A couple claim they went to a fertility clinic and fell pregnant with someone elses baby!

The New York couple who tried for years to get pregnant suffered the mother of all mix-ups once they finally succeeded — giving birth to someone else’s babies, thanks to a bungling Los Angeles fertility clinic, a stunning new lawsuit claims.

Married in 2012, the Asian husband and wife — identified in court papers only as Y.Z. and A.P. — turned to CHA Fertility Center, when their countless attempts, both natural and with artificial insemination, failed, the New York Post reports.

The New York couple made the trip to the west coast in January 2018 to meet with Berger and Hong, and eventually underwent a months-long regimen of medicines, vitamins, tests and procedures that yielded eight embryos.

In all, they spent $100,000 on facility, specialist and doctors fees, medication, lab expenses and travel costs, the couple claimed.

In July 2018, A.P. attempted to have an embryo implanted at the Los Angeles facility, but it didn’t work, the couple said in its Brooklyn federal court lawsuit.

A month later, they were ready to try again, and CHA thawed two of the couple’s female embryos for another attempt.

The two “were ecstatic to learn that after years of trying to conceive, they had success and were pregnant with twins,” according to court papers.

The first sign of a mixup

Ultrasound technicians kept telling the couple that A.P. was carrying twin boys, prompting the “confused” pair to find out why.

They were told it was just an error on the sonogram and the doctor and clinic owner “assured [A.P. and Y.Z.] that they were having girls and that nothing was wrong.”

The birth

On March 30, 2019, A.P. went to a New York hospital. The next day, she gave birth via a cesarean section.

Both babies were boys — and neither shared Y.Z. and A.P.’s Asian ethnicity, the couple charges.

CHA personnel, including Hong, flew to New York to conduct genetic tests that confirmed the newborns weren’t genetically related to Y.Z. and A.P.

“The testing also confirmed that the two male babies were not genetically related to each other,” the couple alleges.

The heartbreaking loss

Y.Z. and A.P. were then forced to give custody of each infant to their respective biological parents, who were also clients of CHA.

Heartbroken and embarrassed, Y.Z. and A.P. haven’t told most of their friends and relatives about the “unimaginable mishap”.

The couple “could not find the courage and the way to tell others about their devastating loss,” they claim.

For A.P. and Y.Z., the experience of delivering the babies and then losing them has left the couple with “permanent emotional injuries from which they will not recover,” they said in their legal claim.

What an horrific ordeal. That poor couple.

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  • How traumatic !!

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  • Absolutely horrific!!!!

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  • So many things that went wrong. Awful.

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  • Very complicated stuff! Oh dear what a muck up, What would you do? Hopefully this will be the last time this happens, but I’m not sure of that.

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  • Horrible after horrible. It seems the mistakes didn’t stop coming. That poor couple going through all of that to not even end up knowing what happened to their own embryos and being left with nothing.


    • They were probably put into two other woman but obviously these woman didn’t get pregnant otherwise they would of realised when they gave both to an asian baby

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  • This is awful and not knowing what happened to their embryos only compounds the grief they must be going through.

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  • Oh, so terrible. And they had to give them back? It’s not enough to suffer infertility, but having to go through a twin pregnancy to find out they were carrying somebody else’s kids? If it had happened to me, I would be so heartbroken. And also so mad to that infertility clinic. So unprofessional. They just brought even more grief to this young couple. :-(

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  • I imagine you would never get over something like that. I hope the fertility clinic gets shut down!

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  • This is such a horrendous ordeal and truly breaks my heart. I can’t even imagine the pain that they experienced. Particuarlly being forced to give the children to their biological parents. Given surrogacy laws in California and New York, if the same situation had occurred in a New York IVF clinic, they would have had legal standing to keep their children. Just awful.

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  • This is such a terrible mix up! I hope they were well compensated although that will never make up for the trauma of what has happened.

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