Photo of baby surrounded by syringes goes viral

A Facebook photo of a baby surrounded by a heart shape of syringes has melted the hearts of social media users, Mashable reports.

The photo was shared on the Sher Institutes Facebook page with the caption, “Shows the true definition of love that went into making this gorgeous new baby girl.” Hundreds of syringes and vials surrounding the baby were used by the mother, who identified herself only as Angela, to help her conceive via in vitro fertilization (IVF).

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Angela Nicole, 42, had multiple IVF procedures within a year-and-a-half after struggling to conceive a child for several years. She saved all of the syringes from the procedures, which were used to create the unusual image.

Nicole said it was a way for her to document what she endured in order to have a healthy baby girl named Sophia.

Since the photo’s posting on Oct. 5, it has gained more than 13,000 likes and 5,000 shares.

Wow, what a photo. Thank you to Sher Fertility St. Louis and Dr. Dayal patient Angela, who shows the true definition of love that went into making this gorgeous new baby girl.

Posted by Sher Institutes on Monday, October 5, 2015

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