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Never Lose Hope. This Story is Amazing!

Posted by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 10:23 AM
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This Ohio Mom is Pregnant Naturally, after being told she couldn't conceive. Her story will drop your jaw...it did mine!

~Carolyn Savage, an Ohio mother-of-five, made headlines in 2009 when a clinic implanted her with the wrong embryo, and she gave birth to another couple's baby for them
~Only her first son Drew, 19, was conceived naturally, with husband Sean, 44
~Her next son, Ryan, 17, and daughter Mary Kate, six, were the result of subsequent IVF treatments, and her twins Isabella and Regan, three, were born via a surrogate
~Mrs Savage is now shocked to discover she is expecting an un-planned baby boy

A 45-year-old mother-of-five, who has had two of her children as a result of IVF, and two via surrogacy, was stunned to find herself pregnant by natural means in April, following a 20-year battle with fertility.

'After two decades without a spontaneous conception; after countless ovarian stimulation cycles, multiple intrauterine insemination and more than five IVF attempts... I was pregnant - the old fashioned way,' Carolyn Savage writes of her discovery for Today.com.

And not only has the Ohio mother suffered several miscarriages in the past, she has even given birth to another couple's child, when, six years ago, doctors accidentally implanted her with the wrong embryo during an IVF mix-up. Mrs Savage made worldwide news when she agreed to carry the child to full term anyway, and then reunite him with his biological parents.

Miracle baby: Mrs Savage is astonished to be having a healthy pregnancy, after 'two decades without a spontaneous conception... countless ovarian stimulation cycles, multiple intrauterine insemination and more than five IVF attempts'
Mrs Savage, who is now almost 15 weeks pregnant, and husband Sean, 44, have been having unprotected sex for the duration of their 21-year marriage, and have only conceived naturally once, 20 years ago; so Mrs Savage could hardly believe it when she saw the results of her home pregnancy test a few months ago.
She 'immediately' raced to her computer to Google 'pregnant at 45,' and was met with a wash of gloomy statistics.

'Some of the sites reported miscarriage rates as high as 90per cent for a woman my age,' she writes. 'I told Sean later that night and followed the news up with the sobering statistics and the warning, "This probably won’t last."'

As the couple anxiously 'waited' to lose their baby, time progressed and Mrs Savages' routine examinations flew by without a hitch.

'Finally, at 15 weeks, we received the results of our cell free DNA study: Our baby was chromosomally typical, and he is a boy,' she reveals.

Already a mother-of-five, Mrs Savage's first son Drew, 19, was her only naturally conceived child, followed by a heart-breaking series of miscarriages and complicated pregnancies over the years.

Her next eldest son Ryan, 17, was a result of IVF, as was her daughter Mary Kate, six. Her following IVF pregnancy was in 2009, this time when her fertility clinic mistakenly implanted her with the embryo of another couple, Shannon and Paul Morrell.

Knowing how much this baby was wanted, Mrs Savage made the life-altering decision to carry the child, Logan, now six, to full term and reunite him with his parents.

She writes that she loved Logan as her own and still 'thinks and prays for him' every day.

Because Mrs Savage suffers from a pregnancy-related condition called HELLP syndrome, which can cause life-threatening pre-eclampsia, she was told while carrying Logan that her uterus was simply unable to carry any more children.

So in 2011, Mrs Savage and her husband used a surrogate, nurse Jennifer O'Nash, to birth their twin girls, Isabella and Regan, now three, and settled happily with their 'happy ending' - a brood of five.

Now, in an unexpected twist, the thrilled couple looks set to have their sixth child in the same manner as their first, completely naturally, closing a two-decade long loop with a discovery that Mrs Savage aptly describes as: 'The stuff of fairy tales.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2670968/Im-pregnant-old-fashioned-way-45-year-old-mom-conceives-NATURALLY-20-year-battle-fertility-problems-surrogacy-traumatic-IVF-mix-up.html
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Peregrine
by Carrie on Jun. 29, 2014 at 1:27 PM
This story makes me all kinds of happy.
iSMILEheCRIES
by Platinum Member on Jun. 29, 2014 at 6:16 PM
Chills! Crazy chills!
stcy79
by Stacey on Jun. 29, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Its amazing!

Our angel was born to heaven on 1/10/2014 at 14wks 3days.

Angela4boys
by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 8:36 PM
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Isn't that awesome! And frankly, I just love when Drs are wrong! Haha!! I feel like a bratty teenager in that regard ;)

Quoting Peregrine: This story makes me all kinds of happy.
Angela4boys
by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 8:38 PM
I know! I was in tears. It just feels really good....and after carrying a baby for another couple, I feel like she deserves a little bonus ;)

Quoting iSMILEheCRIES: Chills! Crazy chills!
Angela4boys
by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 8:39 PM
Haha! I thought so too!

Quoting stcy79:

Its amazing!

nmartin15
by Bronze Member on Jun. 29, 2014 at 9:59 PM

defintiely made me teary eyed, so happy for her. how amazing

blessedmommie07
by Desiree-admin on Jun. 29, 2014 at 11:48 PM
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Wow! That is a truly amazing story!

Angela4boys
by on Jun. 30, 2014 at 6:39 AM
It made me teary too. I can't help but think she got major bonus points after the IVF mixup ;)

Quoting nmartin15:

defintiely made me teary eyed, so happy for her. how amazing

iSMILEheCRIES
by Platinum Member on Jun. 30, 2014 at 9:37 AM
I was in awe at that. Now THATs a real momma, giving another woman that gift. And plus now everyone is rich because that clinic sure didn't get let off the hook that easily.

Quoting Angela4boys: I know! I was in tears. It just feels really good....and after carrying a baby for another couple, I feel like she deserves a little bonus ;)

Quoting iSMILEheCRIES: Chills! Crazy chills!
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