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Angelina Jolie Conceived Twins Through In Vitro Fertilization

July 25, 2008 04:23:49 GMT

US Weekly claimed in its new issue that the couple were in a hurry to have more children and so decided to go through in vitro fertilization that she could finally conceive their newborn twins.


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A new claim has just come from US Weekly magazine that Angelina Jolie conceived her newborn twins; Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, through in vitro fertilization. In its new issue, the publication reports that the actress and her partner Brad Pitt were desperate to have more kids soon and so came to the option.

"They both desperately wanted more babies soon," US Weekly quoted what it called as 'a well-placed source within their camp' as saying. "They conceived through in vitro fertilization".

In vitro fertilization according to reports can cost $12,000 a baby, but Jolie insisted to get through it since "she wouldn't have to deal with the stress of trying to get pregnant," the source revealed. "She could just knock it out."

Speaking about in vitro fertilization, Dr. Arthur Wisot of L.A.'s Reproductive Medical Group explained the procedure can increase the chance of having fraternal twins for women at Jolie's age from under 1 percent to 25 percent. "We live in an era of reproductive freedom, so anybody can do anything they want within legal limits," so he said.

The complete story on Jolie's in vitro fertilization and how she and Pitt plan to raise their six young children are on the new issue of US Weekly, on newsstands now.

Jolie gave birth to son Knox and daughter Vivienne through a caesarean section at the Fondation Lenval hospital in Nice, France at about 6 P.M. on July 12. Pitt was by her side when doctors performed the operation.

© AceShowbiz.com




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