An expectant Utah mom, who has been trying to get pregnant for years, has learned that she is carrying quadruplets: two sets of identical twins.
Ashley and Tyson Gardner of Pleasant Grove, Utah have been trying for a baby for about eight years; however, all their efforts failed. Doctors revealed that Ashley was suffering from endometriosis, a condition that affects the lining of the uterus, reducing her chances of conceiving a baby.
The expectant parents have also documented their journey and created a Facebook page called "A Miracle Unfolding - Gardner Quadruplets." The couple has been sharing the experience and posting images of moments when they found about the pregnancy and the news of the two sets of identical twins. The page has gained popularity, with more than 80,000 Likes.
"This is the story of our 8-year journey with infertility ending in an IVF treatment and now pregnant with quadruplets! We feel blessed beyond measure," the Facebook page said.
Ashley shared some of her thoughts in an email to CNN. She revealed that they had tried many things to get pregnant in the last eight years. The couple adopted a new diet and medication to conceive a child. Ashley also underwent a surgery and also tried intrauterine insemination (IUI) or artificial insemination. However, none of the couple's efforts resulted in Ashley getting pregnant. They finally tried in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and in July they found that Ashley was pregnant.
The couple was excited to learn about the pregnancy, but they were even more thrilled after Ashley went for a regular 7-week scan and the doctor revealed she was carrying two sets of identical twins.
Ashley also said that doctors implanted two embryos in her as part of the IVF procedure and they split and resulted in two sets of identical twins. All the babies are girls. The chances of getting quadruplets are at 70 million to one.
Check out a short video clip that shows the fertility journey of the couple.