Michelle Fenwick

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2019-09-24 at 07:43:43

Michelle is 42 years old, married to husband Glenn with two kids aged 16 & 13. She offered to be a gestational surrogate for a friend that she knew through work. As gay intended dads, surrogacy was their preferred option to start a family. They had two embryos banked wit IVF Australia in Sydney, and when the first failed to thaw, they had just remaining embryo to work with. They were incredibly lucky to be successfully pregnant after that one transfer. After a pretty smooth pregnancy, Michelle gave birth to baby Alice Michelle in March 2019 and carried a second child, Isaac for the same Sydney couple in November 2020.


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