In their previous video, Broadway Husbands Bret Shuford and Stephen Hanna shared that they found their egg donor. In this video, the dads-to-be discuss their embryo creation process. And - spoiler alert - there are now frozen Hanna-Shuford embryos, and the husbands are ready for their next step: finding a gestational carrier.
Bret, a New York actor, and Stephen, a Broadway dancer, make up the dynamic duo behind @BroadwayHusbands. Gays With Kids is extremely excited to have front row seats as this theater duo vlog about the highs, lows, complications and revelations of their journey to fatherhood through surrogacy.
If you're considering surrogacy, or are in the early stages of your own surrogacy journey, you'll want to watch each video in this series sponsored by the @BroadwayHusbands' fertility clinic, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT).
WATCH: Broadway Husbands Talk Eggs, Embryos and Exciting Next Steps
In this video you'll hear Bret and Stephen discuss:
The egg retrieval process (0:21)
The husbands explain what is considered a good egg retrieval (0:28)
Bret and Stephen share the extraordinary number of eggs retrieved from their donor (0:50)
The process once their egg donor had her second cycle (1:05)
Testing of the eggs to see which ones were the most viable (1:21)
Creation of the embryos and the next steps of waiting to see how they develop (1:31)
PGS testing for genetic ailments; this can also tell the sex and DNA of the embryo (1:45)
Bret and Stephen talk about how many embryos that were successfully created by RMACT (2:20)
Next steps: finding a surrogate (2:36)
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