Same-sex couple Claire and Steph Eden-McIlroy are the proud new parents of a beautiful baby girl, LJ. Although Claire is LJ’s biological mother, her partner Steph trained her body into lactating so she can help Claire breastfeed — something that most people didn’t even know was possible. You may remember the Australian couple’s bold photos posted to social media as they took turns breastfeeding little LJ (who is now two months old).
(All photos courtesy Kris Baum Photography) How far would you go for your BFF? One woman went as far as carrying her bestie’s child. Australians Calie Fletcher and Jeni Mitchell have been friends for 20 years. When Fletcher couldn’t conceive a second child, her best friend stepped up to the plate and offered to be her surrogate.
Mariah Carey underwent IVF treatments to become pregnant with twins while Tom Arnold and wife had son after 22 rounds of in vitro that failed. Costs of receiving repeat fertility treatments can set unrealistic expectations for couples who don’t have big bank rolls like celebrities.