After much effort at I.V.F, 44-year-old Rebecca Wooldridge and her 49-year-old husband, David, now feel that the family they dream of is complete. It took them a decade since 2006 to start trying for a baby, and they spent around €60,000 on four cycles of I.V.F – both in the UK and abroad – before they were able to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ normally and give birth their first child, son Felix.
With the number of Rebecca’s eggs falling sharply, a new I.V.F cycle began immediately, this time in Cʏᴘʀᴜs. To everyone’s pleasant sᴜʀᴘʀɪsᴇ, Rebecca was Cᴀʀʀʏing not one, not two, but three babies, and more specifically, three little Gɪʀʟs.
Due to her age and number of fetuses, her pregnancy was considered high ʀɪsᴋ. Gɪʀʟs born Pʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇly at 29 weeks and have health problems, 2 out of 3 babies have heart ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ. After 16 months, the little Gɪʀʟs have overcome many obstacles. Their visits to the hospital may be regular, but their health is getting better and better, and important developments are being made.
And now that the storm has passed, the couple is happy with a family of 6, she decided to share his story, wishing to give hope to all couples who are having difficulty having children, especially elderly people.
As the happy mother said: “We have been waiting for our dream family for over 10 years, but our dream has finally come true. Even though the doctors told me I had a very low egg count, and after seven years of trying I.V.F, I was able to have a normal pregnancy with Felix. After Felix, it took more than three years and many out-of-body efforts to have little Gɪʀʟs in April 2016. Felix is a wonderful brother who loves his sisters very much. And even though we need two washing machines to make ends meet, what we live in right now won’t change with anything in the world,” she added.