This Woman Wanted To Get Pregnant With IVF, But When She Saw The Ultrasound Her Jaw Hit The Floor

When Miranda Crawford visited the hospital for her ultrasound scan, she was curious to see what it would show. Having undergone IVF – in vitro fertilization – she was hopeful the scan might show some signs of another life developing inside her. But when the doctors showed her the image, her jaw hit the floor.

This wasn’t the first time that Miranda and Josh Crawford had tried IVF in order to conceive. The married nurses from Charlotte, North Carolina, had undergone the procedure once already. As a result, they were the proud parents of a daughter, Joslyn.

Like many couples, the Crawfords had been trying to get pregnant but without success. The couple had envisaged having a large family; perhaps with the patter of three or even four extra pairs of feet running around the house. With this in mind, choosing IVF was a natural next step for the couple.

The first human to be born as a result of IVF treatment was Louise Brown, who was successfully delivered in a hospital in Oldham, England, in 1978. The surviving member of the three-person team that pioneered the treatment, Robert G. Edwards, was presented with the Nobel Prize in 2010.

Since that day, it’s reckoned that around five million people worldwide have been born as a result of IVF. The treatment is typically used by older women, or women with infertile partners. Funnily enough, couples that choose IVF sometimes find that they are subsequently able to conceive naturally should they try for another child.