A stunning mother who underwent four rounds of IVF and enlisted a surrogate in a desperate attempt to conceive a second child ended up having four babies in just 13 months while she was in her forties.
Managing director Tracy Park, 43, from New York, was 30 when she gave birth to her first child, Hunter, now 12, who was conceived naturally in October 2006; due to their busy careers, Tracy and her husband Peter, 42, were not in any rush to have another child.
A decade later however, they both started to realize the clock was ticking and they were desperate to have another child to keep Hunter company, however, after trying for a year, they were told by their doctors that they couldn't conceive naturally and that IVF was their only option.
Big brood! Tracy Park, 43, and her husband Peter, 42, ended up with five children after they turned to IVF and surrogacy in an attempt to conceive a second child
Growing family: After welcoming their first child Hunter (right), now 12, when Tracy was 30, they waited a decade before trying to conceive again to focus on their jobs
'Oh boy': The couple gave birth to second child, Harlow, conceived via IVF, then welcomed twins Piper and Presley via a surrogate, before Tracy learned she was pregnant again
In 2016, they tried four times through IVF for a baby, but none were successful, she decided to try surrogacy, through an agency, to increase her chances. A few months later, she was delighted to discover that one of her IVF treatments worked and she was pregnant with her second child, Harlow, now 18 months, who was born in August 2017.
Meanwhile, her surrogate was also pregnant with not just one baby, but twins, which initially left Tracy and Peter overwhelmed, realizing they had to make room for their big family.
Her twins, Piper and Presley, now 14 months, were born in January 2018, and eight months later, once they moved into a larger house, Tracy discovered she was pregnant with a fifth child, Dylan, now six months old, who was born in September 2018.
Now Tracy and Peter want to encourage people not to give up on their dreams to become parents and they share their journey with over 10,000 followers on Instagram.
'I got pregnant easily at 30 with my first son, but at 40 it was much harder; I tried for a second child for a year then we decided to do IVF,' Tracy said.
'We were very focused on our careers; once we realized, we were both turning 40 and our clock was ticking we put things in motion.
'We ended up doing IVF four times; we were not going to give up trying to have a baby. I always loved being a mom.
'I work full time and had my son. Life was good but my husband and I desperately wanted another child.
Determined: 'We were not going to give up trying to have a baby,' Tracy, pictured with her four youngest children, said of their choice to pursue IVF and surrogacy
The final push: Tracy and Peter had to move into a larger home to accommodate their big brood when they learned Tracy was pregnant with Dylan
Worry: Tracy's final pregnancy, with son Dylan, was the hardest, with the mother, pictured while expecting her fifth child, needed to undergo an emergency C-section
Moving on: 'We were thrilled but realized very quickly life has to