Melissa Kayser, like most newlywed women, couldn’t wait to start a family of her own. But after three years, her hopes had begun to fade.
Kayser had no trouble getting pregnant, but was never able to successfully carry a baby to term. In total, Kayser suffered nine miscarriages.
After exhausting all other options, including fertility treatments and IVF, Kayser’s doctor recommended she use a surrogate to fulfill her dream of having children.
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“I was devastated because you think as women we are literally born to do one thing and that’s to reproduce and when you can’t do that one thing you feel like a failure,” Kayser told InsideEdition.com. “I didn’t know if I could emotionally handle another woman being able to carry my child.”
That’s when Kayser’s sister, 35-year-old Lisa Auten, offered to carry a baby for her.
“I couldn’t stand watching Melissa go through loss after loss,” Auten told InsideEdition.com. “She hurt so badly and she just wanted a child so bad. If I could help give her a family, then I was going to do it.”
After Auten agreed to be the surrogate, doctors implanted two embryos, uncertain if both would take because one was considered “poor quality”.
But after a few months, it was revealed that Auten was pregnant with her sister’s twin girls!
Despite not wanting children of her own Auten said she enjoyed the pregnancy and had no serious complications. She gave birth to two healthy girls, named Tierney and Ashlynn, 6 weeks ago.
Kayser is still marveling at the realization that she has finally become a mother.
“Every day I am in awe. You hear women say you don’t really know love until you have children. They really do complete me,” Kayser said. “There’s never any words that I can say to thank her for what she did. She gave up a year of her life so that we could have a family. I could never repay.”
Source: Inside Edition