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After 8 Years Of Infertility, Parents’ Shocked Reactions To Quadruplet Pregnancy Go Viral

Posted by Erica Bettencourt

Mon, Oct 06, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

Ashley and Tyson Gardner of Pleasant Grove, Utah, tried to conceive for eight years when they turned to in vitro fertilization this summer.

Boy, did it work. Or rather, girl, did it work. In July, they got the “surprise of our lives” when they went in for an ultrasound and found out they are expecting two sets of identical twins -- all girls.

A photo of the couple looking shocked while holding the ultrasound images has gone viral on their Facebook page, which also features photos of the moment they first found out Ashley was pregnant.

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"My whole goal in opening up about this is to promote infertility awareness," she said in a recent YouTube video. "It's not something that's talked about a lot and it's a really hard trial that people go through."

Ashley's fertility problems were caused by endometriosis, so the couple at first tried intrauterine insemination, she told BabyCenter.com. When that didn't work, they tried IVF, which cost them $12,000 out of their own pockets.

Ashley is now 18 weeks along and she and her husband are busy trying to pick names for their four girls.

"We were so blessed," she writes on her Facebook page.

Source: http://www.today.com

Topics: twins, ultrasound, viral, quadruplet, infertility, parents, nursing, health, pregnant, video, hospital, medicine, babies

Baby gives thumbs-up in ultrasound photo

Posted by Erica Bettencourt

Tue, Sep 02, 2014 @ 02:27 PM

By Devetta Blount

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A baby is already a viral sensation and hasn't even born yet. And It's all because of a gesture in an ultrasound photo.

The fetus was captured flashing what looks like the thumbs-up sign in an ultrasound picture taken last week.

The ultrasound image on Reddit was posted on August 28 under the username meancloth, saying "ultrasound result looks good."

Some have nicknamed the baby the "Fonzie fetus," after the iconic cool guy character in the classic television series Happy Days, according to AOL.com.

The father, Brandon Hopkins, told HLN-TV that his wife is expecting twins and the babies are due to arrive in January. The couple will find out the sex of the babies soon. Hopkins said his brother called and told him, 'Your babies are famous'!

Source: http://www.usatoday.com

Topics: ultrasound, viral, baby, photo, fetus

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