Published at 6th of November 2020 11:50:05 PM
“Come in . ”
Her deep, penetrating gaze remained fixed on the view outside the window .
From behind, the door opened to reveal a doctor with brown hair and blue eyes . He slowly walked over to her side and, in his deep voice, asked, “Ms . Song, are you currently resting?”
“Yes . ”
He immediately proffered an apology . “I’m sorry to bother you . ”
“It’s no bother . ” She turned around and flashed him a kind, elegant smile, which showed off her cherry lips and pearly white teeth . “How is it going?”
The other returned a knowing smile . “That’s the purpose of my unannounced visit . ”
“Please go on . ”
He eagerly explained, “Everything is proceeding as planned, but since the sperms have been kept in a liquid nitrogen tank at a negative one-hundred-seventy degree, the success rate of you conceiving may be quite low . The success of artificial insemination hinges on the quality of the sperms and the usage of refined techniques together with certain equipment . ”
She was gripped with nerves all of a sudden as she looked at him with desperate eyes .
“Are you saying that the chances of success are low?”
“Yes . ”
“How low will it be?”
She had lost all her calmness by now to maintain her graceful demeanor and desperately demanded for an answer by grabbing the doctor’s sleeves .
The doctor, nevertheless, remained good-natured as he assuaged her uneasiness . “I can understand how you are feeling right now, but you need to calm down a little . The success rate may be low, but it isn’t as low as you think . It’s about forty percent!”
“In other words, the chances of me getting pregnant are only forty percent?!”
Her eyes bulged wide in disbelief upon hearing that . She found great difficulty accepting the news .
Nodding, the doctor pushed up the frame of his glasses against his nose and explained, “Well, not to mention, you’re currently in a weak state . Even if the sperms enter your body, they can’t fertilize an egg at all . Your weak body constitution is one of the contributing factors for the low success rate . ”
The lady bit down on her lip hard in anxiety .
“It’s fortunate that the sperms are of high-quality and in a good state . If you don’t mind, why don’t you try IVF-ET, instead?”
“In-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer . ”
She had never heard this medical term before .
The reason she came to know about artificial insemination was mainly Mu Yazhe having intended to use such a technique on the surrogate mother, whom he had specifically selected to give birth to his children seven years ago .
Back then, when Yun Shishi was selected to be the surrogate mother, she had a medication examination conducted, which revealed that she was unsuitable for artificial insemination and the chances of success were very low .
It astonished Song Enya greatly when she first learned of this matter, and it was not until recently that she remembered this, which led to her taking a gamble and staking her all for a chance to give birth to the man’s children .
She knew nothing about IVF-ET, however .
“IVF-ET is better known as ‘test-tube babies’ in your country . Simply put, it’s a process where we combine an egg with sperm outside the body in an artificially controlled environment . Upon success, the fertilized egg, or the zygote, will then be implanted into your uterus where it slowly grows and develops into a baby . I must let you know, though, that this method is extremely painful—far more painful than the usual artificial insemination methods . Are you willing to give it a go?”
“What’s the success rate?”
“It’s as high as ninety-nine percent . ”