A couple welcomed their first baby into the world after 7 years of continuous effort and many disappointments. During this time, they were faced with failed I.V.Fs and a severe ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ that cost them dearly. Fortunately, however, everything went well in the end, and now the happy parents are holding their baby boy in their arms.
Sarah and Gareth’s journey to parenthood began in 2014. The mum, 38, told the ECHO: “When Gareth went to the doctors, they told us to do I.V.F because his sperm count was so low.”
As Sarah stated, some time later, she discovered she had ᴘᴏʟʏᴄʏsᴛɪᴄ ᴏᴠᴀʀɪᴇs. ” When they told me that this was the only way to have a child was through I.V.F, I was shocked because until then I was relaxed. But I knew that we would follow this path.”
Unfortunately, for the couple, the first I.V.F failed and then a second failure followed, which cost them a lot psychologically. So they decided to stop their efforts for a while. “I decided I wanted to take a break. I felt like a machine. We were constantly injected and in and out of the hospital. We were obsessed with I.V.F,” said Sarah, and emphasized that all of this had a huge impact on their relationship.
“The I.V.F was all we were talking about. I felt like that defined us. I just wanted us to be a couple again.”
Once they regained their balance, they started I.V.F again and Sarah became pregnant with a baby girl. But their joy didn’t last long… In the 15th week of pregnancy, on June 22, 2019, the girl had a ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ while taking a bath at home.
The loss of their daughter was the scapegoat. When they realized the cost of continuing the efforts, they despaired. But as if by god, the parents of Gareth’s best friend offered to help the couple financially.
“They are wonderful people. They have children and grandchildren of their own, and they love us very much. They wanted us to have a family too,” Sarah said excitedly.
Some time later, she became pregnant with her first son. “We couldn’t believe we made it. We were crying because it didn’t seem impossible to us.” In addition, he noted that one of their biggest fears was that something would happen and they would lose their child once again.
Fortunately, everything went well in the end, and their baby boy was born healthy. “We were crying with happiness, we couldn’t believe it. Our family was finally complete.”