Quite the Infertility Connection!
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|Mon, 12-23-2013 - 9:30am|
The Today Show has a great story about two couples who met through a infertility forum, and ended up connected in the most supportive way imaginable:
Both couples started in vitro fertilization at Shady Grove Fertility Center near Washington D.C. Feeling frustrated and alone, they both started connecting with other families going through infertility on the center's Facebook page. In time, Palmisano and Rivas found each other.
"Once I started talking to her, I was like, 'Oh my gosh, here is someone going through the same things,'" Rivas said.
As the friendship between Palmisano and Rivas grew, the Rivas family finally got some good news. They were expecting twins!
The Palmisano family did not have similar results, and endured four failed IVF cycles. They needed another option.
"I just kind of blurted out, 'I'll do it! I'll carry for you,'" Rivas said. Palmisano couldn't believe it at first, but the couples soon began trying again. This time, they were doing it together.
The Palmisano family is now expecting twins in February, who are being carried by Andrea Rivas!
What do you think of their story?