Miraculous: Gorgeous mum act as a surrogate mother of twins for her best friend who had 21 unsuccessful IVF treatment and who then got pregnant weeks before they were due

Miraculous: Gorgeous mum act as a surrogate mother of twins for her best friend who had 21 unsuccessful IVF treatment and who then got pregnant weeks before they were due

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  • Model becomes surrogate mother for best friend who couldn’t get pregnant
  • Rosie Luik had twins for Lauren and Myron Lichtnauer in March 
  • Ms Lichtnauer had 21 unsuccessful IVF treatments when trying to conceive
  • She then ‘miraculously’ fell pregnant just weeks before Ms Luik’s due date

Rosie Luik is many things in life. She’s a mum-of-four, the surrogate mother of her best friend’s twins, a survivor of a near-death experience, a fireman’s wife, an author … and now the model chosen to become the Australian ambassador of Britney Spear’s new lingerie label, Intimate Britney Spears.

After so many ups and downs, we can’t think of a more-deserving woman to get such a huge career break.




You might remember hearing about Brisbane beauty Rosie Luik earlier this year. She’s the model mama who selflessly agreed to help her best friend, Lauren Lichtnauer, become a mum by being her surrogate, despite having already given birth three times. But it turns out her story was to have a number of interesting twists.

A woman so desperate to have children she turned to her best friend to be a surrogate mother was shocked when she ‘miraculously’ fell pregnant just weeks before her friend’s due date.

Lauren Lichtnauer and her husband, Myron, had tried to have children for years, even undergoing 21 unsuccessful IVF treatments – including four miscarriages.

 

A woman so desperate to have children she turned to her best friend to be a surrogate mother was shocked when she ‘miraculously’ fell pregnant just weeks before her friend’s due date.

Lauren Lichtnauer and her husband, Myron, had tried to have children for years, even undergoing 21 unsuccessful IVF treatments – including four miscarriages.

After watching her friends struggle, Rosie Luik – a Brisbane model and mother-of-four – decided to step in and be a surrogate for the Lichtnauers.

Lauren Lichtnauer (rigtht) was desperate to have children and turned her best friend, Rosie Luik (left) to become a surrogate mother, only to fall pregnant just weeks before the due date

Lauren Lichtnauer (rigtht) was desperate to have children and turned her best friend, Rosie Luik (left) to become a surrogate mother, only to fall pregnant just weeks before the due date

'I just blurted it out, I said, "look, we'll discuss it later, but basically I'm going to have your baby",' Ms Luik (right) said 

‘I just blurted it out, I said, ‘look, we’ll discuss it later, but basically I’m going to have your baby’,’ Ms Luik (right) said

‘I just blurted it out, I said, ‘look, we’ll discuss it later, but basically I’m going to have your baby’,’ Ms Luik told 60 Minutes.

‘I knew I was good at it. I’d had three babies. I had never had a complication. I just wanted to help Lauren.’

Ms Lichtnauer told 60 Minutes she was conflicted at different times during the surrogacy, but ultimately was thrilled her best friend was able to help her.

‘It was surreal – I was jealous she got to carry these babies, but I was also in complete utter amazement and awe that someone would love me and find me special enough to do that for me,’ she said.

Model acts as a surrogate mother of twins for her best friend
'I knew I was good at it. I'd had three babies. I had never had a complication. I just wanted to help Lauren,' Ms Luik said
 ‘I knew I was good at it. I’d had three babies. I had never had a complication. I just wanted to help Lauren,’ Ms Luik said

Ms Luik had twins for her 'best friend' as a surrogate mother in March 2013 

Ms Luik had twins for her ‘best friend’ as a surrogate mother

'Seeing my best friends face when they were placed in her arms was just magical and it’s something I will never forget,' Ms Luik said

‘Seeing my best friends face when they were placed in her arms was just magical and it’s something I will never forget,’ Ms Luik said

Throughout her struggles to conceive, Ms Lichtnauer – who is also a model – said she doubted herself and whether she would ever have children of her own.

‘I would question myself and berate myself over whether it was nature’s way, or the higher powers telling me that I wasn’t meant to be a mum,’ she said.

‘As much as I love Rosie and loved her then there was part of me that would look at her and secretly hate her.’

Amazingly, whiel her friend was pregnant as a surrogate mother, Ms Lichtnauer (pictured) fell pregnant with a baby of her own

Amazingly, whiel her friend was pregnant as a surrogate mother, Ms Lichtnauer (pictured) fell pregnant with a baby of her own

After watching her friends struggle, Rosie Luik (pictured) - a model and mother-of-four - decided to step in and be a surrogate for the Lichtnauers

After watching her friends struggle, Rosie Luik (pictured) – a model and mother-of-four – decided to step in and be a surrogate for the Lichtnauers

Ms Lichtnauer has three children after trying desperately for years to conceive unsuccessfully 

Ms Lichtnauer has three children after trying desperately for years to conceive unsuccessfully

Amazingly, just weeks before Ms Luik was due to give birth to the twins, Ms Lichtnauer fell pregnant.

‘I started to cry and said [to Rosie], ‘I have something to tell you and please don’t be mad and please don’t hate me’,’ Ms Lichtnauer told 60 Minutes.

‘She said, ‘What?’ and I said, ‘I’m pregnant’, and she burst into tears.’

‘I was just over the moon,’ Ms Luik said.

Both Ms Luik (pictured) and Ms Lichtnauer agreed the amazing scenario strengthened their friendship and brought their families closer together

Both Ms Luik (pictured) and Ms Lichtnauer agreed the amazing scenario strengthened their friendship and brought their families closer together

Lauren Lichtnauer and her husband, Myron, had tried desperately to have children for years, including having 21 unsuccessful IVF treatments - including four miscarriages

Lauren Lichtnauer and her husband, Myron, had tried desperately to have children for years, including having 21 unsuccessful IVF treatments – including four miscarriages

Ms Luik (pictured) said the children she had for Ms Lichtnauer call her their 'tummy mummy'

Ms Luik (pictured) said the children she had for Ms Lichtnauer call her their ‘tummy mummy’

‘I was just like, ‘Oh my god, you did it!”

Ms Luik added the twins she carried for her best friend call her their ‘tummy mummy’.

Both Ms Luik and Ms Lichtnauer agreed the amazing scenario strengthened their friendship and brought their families closer together.

‘Seeing my best friends face when they were placed in her arms was just magical and it’s something I will never forget,’ she said.




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