When Miranda Crawford visited the hospital for her ultrasound scan, she was curious to see what it would show. Having undergone IVF – in vitro fertilization – she was hopeful the scan might show some signs of another life developing inside her. But when the doctors showed her the image, her jaw hit the floor.
This wasn’t the first time that Miranda and Josh Crawford had tried IVF in order to conceive. The married nurses from Charlotte, North Carolina, had undergone the procedure once already. As a result, they were the proud parents of a daughter, Joslyn.
Like many couples, the Crawfords had been trying to get pregnant but without success. The couple had envisaged having a large family; perhaps with the patter of three or even four extra pairs of feet running around the house. With this in mind, choosing IVF was a natural next step for the couple.