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Woman Who Had 18 Miscarriages Celebrates After Becoming A Mother At 48 (Photos)

This is miracle! A woman who suffered 18 miscarriages after her own body rejected her pregnancies had revealed her joy at finally achieving her dream of becoming a mother at 48.

The lady identified as 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...

She came close to giving up in 2010 before agreeing on a final try that was successful. Louise gave birth to a healthy baby boy, William, at 37 weeks. The successful pregnancy came in 2015 when doctors identified that she had 'killer cells' which meant her own body was destroying her embryos.

According to Dailymail, Louise explains: "Mark and I had been trying for a baby since I was 32. We'd suffered 18 miscarriages and spent £80,000 but looking at William now, it was all worth it.

I'm not the spring chicken that I used to be and it does take me a while to chase him around the floor but it's worth it."

The couple first met in 1999 and Louise immediately knew that Mark was 'the one' that she wanted to start a family with. She says: 'We went to a fertility specialist to find out about the quickest way of conceiving, and they suggested a sperm insemination.

'So we found a donor who had the same attributes as Mark and I, and we went along with the process.'

'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.

'Each time I got my hopes up and thought that "this was it" and I was going to have the perfect family I'd always wanted - I couldn't stop crying every time I miscarried.

'We decided to try IVF but despite falling pregnant a number of times, we always lost the baby. It was a complete mystery why my body kept rejecting my baby at just a few weeks old but it was heart-breaking every single time."

Louise gave up on her dream in 2010, unable to face any more attempts. 
She says: 'There is no grief that can compare to losing a much loved and wanted baby - all your hopes and dreams are shattered.

'We'd even tried using an egg donor but that failed as well.'

However, determined to find out what was wrong with her body for peace of mind, Louise decided to find a clinic who could finally diagnose her fertility problem.

Louise said: 'I met a specialist in maternal medicine called Doctor Shehata and he told me that I had killer cells in my body, which was why I couldn't hold a child.

'I told him I'd had 18 miscarriages and that I couldn't go through that again but he gave me the courage to have one more try.

'I didn't do anything until four years later, when I was 47 and I said to Mark that we had to try one more time before I was 50.

'This time, because I was too old for certain clinics in the UK, I decided to do my own research and had embryo donation in the Gynem Clinic in Prague."

The couple finally got pregnant when Louise was 47 and, despite a nerve-wrenching nine months, their son William was born healthy.


'Although I couldn't enjoy my pregnancy, because I was constantly scared that I was going to lose him, it was completely worth it for my dream baby.' 

- A doctor once said, many of the cases they handle successfully can only be attributed to "miracle".

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