When Louise Warnford met her husband Mark in 1999, she knew right away that they wanted to start a family.
Despite 16 years of attempts and 18 abortions during that time, Louise did not give up on her dream for a moment and now, at 48, she is a proud mother to a little baby named William and she could not have been happier.
Louise and her husband Mark, 55, had to pay over $130,000 over the years on IVF treatments.
Mark underwent surgery to remove the sperm duct in a previous relationship, so the couple resorted to expensive IVF treatments in order to get pregnant.
Louise had no problem getting pregnant, but most of her pregnancies ended in the 14th week.
“Every time I had hope and thought this time it was it and that I was going to have the perfect family I always wanted – I had an abortion and I couldn’t stop crying”, Louise said.
And just when the couple decided to give up, the doctor discovered that Louise had ‘killer cells’ and those cells meant that Louise’s body was destroying the embryos.
Louise finally got the treatment she needed and got pregnant. Her son William was born in the 37th week by caesarean section.
“It’s amazing”, Louise said excitedly about the moment she first held her baby.
“When the midwife gave it to me, I just did not believe, I did not believe how lucky I am, I still do not believe. He is so beautiful, I felt like I won the lottery”, she said.
Louise describes motherhood as ‘the best job in the world’.
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