Jessica Menkhausen and Derek Manion, both 33, are engaged to be married. However, the St. Louis couple’s wedding is on hold so they can pay for in vitro fertilization, in the hopes of getting pregnant. Menkhausen has battled fertility issues, including two ectopic pregnancies, for the past nine years. On Tuesday, she will have her eggs harvested. Following that, Manion’s sperm will be injected into Menkhausen’s eggs in a Petri dish. If the fertilization works and viable embryos are made, Menkhausen will return to the hospital on Friday for implantation. Here, Menkhausen tells TODAY Moms why she’s allowing a TV audience to follow her story.
I thought you ladies here may be interested in following her story. I'm excited to see how it all turns out!