THIS Morning fans were left gobsmacked today as a woman revealed she had a baby using a DIY sperm donor kit.
Bailey Ennis, 24, decided to go it alone and spent £25 to have a baby via artificial insemination in September 2021 because she was so keen to be a mother.
She became pregnant on her first attempt the following month after finding a sperm donor online — and gave birth to son Lorenzo on July 2, weighing 5lbs 2oz.
Today she appeared on This Morning with her son to talk about her decision.
Bailey, who lives alone, used a sperm donor website and sifted profiles to find someone with donor experience and who was healthy.
The law student then bought the insemination kit online from a specialist medical services provider.
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She let her donor visit her home at the right time in her reproductive cycle and he provided her with the sperm sample.
Those watching at home couldn’t believe what they were hearing and took to Twitter to discuss it.
One person wrote: “Doesnt sound very safe to me #ThisMorning.”
A second added: “Poor baby will be on long lost family in 25 years looking for some lay about dad 😝.#ThisMorning.”
While a third wrote: “That man could have had all sorts of diseases, it’s completely untested, you are putting yourself and a baby at risk #thismorning.”
PLAYING IT SAFE
WOULD-be parents should do their homework on how to safely seek a sperm donor, fertility experts say.
Official fertility clinics are tightly regulated, with donors undergoing medical and psychological checks. Sperm donors through these clinics are not the legal parent.
But private arrangements outside clinics are unregulated, with no safeguarding. These donors may be considered a legal parent under UK law.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority said: “It’s always safer to have treatment at a licensed clinic.”
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