Woman who had 18 miscarriages in 20 years gives birth at 48 Woman who had 18 miscarriages in 20 years gives birth at 48
A woman who suffered 18 miscarriages after her own body rejected her pregnancies had revealed her joy at finally achieving her dream of becoming... Woman who had 18 miscarriages in 20 years gives birth at 48

A woman who suffered 18 miscarriages after her own body rejected her pregnancies had revealed her joy at finally achieving her dream of becoming a mother at 48.

Louise Warneford and her husband, Mark, 55, from Swindon, endured countless rounds of IVF – costing around £80,000 – over 16 years before a specialist finally found the reason behind her miscarriages.

After coming close to giving up in 2010, the couple agreed to have one final try after a doctor told them a donor embryo might be successful, and Louise gave birth to a healthy baby boy, William, at 37 weeks.

The breakthrough came in 2015 – when doctors identified that she had ‘killer cells’ which meant her own body was destroying her embryos.

Although Louise and Mark say people sometimes mistake the couple for baby William’s grandparents, they are over-the-moon to finally have a child of their own.

Louise explains: ‘Mark and I had been trying for a baby since I was 32. We’d suffered 18 miscarriages and spent £80,000 but looking at William now, it was all worth it.

‘I’m not the spring chicken that I used to be and it does take me a while to chase him around the floor but it’s worth it.’

The couple first met in 1999 and Louise immediately knew that Mark was ‘the one’ that she wanted to start a family with.

However, due to Mark’s vasectomy from a previous relationship, the pair had to look for alternative ways to make Louise’s dream of having a baby a reality.

She says: ‘We went to a fertility specialist to find out about the quickest way of conceiving, and they suggested a sperm insemination.

‘So we found a donor who had the same attributes as Mark and I, and we went along with the process.’
‘I fell pregnant a number of times with the insemination, but every single time I ended up losing the baby around the 14-week scan mark as they couldn’t find the heartbeat.

‘Each time I got my hopes up and thought that “this was it” and I was going to have the perfect family I’d always wanted – I couldn’t stop crying every time I miscarried.

‘We decided to try IVF but despite falling pregnant a number of times, we always lost the baby.

‘It was a complete mystery why my body kept rejecting my baby at just a few weeks old but it was heart-breaking every single time.

Louise gave up on her dream in 2010, unable to face any more attempts.

She says: ‘There is no grief that can compare to losing a much loved and wanted baby – all your hopes and dreams are shattered.

‘We’d even tried using an egg donor but that failed as well.’

However, determined to find out what was wrong with her body for peace of mind, Louise decided to find a clinic who could finally diagnose her fertility problem.

Louise said: ‘I met a specialist in maternal medicine called Doctor Shehata and he told me that I had killer cells in my body, which was why I couldn’t hold a child.

‘I told him I’d had 18 miscarriages and that I couldn’t go through that again but he gave me the courage to have one more try.

‘I didn’t do anything until four years later, when I was 47 and I said to Mark that we had to try one more time before I was 50.

‘This time, because I was too old for certain clinics in the UK, I decided to do my own research and had embryo donation in the Gynem Clinic in Prague.

The couple finally got pregnant when Louise was 47 and, despite a nerve-wrenching nine months, their son William was born healthy.

‘He was born at 37 weeks through a planned C-section because I was told that there was a problem with the placenta.

‘Although I couldn’t enjoy my pregnancy, because I was constantly scared that I was going to lose him, it was completely worth it for my dream baby.’

Louise is now sharing her story to provide help for anyone facing a similar situation to her and to raise discussion about miscarriages.

Louise said: ‘It was the toughest time in my life, but it’s so worth it for our dream baby.

‘We’re a perfect family now and I finally feel complete – we even have a grandchild now, and at just ten months old, William, became an uncle.

‘It was very expensive, and we spent £80,000 in total for fertility treatment, but we just put our life on hold for our dream baby.

‘We saved the money over the 16 years of trying, and just didn’t go out very often – we were very frugal, but we wanted a child more than we wanted money.

‘We want people to know that it is doable and despite my multiple miscarriages and rounds of IVF, our dream baby was achievable.’ (DailyMail)


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  • Ashley Foy

    2017-10-20 #1 Author

    Wow , what a wonderful blessing after all this time ! I know you are greatful and I thank god you had a safe delivery !


  • Allashia

    2017-10-20 #2 Author

    What a blessing 😍God timing


  • Deidre Walker

    2017-10-20 #3 Author

    Wow, God bless her!!! He is their calm after the storm. I can not fathom the amount of joy they must feel.


  • Asia blackstock

    2017-10-20 #4 Author

    Oh wow, thats a blessing after all that time.


  • Asia Hilton

    2017-10-20 #5 Author

    That’s a blessing!


  • Ikea Hayes

    2017-10-20 #6 Author

    Who said there wasn’t a God.. What a blessing


    • Becca h

      2017-10-27 #7 Author

      Amen ! God sure does make sure the timing is right !


  • Rajiah Abdullah

    2017-10-20 #8 Author

    Wow! This is a blessing from God. He’s so adorable. Truly heaven sent and with a positive purpose.


  • Lozikeyi

    2017-10-20 #9 Author

    What a blessing !!!!


    • Alexis

      2017-10-24 #10 Author

      Amen! It is a blessing


  • Shatia

    2017-10-20 #11 Author

    Wow Thats A Wonderful. blessing Thank God You Had A Safe Delivery.


  • Shonna

    2017-10-20 #12 Author

    Im extremely happy that tou have your rainbow baby pot of gold! Your a mommy now and its never too late..😘🙏🏽


  • Chassity

    2017-10-20 #13 Author

    God is GOOD! Enjoy your baby


  • Deja Johnson

    2017-10-20 #14 Author

    Such a blessing!


  • Diamond

    2017-10-20 #15 Author

    Omg Happy she finally got a child


  • Larai

    2017-10-21 #16 Author

    Woww This Is Very Crazy I Don’t Believe It .


  • Ashley

    2017-10-21 #17 Author

    Glad she finally has a baby


  • Myesha

    2017-10-21 #18 Author

    Wow what an amazing story you have ❤️


  • Jacia Easterling

    2017-10-21 #19 Author

    This is so beautiful. Anytime you experience miscarriages or any infertility issues then you get to finally experience the joy of having what you long awaited for is beautiful.


  • Alimarie

    2017-10-21 #20 Author

    That’s so hard to go through miscarriages I only had two I could imagine having as many as u did painful physically and emotionally


  • Deneshia

    2017-10-21 #21 Author

    When man says no, God says otherwise 🙌🏿 Never give up


  • Myisha Green

    2017-10-21 #22 Author

    This is a Blessing!!!!! Brings tears to my eyes!!!


  • Salina Dixon

    2017-10-21 #23 Author

    She’s blessed to finally have her bundle of joy!


  • Kurdesha

    2017-10-22 #24 Author

    I Feel So Baddd For Her But Happy Because Now She Can Have Her Miracle Child


  • Cheveni

    2017-10-22 #25 Author

    Omg this story is amazing, I’m sure she feels beyond blessed. This story is good to inspire women who are trying to have children it can happen-just at the right time 😉


  • Brittney Arshae

    2017-10-22 #26 Author

    Omg, such a miracle 🙏. Congratulations


  • Monica

    2017-10-22 #27 Author

    Wow….thats crazy


  • Carissa lawrence

    2017-10-22 #28 Author

    This is literally the best. I’m so happy she could have her dream baby. God works in mysterious ways and this makes me so happy to hear her story.


  • Tamika

    2017-10-23 #29 Author

    What a blessing!


  • Irish

    2017-10-23 #30 Author

    Just wow! Such a wonderful blessing! ❤


  • Lakia

    2017-10-23 #31 Author

    God works ….congratulations on your bundle😘


  • Tierra Hardy

    2017-10-23 #32 Author

    I’m happy for her, that was really a blessing.


  • Chantelle

    2017-10-23 #33 Author

    She’s a very strong woman.. No matter how many times her body failed her she never gave up…. God bless her little family💕


  • Mariam

    2017-10-23 #34 Author

    Wow God is Great…Congratulations


  • Lindsey

    2017-10-23 #35 Author

    What a blessing! ❤️


  • Trashima Brown

    2017-10-23 #36 Author

    What a miracle ! Congrats! God is good!


  • Diangela

    2017-10-23 #37 Author

    Woww when Jesus say yes nobody can say no
    Congratulationss !!


  • Rebecca

    2017-10-23 #38 Author

    Beautiful story i have lost 3 kids myself before i had my rainbow baby at 28yrs old. Stay positive and never give up


  • Jessica allen

    2017-10-23 #39 Author

    Damnnn that’s crazy I’m happy for her


  • Shanease Ramsey

    2017-10-23 #40 Author

    Aweee That’s A Blessing ! ❤️❤️❤️❤️


  • Ashley Shively

    2017-10-23 #41 Author

    Major props to her!! I couldn’t even fathom losing a baby yet alone 18 😭 you are truly blessed. Good things do come to those who wait 😇


  • Tamia Hemphill

    2017-10-23 #42 Author

    you finally got ur blessing.. congratulations


  • Ashley Harris

    2017-10-24 #43 Author

    It’s heartbreaking to lose one child, but even harder to lose 18. I am so sorry for your lost, but God saw fit for you to have this baby. God bless y’all! Enjoy your sweet baby ❤️💕


  • Keri Robinson

    2017-10-24 #44 Author

    Wow, amazing story. I know how it is to have one miscarriage but to have 18 is very hard. Glad you got your blessing.


  • Noreen Worme

    2017-10-26 #45 Author

    Your miracle can happen at any age. Such a blessing


  • Noreen

    2017-10-26 #46 Author

    Such an amazing story of faith and not giving up


  • Brooklyne

    2017-10-30 #47 Author

    That’s a blessing 😍🤗


  • JANEE Scott

    2017-11-01 #48 Author

    Wow!! That’s an amazing story !! Congratulations best wishes


  • Tameisha

    2017-11-01 #49 Author

    God is good !!! AMEN .


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