = a mix of soy oil, egg yolk, glycerine and water, not just egg yolk and soy oil, administered by IV.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:52

Based on the title I figured this was going to be some kind of lawsuit where a woman was cheating on her husband, got pregnant, and then tried to blame it on the eggs she got at some restaurant, :p

 

Glad they finally got it all straightened out, :-)



#5 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:27

4 year old news, Hum? Really?

 

You're slipping, dude.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:27

4 year old news, Hum? Really?

 

You're slipping, dude.

Slipping?



#7 DocM

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:58

Slipping; slacking off, losing your game

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:15

Intralipid infusion therapy = a mix of soy oil, egg yolk, glycerine and water, not just egg yolk and soy oil, administered by IV.

 

So, the difference between a baby and a cake is heat? (..and flour, flavourings, etc but it's a joke!)



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 13:33

So, the difference between a baby and a cake is heat? (..and flour, flavourings, etc but it's a joke!)

Baby is more than flavorful enough for me, thank you  :shifty:



#10 AsherGZ

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:07

Intralipid infusion therapy = a mix of soy oil, egg yolk, glycerine and water, not just egg yolk and soy oil, administered by IV.

 

Isn't that the recipe for mayonnaise?



#11 DocM

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 15:06

No. Mayonnaise is oil, vinegar, salt, egg yokes and sometimes Dijon mustard or (in our house) a Cajun spice mix I make up. Yup, we make our own.

#12 Bertch

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 15:32

From the title I was expecting a baby with chicken characteristics.  I'm glad the article cleared things up, and congrats to them for finally having a child.



#13 +Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 00:20

Slipping; slacking off, losing your game

No I meant what does FFM means Hum's slipping, I think he's already slipped, and is beyond help :p



#14 Shiranui

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 00:36

I was expecting to hear that she wound up giving birth to a chicken.



#15 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:31

No I meant what does FFM means Hum's slipping, I think he's already slipped, and is beyond help :p

 

I was being nice! ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey! It happens! Sometimes!





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