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The Year of the Dragon is upon us and apparently it’s the luckiest year in the Chinese lunar calendar. And according to The Wall Street Journal, that means a lot of Chinese and Chinese-Americans are looking to have a dragon baby. We’ve already told you about the traits of 2012 Dragon babies, so it’s understandable that parents want their babies to have those desirable qualities. Some couples are so committed to having a baby in 2012 that they’re looking into fertility treatments to ensure that it happens -- even couples who don’t have fertility problems are looking to undergo IVF. The Wall Street Journal reports that reproduction clinics in the United States and China are seeing an increase in customers.
And while IVF treatments in China cost about $2,400, compared to the $10,000 cost in the U.S., many Chinese couples are traveling to America for the procedure because they believe it’s more successful here. Some are even using surrogates from the U.S. as well since surrogacy is illegal in China.
Well, these couples have until February 9, 2013 to welcome a baby -- that’s date of the next Chinese New Year.
Plus, more from The Bump:
Traits of 2012 Babies
The Real Cost of Fertility Treatments
Would You Freeze Your Eggs If Your Boss Told You To?
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