Being a mother or father is the dream of many people. However, this desire is not always easy to fulfill. There are couples who try to get pregnant for a long time and spend a lot of money on the process. That’s what happened to Niamh and Jeff Quinlan, who live in Dublin, Ireland. The couple spent around 43,000 euros on ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛs. After five unsuccessful attempts at I.V.F cycles, the couple thought about looking for a surrogate when their parents decided to help out and pay for one more cycle.
According to the Daily Mail, Niamh’s father and stepmother, Michael Foley and Patricia, were devastated to see the couple struggling so much, so they gave them the money to fund a final fertility cycle. The treatment was a success, and girls named Molly, Chloe, and Megan were born in December last year. “Life is very hectic right now, but I wouldn’t do it any other way. It’s the family I’ve always dreamed of. I have to pinch myself sometimes. We spent so many years where we thought we’d never have a child, let alone three,” said Niamh.
She still reports that she was surprised by her father’s help. “I had already given up hope of ever having a baby when my father called and said he had put 7,600 euros in my account. I started crying at my desk at work. Even so, I thought it would probably be money thrown away. I had the biggest sʜᴏᴄᴋ of my life when I found out I was actually pregnant with not one, but three babies.”
The couple began trying to start a family shortly after getting married in 2016. But after a year of no luck, they saw a doctor, who recommended that they try an ᴏᴠᴜʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴ-ɪɴᴅᴜᴄɪɴɢ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ after discovering that one of their ꜰᴀʟʟᴏᴘɪᴀɴ ᴛᴜʙᴇs had failed. Niamh was obstructed. “It was a relief to know there was a solution, and we assumed we would get pregnant right away. But another year later, we were told we would need to try IV.F.”
Niamh and Jeff spent much of their savings in the process. That’s when Niamh’s father stepped in. “We discussed this one night, and I put the money into Niamh’s account the next morning. I called her and said that we had given her some money and that it was up to her what she would do with it – we didn’t care if she didn’t want to go through ɪɴ ᴠɪᴛʀᴏ ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ again. But it was up to her,” Michael said.
Shortly after ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ, the couple discovered that they were carrying triplets. After an uneventful pregnancy, Niamh started feeling unwell at week 30 and went to the hospital for a checkup, where experts said the babies should be delivered immediately. A team of 40 doctors and nurses assisted her at that time. The babies were born on December 17 by ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. “I can’t thank my dad enough for what he did for us. It will be wonderful to tell the girls your special story when they grow up,” said Niamh.