Pregnancy confirmed for the couple from Brazil!
Z.K. and M.K. of Brazilian origin are now expecting a boy ☺ Their surrogate mother is pregnant and has just smoothly passed the benchmark of the first trimester.
The story of this couple was so tragic that I wanted to cry when I first heard it. Incredible number of IVF attempts, with one biochemical pregnancy, one miscarriage and one stillbirth… The couple did all possible genetic screening and consulted various doctors to try and understand why it was not working. But eventually they had to address surrogacy.
When I was traveling abroad for vacation, I would say, to the end of the world, Z.K. wrote to our Agency and asked for help. Coincidentally we were able to meet while I was on vacations, and her story almost broke my heart.
Since Z.K. still insisted on using her own eggs in the surrogacy program, we agreed to take all possible measures to make sure the pregnancy works.
First two attempts were not successful, but surprisingly, when Z.K. came again to Ukraine, she was even more enthusiastic, her optimism made our doctors smile and they felt attachment to such a brave soul. And then , out of all eggs collected only 1 embryo remained after complex PGD procedure and we tried hard to keep with positive thinking, while Z.K. was 100% sure it would work this time. And she was right! When we saw the positive HCG blood test result, all our team became crazy ☺ Still, we had to take further precautions, so we scheduled amniocentesis after the 1st genetic screening. It was distressing both for us and for the couple to wait for the result, but it came out totally OK. I could hardly describe the joy of Z.K. and M.K. and the relief they felt when we delivered the news to them.
Congratulations, Z.K. and M.K.!
We love you and pray for you and will take good care of your surrogate mother.
Warmly, Olga and all Successful Parents Team