Tyra Banks welcomes ‘miracle baby’
Following infertility issues, former model Tyra Banks welcomes her first child
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American model and TV personality, Tyra Banks has welcomed her first baby into the world through a gestational surrogate.
A son named York Banks Asla was born yesterday (Wednesday) and Tyra announced the arrival on Instagram saying: “The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here. He's got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik's mouth and chin. As we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us, we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone. York Banks Asla, welcome to the world.”
Banks, 42, and husband Erik have openly spoken about her infertility issues and has undergone IVF procedures to try and conceive, but the couple eventually used a gestational surrogate to have their baby.
A gestational surrogate is when an implanted embryo created by IVF, using intended mother's egg and donor sperm is carried by another woman. As the embryo was created using the mum and dad’s genetics, the baby is genetically related to the parents, and not the surrogate.