Nicole* always knew she wanted a big family.
But after a successful pregnancy in 2011, she and her husband were faced with the scariest challenges of their lives.
The couple began trying to add to their family soon after their son turned 2. A few months passed and Nicole noticed something was off with her menstrual cycle.
She began spotting in the middle of her cycle, which was not normal for her, so she called the doctor.
At first, the doctor said maybe it was implantation bleeding since she had been trying to conceive.