Many couples accomplish their desire of starting a family and raising happy, healthy children.
Other couples will need time, effort, and perhaps medical therapy to conceive and bring a pregnancy to term.
Despite their greatest attempts, some couples are unable to conceive children. For Mark and Louise, this was almost the case.
Mark and Louise met in 1999 and immediately fell in love.
Louise had a gut feeling that Mark was the man she wanted to start a family with.
The couple began attempting to conceive when Louise was 32 years old.
Mark, on the other hand, had a vasectomy earlier in his life.
As a result, the couple had to pursue unorthodox methods of conception.
Despite medical interventions, Louise found it difficult to become pregnant and deliver a healthy baby to term.
In fact, the couple spent more than $100,000 on therapies over the course of 16 years. This money was used to compensate sperm donors and pay for a variety of IVF treatments.
During those 16 years, Louise became pregnant 18 times.
Unfortunately, she had the heartbreaking experience of losing all 18 of her infants to miscarriages.
She never carried a pregnancy past a few weeks, and neither the couple nor the physicians could find out why.
Louise went to a new doctor a few years later, shortly before she turned 50.
The doctor discovered that Louise’s body had what are known as killer cells.
Any embryos she carried would be attacked and destroyed by these cells.
Louise was able to receive treatment for her ailment after receiving this diagnosis.
Mark and Louise resolved to try one last time for a healthy pregnancy, and their efforts were rewarded.
William, their son, was born at 37 weeks.
His parents were overjoyed since he was a healthy, happy baby.
Although several strangers mistake Louise and Mark for the baby’s grandparents, they are unconcerned.
The couple is overjoyed to be raising their kid and to finally have the family they have always desired.