THE SHOCK OF A LIFETIME
It took three years and four rounds of IVF to conceive her twin daughters. “I had been told a million times that it would take a lot of medical intervention to have another child,” says Alisyn. When the girls were toddlers, Alisyn was out celebrating her birthday. Her friends noticed she was having trouble zipping up her pants. “I made my husband take me for an emergency doctor’s visit for strange abdominal distention. I was sure something horrible was amiss. Then, the doctor screamed: ‘Oh my God! There’s a big baby in here!’” Alisyn learned she was 16 weeks pregnant with her son, Nathaniel.