After experiencing 18 miscarriages in 20 years, lady gives birth at 48
A woman who suffered 18 miscarriages after her body rejected her pregnancies has revealed her joy at finally achieving her dream of becoming a mother at 48.
According to DailyMail, Louise Warneford and her husband, Mark, 55, from Swindon, endured countless rounds of IVF – costing around £80,000 – over 16 years before a specialist finally found the reason behind her miscarriages.
After coming close to giving up in 2010, the couple agreed to have one final try after a doctor told them a donor embryo might be successful, and Louise gave birth to a healthy baby boy, William, at 37 weeks.
The breakthrough came in 2015 – when doctors identified that she had ‘killer cells’ which meant her own body was destroying her embryos.
The couple first met in 1999 and Louise. However, due to Mark’s vasectomy from a previous relationship, so they resorted to sperm insemination from a donor to make Louise’s dream of having a baby a reality.
She says: ‘I fell pregnant a number of times with the insemination, but every single time I ended up losing the baby around the 14-week scan mark as they couldn’t find the heartbeat.”
Louise is now sharing her story to provide help for anyone facing a similar situation to her and to raise discussion about miscarriages. Louise said: ‘It was the toughest time in my life, but it’s so worth it for our dream baby.
We want people to know that it is doable and despite my multiple miscarriages and rounds of IVF, our dream baby was achievable.”