When Louise and Mark met, they wanted to start growing a family right away.
Louise was 32 years old when she started trying to conceive but their attempts always fail. After 18 miscarriages over 16 years, she finally gave birth to a baby boy!
The 48-year-old mother and her 55-year-old husband spend almost $100,000 on IVF treatments. Because Mark underwent a vasectomy during his previous relationship, the two decided to have IVF treatments to conceive.
Louise didn’t have any problems with getting pregnant but at around 3 and a half months, she would lose her unborn child.
“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,” she told Daily Mail. “We decided to try IVF but despite falling pregnant a number of times, we always lost the baby.”
When they decided to just give up, it was discovered that Louise had ‘killer cells’ that destroy her embryos. That’s when she received the treatment required and finally had a successful pregnancy.
Baby William was born at 37 weeks. “It was amazing,” Louise expressed. “When the surgeon handed him to me, I just couldn’t believe it, I couldn’t believe my luck, I still can’t he was beautiful, I felt as if I’d won the lottery,” she said to 5 News.
Although the parents say people usually mistake them for William’s grandparents, they are delighted to finally have a child.
“Mark and I had been trying for a baby since I was 32. We’d suffered 18 miscarriages and spent £80,000 but looking at William now, it was all worth it,” Louise said.
“I’m not the spring chicken that I used to be and it does take me a while to chase him around the floor but it’s worth it.”
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