In Mix-Up, Woman Pregnant With Other Couple’s Twins
A woman in Rome became pregnant with twins after undergoing fertility treatment. The problem is, she was implanted with another couple’s embryos.
The woman wasn’t alerted to the issue until she was three months along. The AFP reports the switch somehow happened on Dec. 4 at the Sandro Pertini Hospital in Rome.
Four couples received treatment that day, and it’s unclear whether any other improper pregnancies resulted. There’s also no word on how the mix-up came to light, though Rome’s health authority said it learned there was “genetic incompatibility” between the parents and embryos on March 27.