Double bliss after IVF treatment
The midwife detected a heartbeat – and a shadow – at the scan in week 7. The pregnancy also felt very different compared to when she was expecting Anna. This time around, Pia was struggling with food aversion and fatigue. There must be something wrong, she reasoned.
Then one afternoon in week nine, before Anna is to be picked up from daycare, she finds out for certain. Pia is in shock, as she is staring at the scan with the two tiny flashing hearts. Once the shock had subsided, Pia was closely monitored during her pregnancy as is customary with twin pregnancies. One late summer’s day in 2020, Anna became the big sister of her full sisters.
“The biological aspect means more to some than others. If Anna's donor had been unavailable, my dream of giving her siblings would definitely have outweighed the desire for it to happen with the same donor,” says Pia Jensen.