Couple Learns They're Pregnant Through IVF But With The Wrong Embryo

Sean and Carolyn Savage desperately wanted a third child. Moreover, Carolyn’s ability to conceive was increasingly limited by health issues and age.

However, a third baby was finally conceived after a decade of trying IVF. When the couple decided to go for a fourth child, they used an embryo remaining from a prior IVF treatment. Carolyn was overjoyed when she learned she was pregnant again.

Unfortunately, some bad news followed: There had been a mix up and doctors had accidentally implanted another couple’s embryo inside Carolyn. It turned out she was pregnant with someone else’s child.

The Savage’s were stunned, but since they understood the pain of not being able to conceive, the pair decided to go ahead and carry the other couple’s child to term.

“We’re trying to look at it as a gift for another family that eight months ago we didn’t know,” Carolyn commented as she was nearing delivery. “We will wonder about this child every day for the rest of our life.”

The news was just as devastating for the other couple, although they call Carolyn their “guardian angel.”

“All the emotions a woman has during pregnancy to bond with her child I haven’t had,” Shannon Morell, the child’s biological mother, noted. “It’s been a very empty feeling. All the emotions from nine months are packed into that one day when I actually get to hold my baby. I never felt the baby kick — none of that.”

Source: Little Things
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