BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – NEWS coming out of the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago states that a lesbian couple had welcomed their baby daughter into the world on New Year’s Day.
According to Trinidad Express, the couple’s names are Lisa Melville and Shackiba St.Louis, and it was the latter who gave birth to their daughter whom they named Miracle..
“Their daughter may be as close to a miracle as the gay couple can ever expect,” the media house stated.
The media house stated that the couple had used sperm donated by a gay friend, who prefers to remain anonymous, noting they said that they performed an at-home insemination on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
A week later, after six pregnancy tests and a doctor’s visit, it was confirmed that St. Louis was pregnant.
Baby Miracle was born at 6.03 a.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 1), the fourth baby to be delivered at the Mt. Hope Women’s Hospital on New Year’s Day.
An ecstatic Melville (47), who shared their story with the Express, said she and the 27-year-old St. Louis have been together since February 2018.
“During that time, she kept saying she wanted a baby. I have a daughter who is 21. We have a good friend who we asked to help and he said he had no problem doing it. We came home, he gave us his sperm and I inserted it into her,” the Express quoted Melville as saying.
Melville also said that prior to the insemination, she and St, Louis researched the procedure on YouTube.
She further said that their friend/donor also got tested to ensure he was disease-free.
“We know him for years. Before we did it, he did blood tests to make sure he was not sick. They both had no sexual contact because he is with somebody else. But it is a good friend. I told him that we will like him to be around. He will be the godfather,” she reportedly said.