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PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — The mom whose reaction to an ultrasound went viral underwent emergency surgery in an effort to save her babies.

Ashley and Tyson Gardner tried unsuccessfully for years to get pregnant.

Finally, the Utah couple learned in July that their first in-vitro fertilization attempt was successful. But the real surprise came during the ultrasound, when they learned she was pregnant with quadruplets.

According to ABC News, during Ashley’s 19th week of pregnancy, doctors found sings of twin-to-twin syndrome in one of the two sets of twins she is carrying.

The condition occurs when there is a blood supply imbalance between the babies.

Ashley underwent surgery on Wednesday to help correct the condition.

According to Ashley and Tyson’s Facebook page, the doctor was able to cure the babies of twin-to-twin transfusion.

The couple was relieved to hear that doctors detected four heartbeats during the ultrasound on Thursday.

The original viral video that shows the couple’s reaction can be viewed below:

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