Becoming a mother is one of the best things that can happen in life. But unfortunately, for some woman getting pregnant is almost impossible.
As reported by the Women’s Health, around 10% of women (6.1 million) in the US ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant.
This woman suffered six miscarriages but managed to become a mother with the help of a friend.
Erin Boelhower had nine IVF transfers and more than 600 injections over the course of three years trying to have a baby with her husband Matthew.
Despite having so many miscarriages, they didn’t lose a hope and were dreaming of the day they could hold their daughter or a son.
Erin’s best friend, Rachel Checolinski, made her dream come true – she offered to be Erin’s surrogate. The embryos were transferred, and Rachel got pregnant later that month. That was the beginning of their story.
They spent the next nine months, waiting for the baby to come. When Scottie was born, Erin and Matthew were overwhelmed with emotions, as it was the happiest day of their life.
Now, she is a mother of a rainbow baby, a baby that is born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or loss of a newborn.
This process starts with the medical history and physical exam, including a pelvic exam.
According to the WebMD, infertility treatment options are the following:
- fertility drugs and hormones to help the woman ovulate or restore levels of hormones;
- surgery to remove tissue that is blocking fertility or to open blocked fallopian tubes;
Rachel's decision to become a surrogate completely changed the life of Erin and Matthew, who became the happiest parents in the whole world.