AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The very first Mother’s Day for most moms is very emotional day.
But for one Ohio mother, her first Mother’s Day is even more emotional because she thought she would never get to celebrate it.
“Mother’s Day used to be a depressing day for me. But not anymore.”
Tara Vigarino and her husband Dominic told PEOPLE that they struggled with infertility for more than 8 years.
She finally got pregnant last year, but almost lost the baby at 17 weeks. Doctors told her to terminate the pregnancy or wait for a miscarriage.
“It was devastating – we just went to bed, held each other and cried,” Tara said.
She got a second opinion at Hillcrest Hospital and stayed on bed rest until 23 weeks. She was then admitted to the hospital.
She spent 6 weeks on bed rest in the hospital before doctors determined that baby Dominic needed to be delivered, despite being two months early.
Dominic went home 2 months after he was born, weighing a healthy 8 pounds.