A lovely couple finally got the chance to smile again, following the birth of their daughter, Lola, after experiencing fourteen miscarriages in eleven years. Here's the whole story.
After eleven years of trying and numerous setbacks, Gina McGuinness, 37, and her partner Simon Crowe, 39, celebrated the arrival of their beautiful daughter, Lola Mae Crowe, into the world.
Baby Lola was born on December 12, 2021, at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, weighing eight pounds and nine ounces.
Gina McGuinness, 37, and her partner Simon Crowe and their little baby, Lola Mae Crowe| Photo: twitter.com/HPoolMail facebook.com/gina.mcguinness
McGuinness, from Owton Manor, Hartlepool, gave birth to her daughter after having only one chance of success through IVF due to the pandemic and the mother contracting COVID-19.
Lola's parents had tried to have a child for 11 consecutive years, but all efforts proved abortive. However, McGuinness never gave up hope. During an interview, the woman mentioned that she always knew that one day, she would have a little rainbow baby.
McGuinness and Simon's attempt at having a child began in 2010. That year, the former had an ectopic pregnancy when a fertilized egg was implanted outside her uterus. This resulted in the mother losing one of her fallopian tubes.
The next six years were filled with more tragedy for the couple. McGuinness suffered 12 more miscarriages and a second ectopic pregnancy in 2016. History repeated itself with the woman losing her second fallopian tube.
Describing the experience, McGuinness said it was terrible. Whenever she received a positive pregnancy test, she was assured it would become negative. McGuinness underwent various tests, but none could identify the cause of the miscarriages.
So, the couple decided to try a different route. They saved up for IVF and eventually went through with it. The treatment was successful, and McGuinness became pregnant, but 16 weeks into the pregnancy, she contracted COVID-19.
However, baby Lola was born safely and without complications. After 14 miscarriages, McGuinness is proud to be a mother of two children — baby Lola and her big sister, Kaitlyn.
In a similar story, Laura Worsley, 35, and her husband Dave finally got their miracle after suffering 13 miscarriages in ten years. They welcomed her beautiful daughter Ivy on September 12, 2018.
Due to these conditions, Worsley suffered recurring miscarriages.
Worsley gave birth to baby Ivy prematurely, 30 weeks into the pregnancy, through an emergency C-section. When the child was born, she weighed only one pound and seven ounces.
Ivy spent 11 weeks in a neonatal incubator in intensive care at University Hospital before she was strong enough to go home. Although seeing Ivy fight for her life was difficult, Worsley was thrilled to be a mother to Ivy.
For the longest time, the mother had suffered two conditions — Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Chronic Histiocytic Intervillositis. Due to these conditions, Worsley suffered recurring miscarriages.
When she took in for the fourteenth time, she was given medication to stop blood clots, and at 30 weeks, she finally went into labor, welcoming her little daughter.
Worsley could not believe that Ivy was hers. But, most importantly, she was grateful to the research and maternity teams of the hospital for helping her have the baby she always dreamt of.
Through her story, she hoped to give others the strength and hope to carry on even when things seemed impossible.
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