TV's 'The Little Couple' Mourns Surrogate Miscarriage 29345

Dr. Jennifer Arnold and husband Bill Klein, whose TLC show "The Little Couple" chronicles their lives and, recently, their journey to become parents, are mourning a miscarriage suffered by their surrogate.

The couple had chosen to pursue surrogate parenting because of the physical risks involved with Arnold carrying a pregnancy herself, given her skeletal dysplasia, the bone-growth disorder that causes her dwarfism.

The season finale of the show, which aired Tuesday, showed the couple working with their surrogate to undergo the final stage of in-vitro fertilization, in which embryos are transferred into the uterus in hopes of achieving a pregnancy.  Initially, the news was good, with the surrogate reporting a positive pregnancy test to the overjoyed Arnold and Klein.  But the episode ended with a brief, heartbroken statement from the couple reporting that their surrogate had miscarried the pregnancy.