Louise Warneford knew she wanted to start trying for a family as soon as she met her husband Mark in 1999.
At the age of 32, Louise, who was born and raised in Swindon, in the United Kingdom, began the arduous process of trying to start a family. Unfortunately, her efforts were doomed to failure.
Louise never lost up hope, and after 16 years of trying and 18 unsuccessful pregnancies, she is now the proud mother of a baby boy named William. She is 48 years old, and she couldn’t be happier about becoming a mother.
IVF therapy cost Louise and her husband Mark, who is 55 years old, over one hundred thousand dollars.
Louise was able to get pregnant without any problems, however she would miscarry her babies at 14 weeks into the pregnancy.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Louise stated: “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.”
Just as the couple was about to give up, a breakthrough occurred when a doctor found out that Louise had ‘killer cells,’ which indicated that her own body was destroying her embryos.
At long last, Louise was able to receive the necessary care, and she conceived a child. Her son William was delivered via cesarean section at 37 weeks gestation.
When asked about the moment she was handed her baby child, a teary-eyed Louise exclaims, “It was amazing.”
She stated to 5 News: “When the surgeon handed him to me, I just couldn’t believe it, I couldn’t believe my luck, I still can’t he was beautiful, I felt as if I’d won the lottery.”
The work of being a mother, in Louise’s opinion, is “the best job in the world.”
Watch the video below to learn more about Louise’s experience and what advice she has for other couples who are also attempting to conceive.