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Woman Marries the Love of Her Life - Then Finds Out She Shares a Crazier Connection With Her Mother-In-Law
Woman Finds Out Her Mother-In-Law Is the Nurse Who Delivered Her as a Baby
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Woman Marries the Love of Her Life - Then Finds Out She Shares a Crazier Connection With Her Mother-In-Law

The woman had a surprising connection to her new family member.

We often hear about love at first sight and couples whose destiny is to be together. Many of us dream of finding a love like that, one that seems like it was written in the stars. 

One young woman thought she found the love of her life when she met him at the bank. Little did she know, they had a crazier connection than they could even imagine.


His Mother Was a Labor and Delivery Nurse

nurse holding a newborn baby
Photo by Vicki Yde

When Kelsey Poll was born in 2001 she almost didn’t make it. Her mother Stacy had a rare condition called velamentous cord insertion, a complication that occurs when the umbilical cord from a fetus doesn’t insert into the placenta correctly. 

The nurse on duty during Kelsey’s birth, Mary Ann West, never forgot the delivery. It was one of the scariest and most miraculous she had ever witnessed. While Stacy writhed in pain and recovered, Mary Ann counted Kelsey’s ten fingers and ten toes. 

“She touched Kelsey before I did. She put her on my stomach and let me see that she had 10 fingers and 10 toes,” Stacy Poll said.

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

Kelsey met Tyler West years later and the two instantly fell in love. What they didn't know was that their connection had started the day Kelsey was born.

When Kelsey met Mary Ann the first few times, she felt like she recognized her but she couldn’t place her. Then, while looking through her baby album with Tyler, she stumbled on a photo of the nurse who had helped deliver her. Stacy was with the couple, and she immediately put two and two together.

“I turned to [Tyler] and said, ‘That looks like your mom. Is that your mom?'”

They couldn’t believe the coincidence, so they decided to investigate further.

“We looked at the certificate with the footprints and there was a signature. I asked Tyler if that was his mom’s handwriting, and he said that it was definitely his mom’s handwriting.”

A Family Affair

Kelsey and Tyler quickly got engaged and then married -- the two had never been more sure of anything in their lives. They knew they were meant to be.

Kelsey owed her life in part to Mary Ann’s care in the delivery ward, and Mary Ann had always been impacted by the resilience baby Kelsey had shown the day she was born. 

The two families knew right away that they were meant to morph into one big happy group. 

“It was one of those things that confirmed to me that Tyler was someone I wanted to be with for the rest of my life, and it also made me feel closer to his mom and his family,” Kelsey said.

You truly never know who you will cross paths with in life and the impact they will have on you.

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