A Perfectly Imperfect Journey To Parenthood
Living an idyllic life in the picturesque Barossa Valley, Sarah, an emergency nurse, and Rhys, a carpenter and plumber seemingly had everything they could ever want. Except for children.
The couple navigated the ᴘᴀɪɴFᴜʟ world of infertility for years, before having their first baby, Angus, in 2019, thanks to IVF. And their path to a second child was just as difficult. There were multiple rounds of IVF and failed transfers.
While Everyone around her was having babies, she was trying but failed with the second babies. It was a really hard time and sad with their. Until their very last frozen embryo used. Finally, a little miracle apreanced she was pregnant with a baby girl.
But the pregnant journey was not easy. From five to nine weeks Sarah ʙʟᴇᴇᴅ. Luckyly, the baby was fine. Until at 32 weeks she felt a gush of fluid.
Sarah neared the end of her pregnancy with a huge sense of relief, as well as anxiety. It was suggested by her healthcare providers to induce before 4o weeks. She was born at 39 weeks and 4 days. She gave birth at the hospital , where she is working. so they saw some familiar faces awkwardly. She strolled around the block of the hospital to easy delivered they also took some photos together, listened to her birthing playlist and just hung out in the birthing suite. and she had one or two ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴs as we strolled around the block of the hospital, it was surreal.
“Once we were in established labour things were escalating quickly, I felt most comfortable just pacing and standing next to the bed. My husband Rhys was amazing birth partner, rubbing my back and telling me that I could do it. I felt nervous as the ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴs were coming in hard and fast, I remembered the feeling, I wanted to meet Lucy. I was starting to get really uncomfortable.
“I didn’t have any checks during labour at my request, however, I said I felt that I needed to push and it started. I felt Lucy move down, I couldn’t bend over anymore. Rhys was so encouraging and he was truly down the business end. I felt Lucy’s head, he told me he could see her beautiful eyes and that she had hair, just like Angus.” Sarah said
At this point one big final push and out she came.
“Our family is now complete with our beautiful Angus and Lucy. After infertility, complicated and very anxiety-inducing pregnancies we are complete as a family of four.” she said