November 28, 2022

After surrogacy, an unexpected pregnancy

Misty Baker turned to a surrogate after ten years of fighting with infertility – and now Baker and her surrogate are both pregnant with twins.

Misty Baker turned to a surrogate after ten years of fighting with infertility – and now Baker and her surrogate are both pregnant with twins. After getting married, Baker and her husband Brian Baker tried unsuccessfully both natural conception and IVF. The Washington couple’s final course of action was surrogacy. While they piled up their savings and continued to get their finances in order, Misty’s friend Amber offered to be the baby’s gestational carrier. 

Six of Misty’s eggs were fertilised with Brian’s sperm, and two of those were implanted inside Amber. In a last-ditch effort to get pregnant, they implanted the 4 remaining embryos into Misty. After several days, the doctor called to tell them they had 4 babies on the way. “We tried for 10 years,” Misty said. “I truly believe I would not have gotten pregnant if Amber had not been a part of this. Unconsciously, it just took that pressure off me.” Brian added: “Somehow that reduced her stress level and anxiety and made it possible for her body to accept the embryos.” ~ Los Angeles Times, May 13

After surrogacy, an unexpected pregnancy
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