A woman who suffered three miscarriages because of an immune system disorder gave birth to triplets.
30-year-old Hannah Swift and her partner Siobhan, 40, underwent three rounds of insemination fertility treatment. Even though she fell pregnant, she had miscarriages each time.
“I couldn’t understand why I was having these miscarriages – I was getting pregnant but kept losing them and they were all at different stages as well,” she expressed.
Siobhan, who has a full hysterectomy after a perforation to her bowel, could not carry a baby.
The pair then used all their mortgage savings after Hannah was diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome, an immune system disorder that causes an increased risk of blood clots.
“Hearing the diagnosis was scary but then almost a relief because I had an answer finally and could start taking medication which could help me have a baby.”
She added: “Basically it causes blood clots and stops oxygen getting to the babies so the foetuses will just die but I didn’t know I had it as it had developed after I had Izzy.
“Finding out that it was blood clotting problems and nothing to do with the womb, I started taking blood thinners to help manage the APS and then we went ahead and did IVF.”
After taking medications for her condition, the couple finally welcomed Evelyn, Alice, and Amelia to their family.
“I had three miscarriages before the diagnosis and then I fell pregnant with triplets – it was just absolutely amazing, and a complete shock too but we are so happy now,” she expressed.
“Siobhan came running down the corridor, screaming ‘It’s triplets!’ It was just incredible. We were so shocked but so happy that after losing three, we were now having three.”
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