A woman who suffered 13 miscarriages reveals her baby joy after giving birth to a little girl following pioneering fertility treatment.
Laura Worsley, 35, from Kenilworth, devastatingly suffered eleven pregnancies which ended in the first trimester – and lost two boys at 17 and 20 weeks.
After much investigation, Laura was diagnosed with two conditions which were affecting her ability to have children.
Following a course of medication and steroids, Laura and husband Dave conceived for the 14th time and have since welcomed daughter Ivy, now nine months, into the world.
Speaking to the BBC, Laura said: ‘Even now, nine months on, I can’t believe she’s actually mine.’
Laura Worsley, 35, from Kenilworth, devastatingly suffered 13 miscarriages before welcoming her daughter Ivy, nine months, into the world following pioneering work by a fertility expert
Ivy (pictured) was born via cesarean, weighing just 1.7 lbs, and was rushed to intensive care. She went from strength-to-strength and was allowed home 11 weeks later
Laura and Dave had to wait three days until they were able to hold Ivy (pictured) for the first time, as they were warned she may develop sepsis
The couple suffered their first miscarriage in 2008 and while doctors suggested they keep trying, their fourth pregnancy tragically ended.
After being referred to hospital for tests, Laura was diagnosed with the antiphospholipid syndrome – a condition which can cause an increased risk of having a miscarriage.
While the couple was advised that a high dose of folic acid may be the answer to their prayers, they had no joy.
They did have two pregnancies which progressed beyond 12 weeks, but in 2015 and 2017, they heartbreakingly lost their sons Graceson and Leo.