Moment foster mom found out she’s pregnant after years of infertility fears
"This journey of infertility was long and hard, but it definitely helped shape my husband and me as people and as parents."
By Leo Black via SWNS
This is the tear-jerking moment a foster mom found out she was pregnant after four years of fearing she was infertile.
Shae, who wished to remain anonymous, fell pregnant in early 2022 after she almost died following an ectopic pregnancy.
The video clip shows the moment Shae realizes her pregnancy test is positive, she can be seen sobbing with sheer joy and shock.
Her family and friends react similarly in the footage, crying tears of joy and leaping up to hug her with pure emotion.
Shae, 26, began trying for her first child in September 2017 when she married her husband Alex, 29.
In July 2018, however, after conceiving for the first time, the couple suffered an ectopic pregnancy.
Ectopic pregnancies happen when the fetus develops inside the fallopian tube.
She suffered massive internal bleeding as a result and almost lost her life.
She was also diagnosed with endometriosis during the surgery to treat her, as it had caused massive internal scarring.
As a result of her sole remaining fallopian tube endometriosis and history of ectopic pregnancies, doctors recommended a hysterectomy, which would make her infertile.
The couple, who is from Idaho, refused and continued to try for a baby for another four years.
Alex and Shae decided to become foster parents in May of 2022.
Shae said: "We tried for four years after the loss of our baby. Throughout that time I felt like a failure.
"We felt that God told us to foster children, even with everything else we had going on.
"We had the space in our home and the love in our hearts, so in May 2020, amid the pandemic, we started the process of becoming licensed foster parents."
Shae subsequently underwent two more surgeries to remove the scarring and went on medication to increase her fertility in the summer of 2021.
Six months later, she fell pregnant.
Shae, a recruitment coordinator at Fostering Idaho, was overjoyed and immediately drove to Alex's work to tell him.
"When I found out I was pregnant, I knew I needed to see my husband right away.
"I remember his mouth dropped open and his eyes were so huge, he didn’t believe me, I barely believed myself.
"It took him so long to wrap his head around what I was saying.
"If it wasn’t for that positive test in my hand, we definitely wouldn’t have believed it."
On Oct. 11, the couple gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Carter David, who now lives with them alongside two foster children.
"Due to my health conditions, I was nervous that I would have a very hard pregnancy. But to my surprise, it was an amazing experience.
"I had not felt that healthy and strong in years, since before I became sick.
"This journey of infertility was long and hard, but it definitely helped shape my husband and me as people and as parents.
"We wouldn’t change anything.
"Fostering throughout this journey has also shaped who we are and made us all the better as parents, I wouldn’t have had it any other way."
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