Following fertility treatment, a woman who had suffered 13 miscarriages expressed her joy after giving birth to her little baby girl.
Aged 35, Laura Worsley, who hails from Kenilworth, has before Ivy birth suffered eleven pregnancies which ended in the first trimesters and had equally lost two boys at 17 and 20 weeks respectively.
Leading to a thorough investigation, she was later diagnosed with two conditions that have been affecting her chances of having her own children.
But after a critical session of steroids and medications, Laura and her husband finally conceived for the 14th time after so much trial.
Speaking on BBC, Laura, however, revealed she can’t still believe Ivy is actually hers.
The couple’s first miscarriage occurred in 2008 and doctors kept suggesting they will keep trying, but not until their fourth pregnancy ended tragically.
After being referred to hospitals for checkups, Laura was also diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome. This is a kind of condition that can cause an increased risk of having a miscarriage. While they had been advised that a high dose of folic acid might be the answer to their prayers, the couples have been weighed down.
In 2015 and 2017 respectively, the couples had lost two pregnancies that progressed beyond 12weeks, but heartbreakingly, they lost their boys – Graceson and Leo.
Further bad news hit the couple when Laura was again diagnosed with Histiocytic Intervillositis (CHI) which allows the body to fight against pregnancy.
Nevertheless, little Ivy, now nine months, went from strength-to-strength and was allowed home 11 weeks later.