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This Baby Photo Sums Up One Family’s Fertility Struggle

PUBLISHED ON 10/09/2015

A recent viral photo is driving home an important message: It doesn't matter how baby got here, just that she did.

Fertility clinic Sher Institutes posted a photo of baby Angela surrounded by a heart of syringes. Why? Because injections, medications and various treatments are the reason she's here at all. And that process is a true labor of love.

"Wow, what a photo. Thank you to Sher Fertility St. Louis and Dr. Dayal patient Angela, who shows the true definition of love that went into making this gorgeous new baby girl," Sher Institutes captioned the photo.

So far, over 700 people have chimed in with comments, most sharing photos of their own IVF babies.

Take a look:




These moms are proof that even when getting pregnant is a struggle, the outcome is worth it. IVF rarely goes off without a hitch. Take the story the TODAY Show's Bobbie Thomas shared with us. She had failed attempts and numerous side effects, like weight gain, and hormones made her extra emotional. But almost three months ago, she welcomed baby Miles. “It’s the best gift you could ever get on this planet," she told Hoda and Kathy Lee.

Although it's one of the most talked-about procedures, know that there are plenty of fertility treatment options besides IVF. And keep in mind, we have a community of women you can vent to who are going through the same exact thing.

PHOTO: Sher Institutes via Facebook