Paralyzed bride and husband welcome baby girl
In 2010, a poolside accident at her bachelorette party left Rachelle Friedman Chapman paralyzed. As she'd lost mobility from her chest down, one of her greatest worries was if she'd be able to have children.
Rachelle was assured by paramedics at the scene that she would, but she was later told that due to the blood pressure medication she is on, pregnancy was too dangerous.
However, on Sunday, April 26, 29-year-old Rachelle and her husband, Chris Chapman, became parents to a baby girl, named Kaylee Rae through surrogacy.
Weighing in at seven pounds and eleven ounces, Kaylee Rae came into the world after only three hours of labor.
During the pregnancy, the Chapmans recorded themselves reading stories, which were then played to the baby through belly buds.
Rachelle wrote on Facebook the day of her daughter's birth, "Laurel did amazing and is resting after some hard work...Thank you for the most beautiful gift we will ever receive!"
The Chapmans' experience as first-time parents will be captured in an upcoming reality series which will air on TLC.
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