After Suffering Six Agonizing Miscarriages, This Couple’s Best Friend Made Their Dream Come True

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One pregnancy test followed another, but for 12 months the results showed up negative. A visit to the doctors revealed that Erin had developed an infection in one of her fallopian tubes. Its removal, however, would mean that a natural conception would subsequently prove incredibly tricky.

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Erin’s problems didn’t end there, though. When the surgery had been completed, doctors discovered she had both hypothyroidism and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Although neither condition posed a particular threat to the wannabe mom’s health, they meant conception would range from difficult to impossible, with a risk of miscarriage if successful.

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So Erin and her husband weighed up their options and decided to try other methods of conception. First they gave intrauterine insemination (IUI) a shot, whereby Matthew’s sperm was placed directly into Erin’s uterus. “This would be the beginning of our hundreds of injections,” Erin told the New York Post in October 2018.

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