Carla Collazo had always known she wanted to be a mom but like many others, struggled with infertility. Diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) early in her teens, Collazo knew that starting a family someday wouldn't be easy.
Collazo was prescribed birth control when she was only 11 or 12-years-old as a way of controlling the PCOS. As she grew, she became accustomed to taking the pill every day until she and her partner of 13 years decided it was time to start trying for a baby.
Trying for a baby for three years, Collazo and her boyfriend began to lose hope they would ever conceive. "I kept thinking that when the time is right, my body will let me know. And even though my body kept letting me down, I would just remind myself that the time must not be right yet," she explains in an interview with Cafemom.
After the struggle became too much, Collazo and her partner went to see a doctor to see if they could get some help. The doctor told her that because of her PCOS, conceiving naturally was improbable. Seeing negative after negative pregnancy tests, Collazo began to believe the doctor was right.
On August 25th, when Collazo was at her boyfriend's house, she began experiencing extreme cramping and bleeding. Assuming it was her period, she took some pain medication. Convincing her boyfriend to drop her off at her sister-in-law's house instead of the hospital, she soon realized the hospital was necessary.
Her sister-in-law told her to try showering to see if that would ease the pain but Collazo was soon unable to even stand up. Thinking it was an ovarian cyst or a big blood clot from her period, Collazo went to the bathroom to see if that would ease the pain. Suddenly, she felt a gush and the urge to push.
When her sister-in-law realized the emergency, she called 9-1-1. Collazo continued to push and realized something was coming out of her. Not long after, a baby fell headfirst into the toilet. Both women were terrified to look into the toilet until they heard a miraculous cry. Scooping the baby out, Collazo wrapped the baby with clean towels. She was quickly rushed to the hospital.
Baby Amoura was born weighing 2 lbs 13 ounces and was perfectly healthy. On September 27th, Amoura left the NICU and was able to go home with her parents. Collazo wants to encourage other women with PCOS not to give up because they may experience a miracle soon too.