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Widow gives birth to late husband’s baby 14 months AFTER he died using their frozen embryos 

A widow who gave birth to her late husband’s child via in vitro fertilization 14 months after his death has revealed that she is now trying for baby number two using their frozen embryos.

Sarah Shellenberger, 41, an Oklahoma school teacher, lost her husband Scott, 41, to a heart attack in February 2020.

Before his sudden death, Sarah and Scott were struggling to conceive, and the couple went through two rounds of IVF – creating two viable embryos, which were then frozen.

After his sudden death, Sarah was able to conceive using one of the embryos, and in May 2021 she welcomed a little boy named Hayes.

A widow who gave birth to her late husband's child via in vitro fertilization 14 months after his death has revealed she is now trying for baby number two using their frozen embryos

A widow who gave birth to her late husband’s child via in vitro fertilization 14 months after his death has revealed she is now trying for baby number two using their frozen embryos

Sarah Shellenberger, 41, an Oklahoma school teacher, lost her husband Scott, 41, to a heart attack in February 2020. They are pictured together before his death

Sarah Shellenberger, 41, an Oklahoma school teacher, lost her husband Scott, 41, to a heart attack in February 2020. They are pictured together before his death

Sarah Shellenberger, 41, an Oklahoma school teacher, lost her husband Scott, 41, to a heart attack in February 2020. They are pictured together before his death

Before his sudden death, Sarah and Scott were struggling to conceive, and the couple went through two rounds of IVF - creating two viable embryos, which were then frozen.

Before his sudden death, Sarah and Scott were struggling to conceive, and the couple went through two rounds of IVF – creating two viable embryos, which were then frozen.

After his sudden death, Sarah was able to conceive using one of the embryos.  She is seen during pregnancy

After his sudden death, Sarah was able to conceive using one of the embryos. She is seen during pregnancy

She welcomed a little boy named Hayes in May 2021

She welcomed a little boy named Hayes in May 2021

Now she plans to give him a sibling using the second and final embryo — which was created just seven days before Scott’s death, on Valentine’s Day in 2020.

Now Sarah (pictured with Hayes) plans to give him a sibling using the second and final embryo — which was created just seven days before Scott's passing, on Valentine's Day in 2020

Now Sarah (pictured with Hayes) plans to give him a sibling using the second and final embryo — which was created just seven days before Scott’s passing, on Valentine’s Day in 2020

Sarah explained that she and her husband “wanted a family most of all,” adding that her son is now a “living part of him.”

“I’ve dreamed of being a mother all my life and I can’t imagine not continuing our journey,” Sarah, who has often shared her story with Instagramwhere she has gained more than 10,000 followers, NeedToKnow.online told.

“My husband and I struggled to conceive and most of all wanted a family.

“I hope and pray that this transfer is successful and will bring our second miracle baby to our family.

“In our view, our embryos are our children and it’s only right to do everything we can to bring our second baby home.”

Sarah explained that she has a “special relationship” with her brother, so it’s important for her to give little Hayes a sibling.

Sarah explained that she and her husband

Sarah explained that she and her husband “wanted a family most of all,” adding that her son is now a “living part of him.” She is in the picture during her pregnancy

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“I’ve dreamed of being a mother all my life and I can’t imagine not continuing our journey,” Sarah (pictured with her husband before his death) told NeedToKnow.online

Sarah explained that she has a 'special relationship' with her brother, so she thinks it's important to give little Hayes a sibling

Sarah explained that she has a ‘special relationship’ with her brother, so she thinks it’s important to give little Hayes a sibling

Sarah has the embryo transfer on June 23 and will know two weeks later if it was a success.  She is pictured with Hayes

Sarah has the embryo transfer on June 23 and will know two weeks later if it was a success. She is pictured with Hayes

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“It’s very emotional, but also exciting,” she said. “I am so grateful to have hope for a second living piece of my husband on the horizon and know that he is with me as Hayes and I carry on”

She added: “It would mean the world to give Hayes a sibling. I have a brother and I know what a special relationship it can be. I want this as much, if not more, for Hayes than I want it for myself.’

Sarah has the embryo transfer on June 23 and will know two weeks later if it was a success.

“It’s very emotional, but also exciting,” she said. “I’m so grateful that I have hope for a second living piece of my husband on the horizon and know that he is with me as Hayes and I carry on.

“I know this is what Scott would want me to do and I firmly believe that from heaven he is doing everything he can to make this happen.”

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