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Two Spanish baby boys born!
Today we are celebrating with S.S.S. and G.T.M., the truly lucky couple from Spain, whose baby boys were born three weeks ago in Kiev.
The pregnancy of their surrogate mother was going smoothly, but as soon as a woman carries two, one would always assume that they might be less patient and would come out earlier. That is what happened, the boys decided to wait no longer and were born on week 34, before their parents even got to pack their bags off to Ukraine. They were taken aback by our phone call informing them the labour had just started, but got a strong hold of themselves and followed our guidance.
Although boys were born premature, but they were doing amazingly good and only had to spend several days in the special care unit of the maternity hospital, until S.S.S. and G.T.M. arrived. We must say that for babies born on week 34 they look as they are doing extremely well, eating and sleeping properly and having no health issues. Needless to say that the meeting with their newly-made parents was very emotional, all four cried (not sure if babies cried out of emotion though, rather than claiming their lunches ;)).
We are relieved and happy that everything went well, although a bit hectic and unexpected, and we send our warmest regards to S.S.S. and G.T.M. We are happy for you!
All the best,
Daryna, Olga and all Successful Parents Team
Long-awaited pregnancy confirmed for the Cypriot couple
I even didn’t know how to start writing this post, as I’m being quite emotional about this couple. We made first acquaintance nearly 4 years ago. Both C.C. and M.M.C. are really great, lovely, cheerful and easy-going personalities. They charmed us from the very first moments of communication. However, their path was not that smooth, as two first attempts failed as no one could tell the reason. Additional medical testing and screenings were done and they tried again, resulting in triplet pregnancy with a surrogate mother.
The immense joy changed to anxiety only several days after we learned pregnancy was achieved. Our doctor said that a reduction of one fetus is a must as the whole pregnancy is at risk. At that time C.C. and M.M.C. were too stressed and asked to wait instead. Unfortunately, the pregnancy stopped.
It was a huge strike to them, and our team could not believe they were being so unlucky. It took them about two years to recover emotionally, especially keeping in mind that they only had one embryo left frozen, their last hope to have their own biological child.
Finally at some moment they contacted me again and said they were ready to go on with their last attempt, promising to stick to our recommendations whatever happens this time. I had mixed feelings about them, being sad and angry with them on the one hand and excited to have them back and see them determined and full of hope again. With one embryo the chances were really small, I told them straight away (sometimes I hate my job for making me tell people things that hurt), and we started all over.
Now, when the first screening of their surrogate mother is past and the fetus is developing great and healthy, I look back on their story and remind myself that although it was tough on me, but it was much and much tougher on them, and they still have quite a path to go until they hold their baby in their arms. But it is all worth it, it brings peace to me when I think that at least their fate is changed and now looks much more promising ;)
I wish them smooth expectancy days and I'm happy for them as all our team is.