Couple Finally Welcome Twins After Suffering Three ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs And 10 Arounds IVF Spending £82,000
Irish couple Amy and Gary O’Keefe had been trying for a baby for some time but their endeavours sadly in three ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs and nine failed IVF attempts.and spending £82,000
Thankfully, just as they were about to give up hope, their tenth round of IVF was successful, and they welcomed twins Maisie and Jared. It was destiny. Gary and she are both teachers, they absolutely love kids and couldn’t wait to start a family of their own. They have been together 11 years and been married for six. They started trying for a baby after they got married, and fell pregnant during their honeymoon which sadly ended in her first ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs.
‘We’d fallen pregnant easily, so we didn’t expect we would have any issues in the future, but after 14 months of trying again, we had no joy. I hadn’t got pregnant.’ Amy said
The first ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ left Amy and Gary questioning their fertility – so both went through testing to find the cause. An official diagnosis were put down they unexplained. Amy fell pregnny in October 2018 and January 2020, but both sadly ended in ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs. The couple also tried IVF treatment and believe they spent nearly €100,000 (£82,000) on the ten rounds they endured. They were very brave and and patient. By the 10th round, it seems that fate has arranged that they will not be able to be parents. In the thoughts of that strong couple, there were moments of accepting fate. But God will never steal anyone’s dreams, hopes and efforts.
With the cost of 10 rounds of IVF being such a huge number, it forced the couple to spend savings and work overtime to pay for their dream of parenthood. They had our tenth embryo transfer in November last year where they transferred two embryos, but they had no expectation any thing better. This time she has different symptoms than previous IVF times. The body is more tired. But in her mind, Amy guessed it was probably a side effect of the ᴅʀᴜɢ, caused by overstimulation. but out of curiosity she decided to do a pregnancy test and she saw a strong line on the stick. She got pregnant. Unbelievable in her eyes.
They decided to go to their GP. The couple’s first scan was five days before Christmas last year and they were scared they were going to receive more bad news. She couldn’t believe it when the nurse told them she could see a second baby.
“We had been through we’d never imagine we would be that lucky.It was so unexpected because the odds were ᴀɢᴀɪɴsᴛ us.’ Amy said
They are extremely happy but very worried, feeling insecure, afraid like previous pregnancies. They could bring the twins home. Thankfully, the pregnancy was a success and Amy delivered two healthy babies.
‘The pregnancy went smoothly, I carried the babies to 37 weeks and had to be induced. I delivered them naturally on different dates and they are both different star signs. We didn’t find out the genders of the babies, so we were so happy when we discovered we had a boy and a girl.’ she says
Maisie, 5lbs, was born just before midnight on 22 July and is a Cancer, and her twin brother Jared, 5lbs 8oz, was born just after midnight on 23 July and is a Leo.
‘We took our babies home three days later and it was the best feeling in the world. We finally got our happy ending after all this time.” she said