Yesterday evening the surrogacy community was rocked as news poured in that a fellow experienced surrogate from Idaho had just lost her life near the very end of her current journey. She was 37 weeks with twins, scheduled to be induced today, but suffered from complications yesterday and could not be saved. She leaves behind a husband and 3 boys. The surrotwins she was carrying, who were delivered by emergency cesarean, are in critical condition and fighting for their lives.
This outcome is rare, the first I've heard of in the eight years I've been involved in this process, but the news comes at a vulnerable time seeing as I am 31 weeks pregnant with surrotwins myself.
While we surrogates understand that there are risks involved when helping others expand their families, we make informed decisions along the way and have many backup plans in place just in case, knowing its all worth it to help ease the heartache of an infertile couple. Until the worst case scenario does happen. My heart is so heavy over this situation. Please keep this family, and the twins family, in your thoughts and prayers.