A determined woman who had spent close to twenty years trying to get pregnant but suffered 18 miscarriages in the process , expressed her joy o...
A determined woman who had spent close to twenty years trying to get pregnant but suffered 18 miscarriages in the process , expressed her joy of becoming a mum aged at 48.
According to the The Sun .Louise Warneford from Swindon, Wiltshire, gave birth to little William who is now 18 months old, after splashing £80,000 on IVF treatments.
Louise said: “It was the toughest time in my life, but it’s so worth it for our dream baby.
After having a child in a previous relationship, Mark had a vasectomy, which forced Louise to find alternative methods to become pregnant.
She fell pregnant a number of times with IVF, and even used an egg donor, but ended up losing the babies around 14-weeks.
The couple almost gave up trying for a baby in 2010 as Louise couldn’t go through the emotional turmoil anymore.
Louise said: “Each time I got my hopes up and thought that ‘this was it’ and I was going to have the perfect family I’d always wanted .I couldn’t stop crying every time I miscarried.
“It was a complete mystery why my body kept rejecting my baby at just a few weeks, but it was heart-breaking every single time.”
Louise said she and her husband Mark, 55, now feel complete as they have finally become a family
The couple who met in 1999 have spent an astonishing £80,000 on IVF treatment.
Mark had a vasectomy from a previous relationship so they had no option but to try such methods
But after the couple visited Doctor Hassan Shehata, Founder and Director of Centre for Reproductive Immunology and Pregnancy, they decided to try once more before she turned 50.
“He was born at 37 weeks through a planned c-section because I was told that there was a problem with the placenta,” Louise said.
“Although I couldn’t enjoy my pregnancy, because I was constantly scared that I was going to lose it again, it was completely worth it for my dream baby.”
Louise is now sharing her story to provide help for anyone facing a similar situation to her and to raise discussion about miscarriages.
The couple also share a grandchild, after Mark’s child from a previous relationship recently gave birth
She said: “We want people to know that it is doable and despite my multiple miscarriages and rounds of IVF, our dream baby was achievable.”
Commending Louise’s bravery, Dr Shehata said: “Natural killer (NK) cells are subtypes of white blood cells which are responsible for body defence. The NK cells are known to attack foreign bodies such as viruses independently and directly hence the name natural killer cells.
“In some women these NK cells can wrongly identify pregnancy as a foreign threat and attack it causing a miscarriage. he said.