Rosanna Davison Is Expecting Her First Child Via Surrogate

“As our families and close friends know, this has been a long and very tough journey for us, sadly with multiple miscarriages along the way."

 

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Irish model Rosanna Davison has revealed that she is expecting her first child with husband Wes Quirke.

The star took to Instagram to reveal that they are expecting a baby girl via surrogacy after years of pregnancy struggles.

She wrote: “As our families and close friends know, this has been a long and very tough journey for us, sadly with multiple miscarriages along the way. We’ve dreamed of being parents for many years and I would have loved to carry my own baby, but for reasons unknown (most likely embryo rejection due to an overactive immune system) and although tests show excellent fertility, I’ve been unable to sustain any of my pregnancies, despite the best efforts of reproductive immunology experts and a lot of immune-suppressant medication, injections, intravenous infusions and surgery.

“Following medical advice, gestational surrogacy abroad became our only viable option for a biological child and we’re so thankful for the wonders of modern medicine and reproductive science.”

 

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She added: “We’re incredibly grateful to the team of doctors, embryologists, nurses, pregnancy coordinators, my GP and everyone involved in giving us the greatest gift of all by making our family dream come true, and of course our amazing surrogate for keeping our little daughter healthy and safe… We already love her so much amd can’t wait to finally hold her!”

The 35-year-old got open and honest about the difficult journey many women face in the pursuit of having children.

“I know too well that pregnancy loss and fertility struggles can be a profoundly lonely, frightening, devastating experience for both women and men, and happy pregnancy announcements can be very difficult to see. Statistically, 1 in 6 people in Ireland face fertility issues & almost 8,000 Irish couples undergo fertility treatment annually. If you’re going through this, I send you all of my love and support.

As painful as it is, I’ve found that talking about it openly with trusted family and friends is deeply healing and greatly helps to reduce the stigma & sense of helplessness.

“Proper awareness, support and understanding is crucial to the challenging physical & emotional recovery process, especially when all you want to do is blame yourself. Most of all, stay strong, positive & don’t give up on your family dreams… miracles really do happen.”

The couple’s baby is due in November.

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