TWINS have been fathered by two different Brit dads for the first time.
Alexandra and Calder were born to London couple Simon and Graeme Berney-Edwards via surrogate mum Meg Stone after a £25,000 IVF procedure.
Graeme is the father of Calder and Simon is the father to Alexandra.
Simon, 43, told the Mirror: “It is amazing that Graeme and I have been able to father one of our twins each.
“Meg did an amazing job – and it meant she was actually pregnant by two men at the same time. It’s thanks to the wonder of IVF that we have been able to achieve our dream.
“Graeme and I have always wanted to have a family and now we have our lovely twins.”
The couple had to fly out to the US to complete the groundbreaking treatment because it is not practised in the UK.
They met mother-of-two Meg, 32, from Canada, online.
‘OVER THE MOON’
An anonymous woman provided her eggs, Simon and Graeme fertilised them in Los Angeles, they were frozen and then six months later the embryos were implanted into Meg’s womb.
Simon said: “We couldn’t decide on who would be the biological father. Graeme said it should be me, but I said that he had just as much right as I did.
“Then the clinic told us it could be both of us. They said that we could have half the embryos fertilised with my sperm and then half with Graeme’s sperm.
“We were nervous at first, but meeting Meg was like being reunited with a long-lost sister. She wrapped us both in a hug before introducing us to her adorable boys.”
The pair were “over the moon” when Meg revealed she was pregnant with twins.
Meg went into labour in week 36 of the pregnancy and Simon and Graeme were at her side.
Simon said: “Graeme held her hand through it all while her mum and I stood at the other end.
“It was the most amazing experience of our lives. Alexandra was born first and Calder arrived minutes later. It was just amazing to meet them at last.
“When we held them the first time, we couldn’t believe that we were both daddies. It was a long way to go and do this, but it was worth it to both be able to have fathered one of the twins each.”
The flew home seven weeks later with the twins.
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Meg said: “I saw Simon and Graeme’s profile on a surrogacy website and I thought they had lovely smiles. I had recently split with my partner and I wasn’t ready for another baby, so I wanted to help someone.
“Simon and Graeme are like brothers to me now. They call me the twins’ Tummy Mummy, which I love.
“It was amazing being pregnant with embryos that they had both fathered. Science is an amazing thing.”
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