Katie Couric: In Vitro Fertilization Produces Two Sets Of Twins
Misty and Brian Baker had been trying to conceive a child for 10 years before they finally realized the miracle of becoming a parent. Little did they know, they were going to be parents to two sets of twins, from two different mothers.
After having trouble for a number of years trying to conceive a child, Misty and Brian Baker decided the best course of action for them was to try in vitro fertilization. After their third cycle had failed in 2005, the doctor told Misty she could try again if she wanted to but said she should also look into the possibility of a surrogate. Afraid of the idea of a surrogate, Misty thought she would never become pregnant until her best friend, Amber, told her she would be the surrogate for Misty’s child. “I wanted her to know what it is like to hold her own baby,” said Amber of the discussion to become Misty’s surrogate.
Misty said she and Amber went to the doctor where he implanted four embryos in Misty and two inside of Amber. When they went to get the blood test to find out if the procedure took, the nurse told them they were both pregnant. A little while later, while both of the friends were getting an ultrasound, Misty and Amber found out they were both pregnant with twins.
Katie Couric: Friend Offers To Be a Surrogate, Delivers Twins
Amber told Katie Couric she and Misty have been friends for over 18 years and they have a bond she could hardly describe. “We are closer than best friends and we are closer than sisters,” Amber said.
Misty told Katie she was excited when she found out she was going to be raising two sets of twins, Connor, Hope, Victoria and Madison. She didn’t know if she was going to be able to go through a fourth cycle of in vitro fertilization saying it is a very tough and emotional process to go through multiple times. And getting a surrogacy was almost out of the question because of the price, until Amber offered to be the surrogate for free without Misty asking.
Brian said he was excited about the two sets of twins as well. He wanted children for so long that it didn’t matter to him if he had one kid or two kids or four kids. Could he have handled six though?