Shannon Conarty, 22, from North Yorkshire, England, had almost given up the fight when she miraculously got pregnant naturally. The young woman and her partner have been trying to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ a child for more than three years, going from clinic to clinic for help. But in each case, the specialists said that due to Shannon’s rare hormonal diseaseʜᴏʀᴍᴏɴᴀʟ ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ, ᴘᴏʟʏᴄʏsᴛɪᴄ ᴏᴠᴀʀʏ sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ (PCOS), she would only have a 10% chance of ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠɪɴɢ naturally. The condition affects around ten per cent of women and led Ms. Conarty to consider I.V.F.
After three years of trying and failing, she managed to get pregnant with the child of her partner, 30-year-old Tom Kane, in January 2018.
“Fortunately, everything went well during my pregnancy, there were no ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs. Of course, my partner regularly took me for check-ups, he was very worried about me and the baby. The real surprise came when little Ava was handed to me after the birth and looked at me with red eyes and white hair,” the expectant mother continued her story, who was first sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ when she was told that she had given birth to an ᴀʟʙɪɴᴏ baby.
In September 2018, Shannon gave birth to a healthy baby girl with ᴀʟʙɪɴɪsᴍ, Ava Kane, who is now nearly four years old. When she held her baby in her arms, she felt that she was a gift from God.
“Ava is now nearly four years old, and luckily she doesn’t need special education just because she is ᴀʟʙɪɴᴏ. She is a bit more sensitive to sunlight and due to her condition, her vision is bad. That’s all. Of course, she may not be able to live exactly like her healthy peers, but we very much hope that no disadvantage will come of it in the future. We will, in any case, raise him to love herself just as she is,” concluded the interesting story of the young mother, for whom she would like to have at least one more child.