A story of struggle, loss and hope

April 24, 2018 1 min read

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"My husband and I struggled to get pregnant after getting married.  With help of fertility treatments, we conceived boy/girl twins and we were ecstatic.  At 25 weeks, my water broke and the babies quickly came into this world.  Our son weighing 2 lbs and our daughter weighing just 14 oz..  They both fought so hard but our daughter passed away 2 days after birth.  Our son spent the next few months in the NICU.  Our already fragile world was shattered.  We were ready for another pregnancy soon after but knew it wouldn’t come easy.  More fertility treatments and we had another healthy son a couple years later.  After him, it was a round of IVF to bring home our daughter. Our family is now complete with three babies earthside and our daughter in heaven.  Infertility was exhausting, infuriating, stressful, painful, expensive and just plain awful.  In the end,  it brought us the most incredible appreciation for the little lives we get to raise.  The love that we are now able to give to all four of our babies is stronger because of the struggle."

- Elizabeth S. @schulme2

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