Woman Struggles to Conceive for Years, Finds Out She's Pregnant Just 10 Hours before Giving Birth

Dayna Remus
Mar 23, 2022
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They longed for kids, but no matter how much they tried, nothing happened -- torture for Nicci Garlic. Suddenly, a light appeared. But the danger wasn't over yet.


Thirty-four-year-old Nicci and her husband, 33-year-old Kelsie Garlic, found each other in high school. But, as shy as they were, they only began going out much later in life after Kelsie plucked up the courage to contact his future wife. 

The two drank Starbucks together and have been attached at the hip ever since, even through dark periods. 

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One path that proved challenging was the duo's quest to try to fall pregnant since 2014. But, Nicci had issues with conception, and her high blood pressure also put her at risk. The husband said

"The news of her inability to bare [a] child wore on her and, at times, our relationship. She became depressed and started therapy."

Finally accepting what was, they decided to foster two blood-related brothers in 2020, to adopt them someday. 

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On February 1, 2022, Nicci felt intense stomach pains to the point where she sought out urgent treatment.

What was first joy became panic.

But, the two would never have guessed why she was hurting in the first place. Nicci gave Kelsie a call that changed his entire life

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Kelsie froze in shock as Nicci told him she was pregnant and in labor. She had been carrying their baby for eight months. Speaking about when he heard the news, Kelsie remembered

"I've never, ever felt this way. And granted, it's my first newborn."

But, what was first joy became panic as Nicci began experiencing preeclampsia. The doctors were afraid that the baby could pass away and that the mom could have a stroke

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Luckily, little Charlie Keith Garlic was born to a happy and healthy mother at the Northwestern Medicine Hospital on February 2, 2022. Kelsie expressed

"We have been blessed time and time again and hope to continue giving back our boundless love. This experience has been unbelievable, and I cannot stop weeping with joy."

While ecstatic, the speed and the fact that they had no time to prepare for a newborn left the two in a financially unsafe place. 

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So, they started a GoFundMe page, setting the goal at $50,000. They have already reached just over $47,000. 

Life can work in unexpected ways, and while sometimes it can hand us turmoil, on occasion, it presents us with the most beautiful gift available. 

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Many parents go through severely depressive stages when they can't have kids. Like Nicci, Carrie Kosinski found herself shattered when she found out she couldn't have biological children. 

But, she chose not to let this reality beat her. Instead, she and her husband adopted two sets of twins. However, they didn't expect Kosinski to fall pregnant with another set of twins. 

Now, from a woman who was worried about never having children, Kosinski has six kids. While this level of parenting may be challenging, we are sure that this mom finds it to be nothing short of a labor of love. 

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