The lovely Kristin Lambert, Zayne (3), and Maia (13 months).
Kristin says that she self diagnosed herself with PCOS at age 14 after reading an article in a magazine but wasn't officially diagnosed until age 30 when she and her husband saw a reproductive endocrinologist after trying for a year to conceive. Because of her PCOS and her husband's infertility, they were told that IVF was their only option. There was no way that they could afford an IVF procedure, so she started researching online and found an organization that offered grants to couples with infertility.
They were awarded a grant and were paired with a doctor in Utah where they ended up with 6 embryos, of which 2 were implanted initially, and the rest were frozen in pairs. Zayne was conceived on their first try, but his twin did not survive. After an easy pregnancy, long labor, and cesarean delivery, Zayne arrived in October 2013.
A year later, they tried again with two of their frozen embryos. This time was unsuccessful, and resulted in a chemical pregnancy. 3 months later, they tried again with their 2 remaining embryos, and Maia was conceived, but again, her twin did not survive. This pregnancy with Maia was the complete opposite of her first. She had hyperemesis gravidarum and was incredibly sick. Kristin hemorrhaged early on and was put on bed rest, but thankfully, it did not affect the baby. Maia was born via scheduled cesarean in August 2015. "We realize just how blessed we are to have had not one, but 2 successful IVF transfers. I truly feel that I was put on this Earth to be a mother, and God couldn't have blessed me with a better pair of babies than mine".
"No one should be shamed due to their appearance. I just hope to empower women to just be who they are and enjoy life!"