Doctors switch embryos – level 2

15-11-2021 07:00

In 2019, Daphne Cardinal gave birth to a baby girl after an IVF treatment. Shortly after the birth, her husband Alexander saw that the baby did not look like them.

Daphne breastfed the baby for months, and she formed a relationship with the baby, as did their five-year-old daughter. Then a DNA test confirmed that the Cardinals were not the baby’s actual parents, and an IVF clinic in California, US, switched embryos. The Cardinals met the other couple, and about a month later, they decided to switch their babies.

The Cardinals are suing the clinic for wrong treatment and for hiding information from them. They say that it was very difficult for them and their daughter to give away a baby who they spent several months with.

Difficult words: IVF (a procedure during which a doctor puts a man’s sperm into a woman’s egg in a laboratory), breastfeed (to feed a baby with milk from a woman’s breasts), embryo (a human or animal which is only weeks old, and it is inside its mother’s body).

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