Pregnancy dream realized with help from 3 On Your SidePosted: Updated:
In vitro fertilization is the topic of this 3 On Your Side report and this is a wonderful update to a story two years in the making.
For David and Tracey Barno, it's a dream come true.
"We're having a baby!" Tracey said.
But it's a pregnancy that almost didn't happen and that left the couple hopeless.
"Down in the dumps, I guess you could say, with no hope in sight, just trying to re-establish our life and move forward, basically," Tracey said.
3 On Your Side first introduced you to the couple's heart-breaking story nearly two years ago, shortly after they got married.
Although Tracey had three children from a previous marriage, they were eager to have a child together. But due to medical complications, Tracey had to undergo in vitro fertilization.
So they put their savings, about $18,000, into their one chance of having a baby.
"God blessed me to allow me to marry my wife who already has three beautiful children that I've been so blessed to be a part of their life," David said. "I just want to have a child that is part of me as well."
But, after paying 18 grand up front, the fertility treatment center said there was a problem with the couple's embryos and stopped the process without giving any kind of explanation.
"He said, 'We don't have those answers and if you want those answers, you have to hire somebody else to do the examination of the embryos," Tracey said.
Because the clinic stopped the fertility process, Tracey never became pregnant, but that didn't keep the fertility center from keeping the entire $18,000.
"We didn't know where it was going to go from there, but we just had to move forward," she said.
But things turned around because doctors with the Arizona Center for Fertility Studies saw 3 On Your Side's report.
"When we first watched it, it was like, oh my God, I just didn't even believe that happened and happened the way it happened. Let's reach out and see if they're open to maybe trying this again," Dr. Jay Nemiro said.
We put Nemiro and his team in touch with David and Tracey and once we did, the dream of having a child became reality.
Diesel, David and Tracey's little baby boy, was recently born.
"It's just overwhelming that it's finally here and he's just amazing, it's just such a beautiful story," Tracey said.
Tracey said sometimes she still can't believe Diesel is here, born, she says, thanks to medical science, caring doctors at the Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and the help of a 3 On Your Side report.
It's a new chapter in Tracey and David's life, a chapter they said they thought would never happen and couldn't be any happier.
Congratulations to Tracey and David and of course a big thank you to Arizona Center for Fertility Studies for getting involved after my first report.