The pair were over the moon, when ‘dream family’ is now complete – after they welcomed triplets. Rebecca Wooldridge, 44, and her husband, David, 49, from Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham began trying for their first baby in 2006, but it would take them more than a decade and tens of thousands of pounds to become a happy family of five.
With the number of Rebecca’s eggs falling sharply, a new I.V.F cycle began immediately, this time in Cyprus. To everyone’s pleasant surprise, Rebecca was carrying not one, not two, but three babies, and more specifically, three little girls. Rebecca said: “We waited 10 years for our dream family and after spending £60,000 it finally became a reality. I’d been told by doctors that I had a low egg count but after seven years of trying I.V.F all over the world, I ended up falling pregnant naturally with Felix. It then took over three years to then fall pregnant with the triplets in April 2016 after more I.V.F. Thankfully after weeks in hospital both myself and the girls, Etta, Amelia, and Maya-Abertine were allowed home. Despite the emotional rollercoaster we have been through, it has all been worthwhile as we now have our dream family.”
Rebecca said: “Having a family was the most important thing to us and we had to make sacrifices on holidays and materialistic items so we had enough money. Now we’ve got the triplets life has been hectic, the triplets have overcome so many obstacles so far and have been in and out of hospital with different illnesses but we’re doing well now. Our family is definitely complete now we have the girls and I hope we’re helping to show other couples that having a family can happen, even in your 40s.” The triplets – who are all non identical – were born weighing 2lb6 and 2lb8 and have come on leaps and bounds in just 16 months old.
Rebecca added: “Etta has started walking already and we’re hoping Amelie and Maya won’t be too much longer. They were both born with ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ ᴅᴇғᴇᴄᴛs due to being ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ which is why we think their development has been delayed. Felix loves being a big brother to his three sisters and despite needing two washing machines to cope with our family of six’s laundry, we wouldn’t change it for the world.”