Staff at a fertility clinic in California have gone viral after they shared a video of themselves celebrating as they broke the news of a successful IVF pregnancy to one happy couple.
In the heartwarming footage, which has received nearly five million views online, Dr. Lawrence Werlin of Coastal Fertility Medical Center, in Irvine, California, can be seen picking up the phone to call the couple, Nima and Carlie.
Having spoken to Nima first, Dr. Werlin then asked, “Where’s your girl?”, before stating enthusiastically, “Get her on the line, buddy!”
After Carlie confirmed she was on the other end of the line, Dr. Werlin then held up the handset to the room and gave the surrounding staff members a silent three-second countdown using his fingers.
Then, as the countdown finished, everyone in the room yelled: “YOU’RE PREGNANT!”
Hoots and hollers followed from those in the room, with one member of staff capturing the moment on video.
The center shared the footage of the moment on TikTok on March 31 – and to date it has received nearly five million views.
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The video itself was taken in March of the previous year, as the couple wanted to remain private and for the video to be posted after their baby had arrived.
According to the center, staff have celebrated every IVF patient pregnancy with a congratulatory call like this since 1982.
Upon receiving a positive pregnancy result, Dr. Werlin insists on having his entire staff present to congratulate patients, making between five and 10 such calls per week.
Carlie said: “Receiving that phone call was the most wonderful thing in the world.
“We were so nervous when the doctor called but became so extremely happy when we learned I was pregnant.
“I think it’s really surreal and exciting that we got to share our joy on TikTok.
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“It’s so crazy how many people watched the video and enjoyed it.
“I enjoyed reading all the sweet comments.”
Juliann Nikolic, Corporate Vice President of the center, said: “We have had people from all over the world comment they were brought to tears and chilled by their tears of joy and we feel the same way.
“This is one of the most rewarding moments for us, helping patients achieve their dreams.”
Story courtesy Coastal Fertility Medical Center via T&T Creative Media