Sharing my precious news... And giving hope xx

Sharing my precious news... And giving hope xx

Hi all, I wanted to share my story with you all and hopefully give some hope as well as show my handsome boy off...

I first started trying for a baby 19 years ago when I married.. Investigations started then and no luck.. After 8 years my husband and I divorced.. The years ticked by... At 36 I started to have more investigations which resulted in 2 gynae operations to remove a crushed tube, cysts and endometriosis.. At 37 being single and wanting a baby still as much, I chatted with my family and they all said I would manage without a partner and they would support me.. So my ivf journey began...

I had 4 rounds of ivf with my own eggs and donor sperm.. Sadly on rounds 2 and 3 I miscarried.. By round 4 and a bfn I was told my eggs were poor and to look at Donor eggs... So I found a new clinic in Athens... Was matched to a lady for Donor eggs and a sperm Donor found and in February my sister and I flew out... 2 embryos were transferred.. Felt very happy and comfortable with clinic and returned to UK and work. On day 8 I had a big bleed and thought it was game over.. But far from it and up until 28 weeks my pregnancy went OK.. Then I developed obstetric cholestasis, a liver complaint found in pregnancy, as well as my baby boy I found out was transverse and I had a low lying placenta so an elective c-section was scheduled for 37 weeks and 4 days.

Bertie was born Monday 30th October.. He needed resusative breaths and spent the first day in neonatal.. But then after 4 days on the ward with me we came home...

I got to thinking this would never happen, I would never be a mummy, I nearly gave up so many times, it was so hard at times and so sad.. But I didn't and now my georgeous boy is here... With huge thanks to my wonderful family, friends and you ladies on here.. So many kind words of reassurance and understanding..

I hope I can give hope if needed as this is such a hard road to be on.. And there are some amazing and strong ladies on here and hoping you all get your dreams xxx

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  • Beautiful story and precious boy ..congrats and thanks so much for pouring hopes on us ..

  • Ah many thanks xx

  • Awww just beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ well done to you โค๏ธenjoy your precious gift xxxx

  • Ah thanks very much xx

  • Congratulations! Such an inspiring journey xxx

  • Congratulations xx

  • Thanks xx

  • Thanks for sharing your story, wow he's beautiful! Congratulations enjoy every minute being a mummy xxx

  • Thanks button.. How far are you now? How you feeling? Xx

  • I am 27 weeks today and so far feeling good. We start antenatal classes on Saturday ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Ah That's fantastic, so pleased all good.. Antenatal class wi

  • Will make it real... When is your due date? Xx

  • Thank you so much for this wonderful story of hope. After going through so much I'm so glad you have your precious little boy. I love the name Bertie (have my own fur baby Bertie).


  • Thanks so much... Yes Berties all rock.... I love the older names... He suits his name... Good luck to you xxx

  • Thank you so much. Itโ€™s so wonderful to read successful stories. Your determination of never giving up is incredible. Bertie is adorable, perfect little boy. Congratulations. So happy for you xxx

  • Thank you so much.. Wishing you all the best xx

  • Congratulations xx

  • Thanks very much.. All the best xxx

  • Congratulations, lovely story ๐Ÿ’™ xxx

  • What an inspiring story xx

  • Thanks very much... Got everything crossed for you xxx

  • Jaky76 - and there is me thinking 15 years on this road was hard... he is gorgeous and all yours! You do not have to share him with anyone... so many inspiring stories this morning for all of those that like me are still undergoing ivf... and I love the name Bertie ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ... think it does suit him...wish you a life time of happiness... ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Ah thanks so much for the lovely message... Wishing you all the best xxx

  • Ahhh Jaky Ive been thinking about your loads! I was going to message you yesterday but thought you'd have enough on your plate and so you have! You've had a nerve racking time, you must be on cloud 9 to have your little bundle of joy! Bertie (same name as my late grandad) is just gorgeous, huge congratulations!!xxx

  • Ah thanks my dear... Lovely message.. Yes hands slightly full but came on to check how it's going for you.. Yes on cloud 9..just starte at Bertie and think... He's mine... And still can't believe it... He is truly amazing and love him you pieces Already. Ah that's sweet he has same name as your grandad.... Got everything crossed for you.. Lots of love Jackie xxx

  • Congratulations- so glad you got there in the end and now have your beautiful boy xx

  • Thanks for your lovely message... Wishing you all the best xxx

  • Omg congratulations dear

    He's gorgeous xx

  • Thanks so much.. I think so... Proud mummy xxx wishing you all the best xxx

  • What a lovely ending to your difficult journey. He is so cute! Thanks for sharing. Really picked me up on a difficult day. xx

  • Ah thanks.. Sorry to hear that you having a bad day but glad I could pick you up.. I always read through daily everyones stories and focused on positive endings... Wishing you all the best xxx

  • What a wonderful post jaky.... many many congrats on your bundle of precious joy..... so so happy for you

  • Thanks Sanj, and really hope you are getting on well with your little lady.. Lots of love Jackie xxx

  • Congratulations - such an amazing story!!! Your little boy is beautiful x

  • Ah thanks.. I'm very proud.. Wishing you all the best xxx

  • Wow congratulations his gorgeous xx

  • Thanks very much.. All the best xx

  • Huge congratulations! Heโ€™s gorgeous!

  • Thanks very much.. Wishing you all the best xxx

  • Aww such a beautiful story, you almost made me cry ๐Ÿ˜ข

    Congratulation for your babyboy . I wish all good health and happy life for your precious baby ๐Ÿ˜˜

  • Ah thanks.. Almost hey.. I cry at an instant at moment.. Hormones! Wishing you all the best xxx

  • Congratulations xx

  • Thanks xx wish you all the best xxx

  • Congratulations, he is a very handsome boy. Enjoy every moment x

  • Many thanks, I think so.. Proud mummy alert. Xx wishing you all the best xxx

  • Wow what an amazing story and an amazing woman you are !! Thank you so much for the positive story ! โค๏ธ all the best to you and little Bertie ! Xxxxxx

  • Ah thanks for the lovely message... Wishing you all the best too xxxx

  • Gorgeous story congratulations xx

  • Many thanks.. Best wishes to you too xxx

  • Wow what a long hard journey you have been on. All those years and you never gave up despite your divorce, despite being on your own, despite your miscarriages, despite not using your own did it!!! You are brave and strong. Inspiring and motivating. Thank you for sharing. Bertie is perfect x

  • Ah thanks for the lovely message... Very much appreciated... Along road but but worth it now he is here.. Wishing you all the best too.. Lots of love Jackie x โ˜“

  • Thanks for sharing your story and congrats your such a strong women proud of you x

  • Thanks for your lovely message.. Wishing you all the best too xxx

  • Your welcome and thanks x

  • wow what an amazing story and unbelievably strongoing woman...stories like these give us all hope and when you feel like giving up which I do right now it is worth digging deep and reading your story has helped me today to regain a wee bit of hope ..thank you and hope you and Bertie are well xxx

  • Ah thanks... Ah I know that feeling too well but you will find strength again.. It comes in waves, and sometimes you need to go off the rails as such to then come back and ride it again.. Wishing you all the best, lots of love Jackie xxx

  • You have been through so much, what an amazing lady you are. Your dream and miracle has come true. So happy for you xx

    Congratulations xx

  • Thanks so much for your lovely message.. Wishing you all the best xxx

  • Huge congratulations and love. Brought tears of happiness to my eyes. Enjoy every minute with your precious boy xxxxx

  • Thank you so much.

    Wishing you all the best too xxx

  • Ah Jackie, heโ€™s beautiful! You truly are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing, Iโ€™m having a difficult time at the moment and this has really helped me today. Huge congratulations to you and welcome to the world Bertie! Heโ€™s clearly a fighter, just like his mum! Xxx

  • Ah thanks for such a lovely message... Sorry to hear that you having a bad time at the moment.. Hope that the sun comes out from the clouds really soon for you... Lots of love Jackie x

  • Congratulations x

  • Thanks very much. Best wishes Jackie x

  • Amazing story. I am 15 weeks pregnant and used donor sperm too so its lovely to read this. Congratulations! x x

  • Ahhhhh huge congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ fab news... Hope all is going well? You going to find out if you are having a boy or girl at 16 weeks? Enjoy your pregnancy ๐Ÿคฐ. Lots of love Jackie xxx ๐Ÿ’‹

  • Ah thanks Jackie. I've had a tough pregnancy so far as had a large hematoma pretty much from week 1, so a lot of bleeding and one instance where I was sure it was all over. But now that the baby is a little bigger I feel more confident. I am actually at the hospital next week for a reassurance scan so am going to ask if they can tell the sex then, though I know they may not be able to. I am hoping for a boy and I love the name Bertie too as my grandad was Herbert and a lovely lovely man.

    So happy for you. x x

  • Oh bless you... Sorry to hear that you had a tough time in your pregnancy so far... Hopefully will calm down for you very soon... Hope it clear on scan to tell sex... I was exactly 16 weeks and mine so clear I was carrying a boy. Good luck ๐Ÿ€ and that's lovely about your grandad... Wait to hear your updates.. Loads of love Jackie xx ๐Ÿ’‹

  • Such a beautiful story and I'm literally in tears right now at work. I wish you nothing but the best XXx

  • Ah thanks. Lovely message. Hard years but worth it now. Wishing you all the best xxx

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