A woman who suffered 18 miscarriages in 20years, despite spending £80,000.00 on “In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)” finally became a mother at 48.
Louise Warneford and her husband, Mark, 55, of Swindon Wiltshire, southeast England, have had countless rounds of IVF, costing around £80,000, over 16 years without positive outcome.
She almost gave up trying for a baby in 2010 as she couldn’t go through the emotional turmoil anymore.
Their breakthrough came around 2015 after they visited Doctor Hassan Shehata, Founder and Director of Centre for Reproductive Immunology and Pregnancy, and the Doctor disco she had “Natural killer” cell which destroys fetus and cause miscarriages. Doctor Shehata, however advised the couple to try once more before Louise turned 50.
After they tried again, Louise became pregnant and gave birth to William at 37th weeks through a planned c-section because of problem the placenta had a problem.
Little William is 18 months now.
Louise and Mark first met in 1999. Unfortunately, Mark who had a child from his previous relationship underwent vasectomy which forced Louise resort to sperm insemination from a donor.
Recounting her ordeal, Louise said, “I got pregnant a number of times with the insemination, but every single time I ended up losing the baby around the 14-week scan mark as they couldn’t find the heartbeat.
“It was the toughest time in my life, but it’s so worth it for our dream baby.
“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.
“He was born at 37 weeks through a planned c-section because I was told that there was a problem with the placenta.
“Although I couldn’t enjoy my pregnancy, because I was constantly scared that I was going to lose him, it was completely worth it for my dream baby.
“We’re a perfect family now and I finally feel complete – we even have a grandchild now, and at just ten months old, William became an uncle.” she said.
Louise is now sharing her story to provide help for anyone facing a similar situation to her and to raise discussion about miscarriages. We want people to know that it is doable and despite my multiple miscarriages and rounds of IVF, our dream baby was achievable.” she said.