Conceiving for many is as simple as copulating and missing one’s menstrual cycle. However, this may not be the case for some couples who experience fertility struggles, leaving them in extreme disappointment and sorrow.
A father who experienced first hand emotional and physical travails of infertility alongside his wife took to social media to announce excitedly the birth of his daughter, who finally came after several failed attempts.
Sharing the good news on Twitter, the new father simply identified as Jazzy Jon wrote;
After 7 years 5 IVF cycles, 9 failed transfers, a miscarriage, 4 surgeries, an ectopic pregnancy and roughly 70 negative tests we are finally able to introduce Sofia Mary Jane to the world!
Please share this story to spread hope to the thousands of couples going through similar pic.twitter.com/Y69eiMb6sc
— Jon (@JazzyJon) July 14, 2020
This elicited congratulatory messages from many Twitter users, spurring other couples who have experienced same struggle to share their story.
One Sarah Paterson sharing a beautiful photo of her child tweeted that she had the baby after 2 miscarriages, 2 ectopic pregnancies, 2 surgeries, loss of both fallopian tubes and 4 rounds of In Vitro Fertilisations (IVFs).
Congratulations on your rainbow miracle! 🌈❤️🌈 Here are my miracles (now 9yrs old), arriving after 2 miscarriages, 2 ectopic pregnancies, 2 surgeries, loss of both fallopian tubes & 4 rounds of IVF 🌈❤️ Never give up hope 🎉❤️🌈 pic.twitter.com/57umSWh8OX
— Sarah Paterson 🏴💙📚💙 (@Sarah_KateP) July 15, 2020
Another mother identified as Kathleen wrote that she went through 3 miscarriages, 2 stillborns and a lot of other treatments and tests over a period of 14 years.
3 miscarriages, 2 stillborn babies, lots of treatment and tests over a 14 year period. My gorgeous Arthur. I am so so delighted that so many of us do eventually get there… and yes, it was totally worth it 🌈 👶🏻 💕 pic.twitter.com/sMu539x6bX
— Kathleen H (@KathleenH_NHS) July 15, 2020
One tweeted that she had her son, Isaac following several painful experiences.
7/8years of trying 3 miscarriages which one we lost at 16 weeks (Spencer❤) and one the day my was due to start taking clomid we discovered she was pregnant.
Cervical stitch at 16 weeks, waters broke at 24 weeks and my son Isaac was by emergency section at 36 weeks…..
— Hammy (@H4mmy14) July 14, 2020
…. he is now 20 months old and simply the best thing to ever happen to me. Your story has touched me my friend. All the best wishes and health to you, your hero of a lady and most of all the gorgeous bundle Sofia ❤❤❤❤
— Hammy (@H4mmy14) July 14, 2020
According to Dean Puckering, she had her beautiful daughter, Adalyn after 5 years of IVF.
Absolutely amazing. Our beautiful daughter Adalyn was born on the same day, after 5 years of IVF.
Congratulations. Its the best feeling ever, and nobody will ever be able to deny your love. pic.twitter.com/xSODlNFRVw
— Dean Puckering (@MrDeanP) July 15, 2020
Read emotional stories of other couples below;
Congratulations Jon. We also had a little miracle born in 2005 after 4 failed IUI’s and 7 failed IVF’s. Worth all the money and the agony. Did you go down the ARGC and Dr. Taranissi route in the end? pic.twitter.com/WjBb9D5m4o
— Garry (@danielharley15) July 15, 2020
Oh this is so wonderful, congratulations! We had our little miracle after 5 IVF attempts, she then arrived 14 weeks early and we spent 4 months in NICU but now she’s home ❤️ infertility and the pain it can cause isn’t discussed enough, thanks for sharing x
— Michelle Matheron (@MicheyMathers) July 14, 2020
Two cycles, one miscarriage and numerous negative tests, this one turned 1 last month… enjoy every millisecond and congrats pic.twitter.com/jVrKjCdpIm
— Nick Singleton (@nicksingleton79) July 15, 2020
10 years of trying, 4 rounds of IVF (one round in the UK, the rest in the Czech Republic , one frozen transfer, two miscarriages, we finally got our rainbow after the storm. 2year old Edward
Massive congratulations to you both, enjoy your little miracle 🌈👶🏼💗 xx pic.twitter.com/fRCNdPq4tS
— Yvonne McKeowen (@YMckeowen) July 15, 2020
My ivf baby after several attempts and heartache nearly a “man”now or so he thinks,he’s my world and has got me through so much . Many congratulations to you it’s the best thing in the world pic.twitter.com/mWsgdSOPcO
— sharon mc 🏴 (@burnssharonhotc) July 15, 2020
After 4 years of trying, we got our now 3 year old Son after 1 NHS IVF cycle. Currently pregnant with a little girl after a successful ICSI cycle after 2 failed IVF cycles that didn’t reach transfer. It’s such a hard process to go through. So pleased you got your happy ending 🙂 pic.twitter.com/euBhH6nb9J
— Tanya Ewen (@Tanya82) July 15, 2020
Congratulations on you gorgeous little miracle, I have a very similar experience 12 years waiting, 3 major surgerys 2 rounds of IVF and I finally got my miracle.
This is Gracie, she’s 10 and my best friend as well as my daughter. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Q8cDptrX81
— Lisa Glossop (@lmglossop) July 15, 2020
Congratulations to you both . Such a beautiful baby, too. The whole topic of becoming a parent is tough. When I remarried I had 7 consecutive miscarriages and so many negative tests. Had two further children after that but such a hard journey! Have the best life ever!!!!💖💖💖
— Figen Murray (@FigenMurray) July 15, 2020
Many congratulations- wonderful news. I went through 5 rounds of IUI and 6 rounds of IVF. My daughter is 16 now and totally beautiful – but I’m her mum and totally biased- enjoy every moment xx pic.twitter.com/e0mKiHmUwr
— Helen Richards (@WelshHels) July 15, 2020
Six cycles IUI, one miscarriage at 11 weeks, six cycles of IVF and one little boy later (now 2.5). Grateful for every day and always mindful of how lucky we are.
— Jen Byrne (@ByrneJen) July 14, 2020
8 years of trying, 2 cycles of IVF in Germany and we got our rainbow after the storm, followed by our second rainbow his sister naturally 🌈🌈 they are now 6 & 8🥰 fertility is such a rollercoaster. Congratulations both of you 😍 pic.twitter.com/6XyocLBHR4
— jenny brennan (@jenbren060) July 15, 2020
6 years, 2 miscarriages, 20 failed iuis, 4 failed ivfs, countless injections, pumping hormones – my miracle baby ILAN pic.twitter.com/ThO2BJyQZM
— Shy (@Shy68597106) July 15, 2020
Congratulations to you both.
Similar story with us after 10 years, 3 IUI cycles, 5 IVF cycles, 7 failed transfers, 3 miscarriage’s (the last one being twins) 2 surgeries, we finally have our little rainbow baby boy Jakob-James.
What an amazing feeling you must both be on cloud 9.
— Steven Milliner (@Millie002) July 14, 2020
Massive congratulations. Our nearly 3 year old boy took 9 years, 6 rounds of ivf, 4 operations, 3 miscarriages. The journey makes the reward all the sweeter. X
— Carmelisa Dunne (@CaDunne) July 15, 2020
Many couples experience several challenges during their infertility journey. It often tells on the aspiring parents, affecting them emotionally, financially, psychologically and even threatening their marriages as a whole.
It is therefore very heartwarming to read tales of couples like those who shared their experiences in this thread, who after several trials have their baby and share their stories, thereby encouraging others experiencing same to keep trying.
Congratulations to them!