New uses for home utensils
Date: Sun, 16 May 93 18:58:05 PDT
Subject: New uses for home utensils
From: Keith Bostic
From: Lafayette Journal and Courier, May 11, 1993 Page A2
"Gee whiz, Ma, it's a Rubbermaid"
By The Associated Press
Raleigh, N.C. - A woman who volunteered to have a baby for her
sister - and conceived using a turkey baster and doing a
headstand - gave birth on Mother's Day.
The baby, John Franklin Wittle, was born at Rex Hospital in
Raleigh, weighing in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces. His aunt, Julie
Johnson, 34, a single Navy lieutenant, endured a 20-hour labor
to give her sister and brother-in-law a baby.
The sister, Janet Johnson had failed to become pregnant using
more scientific means. So she sterilized a $2.95 kitchen
baster in the dishwasher, got her husband, Mark Wittle, to make
his genetic contribution, then carried it to her sister.
Julie Johnson inseminated herself twice in August with Wittle's
semen. She stood on her head each time, while leaning against
© 1993 Peter Langston