The illusion of becoming parents for some couples is a dream that is truncated, either due to health problems or biological conditions that do not allow them to father children. However, there are couples who, despite the ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs, achieve their desire to be parents, such as the story of this couple who, after 13 years trying to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ, finally had their firstborn.
Carissa and Dave Morris are a couple from Wickham, Western Australia, who, after 13 long years of trying to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ, have just welcomed their son. Little Oliver was born on December 17 at the St. John of God Murdoch hospital, weighing two kilos and 920 grams.
During those years, the couple suffered endless ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs, including eight spontaneous ᴀʙᴏʀᴛɪᴏɴs, of which the ꜰᴏᴇᴛᴜsᴇs never made it past six weeks. As a result of this, Carissa underwent different medical tests in which they discovered that she had one of her ꜰᴀʟʟᴏᴘɪᴀɴ ᴛᴜʙᴇs blocked.
Carissa said, “I had that tube removed and we found out there were ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ issues on my husband’s side as well.”
Dave’s ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ problems originated in his work, since the constant contact with the heat of the boilers caused a large part of his sperm to wear out, which is considered an irreversible ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ problem.
Regardless of the situation, the couple did not give up and kept trying to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ. The doctors suggested they use I.V.F which consists of directly inserting the sperm into the embryo to obtain better conception results.
The couple agreed to I.V.F ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ, and after a complete round, they were successful with one of the embryos. Two weeks later, they found out that Clarissa was pregnant. “It was the best feeling in the world,” Clarissa added.
Their son, Oliver, was born three weeks early and had some problems after birth. But for now, they could get their baby home. Congratulations to the happy family!