Dr. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein Seeking for a Surrogate Baby

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Dr. Jennifer Arnold

There are some big reasons why Dr. Jennifer (Jen) Arnold, famed by her national TV show The Little People, is one of the most viewed and highly rated doctors on Vitals.com for the last two years.

For one, there are not many doctors like her. Born with spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, Arnold only stands 3 feet, 2 inches tall. That makes her shorter than most of the children on the pediatric wing of the hospital she works.

But Arnold’s focus is neonatology, meaning that she works with fragile, premature babies that are fighting to live. Arnold says that she always wanted to be a doctor.

“It was my dream to go to Johns Hopkins because I had been a patient there for most of my childhood,” she said in a recent interview with HealthCheck. “Cause otherwise, I would be in a wheelchair right now or may not even be alive,” Dr. Jen Arnold said.

While Arnold does need to modify her surroundings by using a step stool to monitor a patient or by having specially-ordered small gloves for examinations, her patients do not see her height as a hindrance in the level of care they receive. In fact, they often see her stature as a symbol of her courage and praise the work that she does.

The parent of one of her small patients recently stated on Vitals.com “Dr. Jen is my hero!!!!!” and others who she has worked with echo that sentiment. Described as “caring” and “thorough” in her work, one reviewer describes her as having “a true happiness and loves to share her joy of life with others.”

“I try to be realistic in my limitations, but I don’t let them hinder me from things that I think I can or want to do,” Dr. Jen Arnold said about the impact her height has on her work and personal life.

Recently, Arnold has been candid about her quest to have a baby. She and her husband, Bill Klein, have been undergoing fertility treatments and are seeking a surrogate, since childbirth poses a real risk to Arnold’s life because of her tiny stature.

Both Arnold and Klein, who have average-sized parents say it doesn’t matter to them if their child is tall or not. Like parents of all sizes, they care about one thing only.

“We just want a healthy baby,” Arnold says.

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  2. Louis98 says:

    I would more than be willing to give this beautiful couple a baby. I’d like to be a surrogate parent for them.

  3. Jo says:

    Will be glad to see them back on the Little Couple on TLC.

  4. rjm says:

    The Little Couple are truly fascinating in how they live life.  But let’s not forget their parents.  They had to be special people to do such a fantastic job guiding Jen and Bill through their growing-up years.  I have the greatest admiration for the Couple and for their families. 

  5. Heather says:

    I love Jen and Bill.  They make me smile and happy when I watch their show.  It has nothing to do with their size, I am just happy to see how Bill takes care in his gifts on Jen’s birthday and as I think Bill once said Jen would light up a dark tunnel.

    That’s what she does for me, she lights up my life like a ray of sunshine.

    Love you both.

  6. Sangelle says:

    Hi my name is susana i love to watch your show. I see how much you want a babie i have 3 of my own i have a 14 year old daugther and i just gave birth to twins a baby boy and a baby girl and everytime i look at them i think about Doctor Jen , how much u want a child i dont know u but if you needed someone to carry a babie for you i would be more then happy to make your wish come true.774-627-8343