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Discovery Health is promoting a special week of programming called Baby Week. Beginning Sunday, June 8 - at 8PM E/P - Discovery will offer "unbelievable stories" about family building and parenting.
Discovery Health explains Quads with 2 Moms, which airs June 9, at 8PM E/P: "Karen Wesolowski, 42, and Martha Padgett, 38, met in August 2000, while working in health care at a California hospital. After a whirlwind romance spent traveling the world, Martha moved into Karen's home in Riverside, Calif., and they began their lives together as a lesbian couple.
"When Karen and Martha first met, Martha had a 3-year-old daughter, Julia, from a previous marriage. Karen soon became Julia's doting stepmother. As time went on, however, the two women desperately wanted children of their own. Thus began the process of trying to get pregnant through in-vitro fertilization.
"After three unsuccessful years of procedures using Karen's eggs and an anonymous sperm donor, the two women were almost ready to give up. Mentally and financially exhausted, Martha suggested using Martha's eggs, as she was younger than Karen. They also decided to up the odds by implanting two embryos into both moms. Miraculously, their plan worked — better than expected. Each mom got pregnant … with two babies!"
Baby Week shows include Quads with 2 Moms, June 9; Deliver Me, June 10; World's Smallest Mom, June 11; Amazing Births, June 12; Mystery Diagnosis, June 13.