A grieving mum who wanted to be artificially inseminated with her dead son’s sperm now has twins after being told by doctors she needed a surrogate to complete her dream of “reincarnating” her child.
Rajashree Patil, 49, was informed by doctors that she was unfit for IVF treatment using a sample taken from her son Prathamesh, who died of a deadly tumour.
She had wanted to conceive the children herself by being the surrogate mother but doctors said she was medically unfit as she had already begun her menopause.
Instead, his semen was used to fertilise an egg which was given by an anonymous donor, who was not related to the family, before being implanted into a close relative.
The surrogate, 35, has now given birth to twins and Rajashree says she will raise the little boy and girl, who are technically her grandchildren, as though they are her own.
She called the boy Prathamesh while she named the little girl after her daughter Prisha, who will help her raise the babies.