Couple Endures 15 Miscarriages


COUPLE’S SPEAKS OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 10 YEARS ABOUT THEIR HEARTBREAKING JOURNEY TO BECOME PARENTS. I SIT DOWN WITH LINDSAY AND BRIAN VARGAS– WHO SAY–THEY HAVE ONE MORE SHOT AT HAVING A BABY. LINDSAY VARGAS SAYS, “I JUST CAN’T GIVE UP. I JUST CAN’T…I DON’T KNOW.” MARRIED IN 2004–LINDSAY AND BRIAN VARGA’S WISH TO BECOME PARENTS HAS COME WITH A DECADE OF HEARTACHE. LINDSAY VARGAS SAYS, “WE HAVE SPENT 150- THOUSAND DOLLARS. I’VE HAD 15 MISSCARRIAGES. WE’VE HAD ONE ECTOPIC PREGNANCY.” 15 MISCARRIAGES–L INDSAY SAYS EACH TIME SHE WOULD MAKE IT TO WEEK EIGHT–BUT AT WEEEK NINE–NO HEARTBEAT–AND HER DOCTOR COULDN’T TELL HER WHY “NO ONE HAS ANY ANSWERS FOR ME.” LINDSAY AND BRIAN SAY THEY’VE TRIED ADOPTION– THREE TIMES…BUT THE MONEY SPENT ON FERTILITY HAD IMPACTED THEIR FINANCES. LINDSAY VARGAS SAYS, “WE’VE BEEN TO SEVERAL DIFFERENT AGENCIES. A COUPLE OF THEM SAID OUR CREDIT SCORES WEREN’T HIGH ENOUGH.” AND TWO OTHER ADOPTION ATTEMPTS FELL THROUGH WHEN THE PARENTS DECIDED TO KEEP THEIR CHILDREN. LINDSAY VARGAS SAYS, “I KNOW IN MY HEART AT ONE POINT I WOULD LOVE TO BE A MOM. I DON’T CARE HOW IT HAPPENS.” THE COUPLE SAYS THEY ARE OFTEN ASKED–WHY DON’T THEY JUST GIVE UP? BRIAN VARGAS/LINDSAY’S HUSBAND SAYS, “THERE’S BEEN TIMES WE’VE WANTED TO. NEITHER DID LINSDAY’S SISTER… “SHE’S THE HERO IN ALL OF THIS.” KELLI–WHO HAS THREE KIDS OF HER OWN–OFFERED TO BE A SURROGATE. KELLY O’TOOLE/LINDSAY’S SISTER SAYS, “THEIR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER, I”VE NEVER SEEN AND THEY JUST DESERVE IT.” THIS FAMILY TURNED TO DR. DOHERTY WITH REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SPECIALISTS AT METHODIST HOSPITAL. DR. DOHERTY/ REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES SAYS, “ONCE AGAIN, THINGS STARTED FALLING APART WHEN HER SISTER HAD A TUMOR AND HAD TO HAVE ONE OF HER OVARIES REMOVED.” KELLY PRESSED ON. SHE’S TRIED ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION FOUR TIMES– THEN, ANOTHER BLOW. THEIR MOTHER UNEXPECTEDLY DIED. LINDSAY VARGAS SAYS, “I WANTED SO BAD ON HER DEATH BED TO BE ABLE TO TELL HER YOU’RE GOING TO FINALLY HAVE A GRANDBABY, SHE’S PREGNANT.” THE FAMILY HASN’T GIVEN UP–THEY ARE HOLDING OUT HOPE IN VITRO FERTILIZATION AND EMBRYO GENETIC TESTING WILL FINALLY GIVE THEM A BABY. DR. DOHERTY SAYS, “WE’VE FOUND THAT PRENANCY RATES ARE MUCH HIGHER…AND TAKE HOME BABY RATES ARE MUCH HIGHER.” THE COST OF THAT HAS THEM SHARING THEIR STORY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE ON GO FUND ME LINDSAY VARGAS SAYS, “I WAS HUMILIATED AT FIRST TO ASK FOR HELP FROM SOMEBODY…THAT’S NOT US.” BUT THIS COUPLE SAYS THE SUPPORT IS PORING IN–AND THEY ARE STRONGER THAN THEY HAVE EVER BEEN. LINDSAY AND BRIAN ARE SHARING THEIR STORY BECAUSE THEY SAY THEY HOPE IT OPENS DOORS FOR OTHERS TO FEEL COMFORTABLE TALKING ABOUT THEIR INFERTILITY STRUGGLES. I HAVE MORE ON PREIMPLANTA TION GENETIC TESTING AND SURROGOCY UNDER LINDSAY AND BRIAN’S STORY AT WOWT DOT COM–AS WELL AS A LINK TO THEIR GO FUND ME PAGE.

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