22nd Jul 2020
Model Rosanna Davison and her husband Wesley Quirke have announced they are expecting twins this November. The couple, in particular Rosanna, have been extremely open about their fertility difficulties and they have described the news as “miraculous”
The couple welcomed their first child, Sophia Rose Quirke, by gestational surrogacy on November 22nd last year, and despite the joy of their daughter, Rosanna has been open about her struggles to conceive before; she previously announced the imminent arrival of her daughter on Instagram, stressing that the experience had been “profoundly lonely, frightening, devastating” for her and husband Wes Quirke.
She explained previously that she began her fertility journey feeling hugely positive, but the initial positivity turned to sadness as repeated pregnancies resulted in miscarriage – and she had 14 of them in total.
Rosanna explained that she wanted to speak publically about her fertility journey to help others and to normalise the conversation.
“We want to give hope and inspiration to others who may be going through a similar situation.
“It was also so important to me, as a woman, to contribute to the conversation about miscarriage and infertility, and to help to normalise it for others.”
“We hope that by sharing the story of our challenging journey to parenthood, we’ll give some hope and courage to others struggling as we did, and empower anyone going through the loneliness, pain and trauma of infertility to open up to a trusted friend or relative because speaking to others really does help the healing process.”
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Dream come true
Announcing her pregnancy of twin boys in a post on her Instagram page, Davison wrote: “We are absolutely thrilled to complete our family and for our daughter Sophia to have two siblings so close in age to her.”
“As I’ve spoken openly about this year, we struggled with fourteen pregnancy losses over the past few years and a challenging fertility journey before finally welcoming Sophia last November by gestational surrogate.”
As she was told she’d likely never carry a pregnancy due to this, she says the news, which she said happened naturally (with twins!) was everything she could have hoped for.
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“I was told that I would probably never be able to carry my own baby due to suspected immune system dysfunction, which numerous different medical treatments failed to rectify. So for this to just happen naturally, and to have twins too by complete chance, is an absolute dream come true for us.
“Never give up hope”
She went on to say that no doctor could explain why this pregnancy had been sustained, but urged others going through the same journey and struggles to “never give up hope”.
“My doctor can’t offer a medical explanation for why I have been able to sustain this pregnancy and it will probably always remain one of life’s mysteries. However, we found out I was pregnant after the first month of lockdown when I was far more physically relaxed than I’ve been in years and enjoying the slow pace of family life at home, despite the anxiety and sadness in the outside world.
“So perhaps that time out from the stress of busy everyday life made all the difference. We still can’t quite believe it ourselves and it’s taken a long time to properly process it and feel ready to share the news. As if 2020 hasn’t already been packed with enough surprises!
“Fertility miracles may take some time, but they really can happen in the most unexpected and magical ways. As always, sending so much love to those of you still on your baby journey. Never give up hope.”
Main photograph: @rosanna_davison
Read more: ‘For everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line for me’
Read more: Unexplained infertility: ‘I felt as if I had failed my son because I hadn’t given him siblings’
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