The story of 28-year-old Chelsea Bannatyne from Glasgow about how she became a mother seems unbelievable and has given a lot of courage to women trying to have children.
At the age of 23, Chelsea, after a visit to the gynecologist, learned that she was in the early stages of ᴍᴇɴᴏᴘᴀᴜsᴇ and that she would never be able to become a mother naturally.
“When I was told I would never have children, I lost the ground beneath my feet. I felt terrible and when I thought about the future I suffered. I believed that I had no purpose in life and was afraid that no man would want to be with me. I had given up all hope about it and when I saw those dots on the pregnancy test I was in for a huge shock. I did not believe it!” she said.
“When I met my partner I confessed to him from the beginning that I could not have children because of this and we did not use ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴀᴄᴇᴘᴛɪᴏɴ. We were together for 5 months when I found out I was pregnant. I didn’t have any symptoms, I just didn’t want to drink ᴀʟᴄᴏʜᴏʟ at all,” she added.
“I cried when I saw that the test was positive. My partner was also shocked. And the doctors were dumbfounded! They never expected that I would get pregnant naturally.”
She welcomed her miracle baby boy, Layke, in June last year, revealing it was a total surprise for Chelsea, and her partner Gary Kerr, 24.
“My pregnancy was good and so was the delivery, although it lasted 18 hours! And so my baby boy Layke was born. I believe everything happens for a reason. My life has completely changed and my world revolves around him. My partner and I call him our “miracle”. He is amazing and I love him.”