The Gaidos Family's Story
It took two years, three miscarriages, and a round of IVF for Stefanie to become pregnant. She and Matt thought their story was finally over. At 30 weeks pregnant, however, they realized it was only just beginning. Stefanie became violently ill and was hospitalized with HELLP Syndrome. Levi was born a day later, weighing only 3lbs 2oz and requiring immediate transfer to the NICU . While most recover after delivery, Stefanie became sicker. Matt found himself alternating visits between his wife in the ICU and his newborn son in the NICU. Thankfully, Stefanie eventually recovered and was discharged. Levi required another 8 weeks in the NICU where he would learn how to feed, grow, and survive a severe intestinal infection. The Gaidos family is now home and appreciating every day with their healthy miracle baby.