Former Miss World Rosanna Davison is to publish a book on her journey to motherhood
The 37-year-old revealed the exciting news to her 279,000 Instagram followers with an image of the book cover.
The mother-of-three is pictured holding her daughter, Sophia, who she had via gestational surrogate in 2019 while pregnant with her twin boys, who were conceived naturally the following year.
The daughter of singer Chris de Burgh said the purpose of writing the book was to outline the struggle she and her husband, Wesley Quirke, went through to become parents and chart the heartbreak, emotional turmoil, and challenges along the way.
She said: “My aim in writing this book about our struggles with fertility, from being told I wouldn’t be able to carry my own baby, to the long and challenging surrogacy journey we undertook to have Sophia, this followed by the joy of welcoming naturally conceived identical twins less than a year later, is to help normalise the conversation about infertility and pregnancy loss.
“It is also to examine the stigma and silence that can still surround it. I feel that sharing my story about the frustration and loneliness we experienced will help to contribute to the growing awareness of miscarriage, an experience sadly shared by so many.”
Rosanna also writes about the children’s birth, her recovery from a cesarian section, breastfeeding, and maternal mental health.
She said: “By sharing the heartbreak and hope on my path to motherhood, I hope to give others struggling with infertility, pregnancy loss, or even new parenthood the support to feel less alone on what can be a difficult and traumatic road.
“I also wrote it to offer hope and comfort to those of you that may deal with infertility in the future. When I was struggling to cope with my multiple miscarriages and as our treatment options were running out, I was desperate to know that fertility miracles can and do come true.
“But above all, I wrote this book for Sophia, Hugo, and Oscar to read in the future so that they’ll know how they came into the world, how much we longed for them, and how deeply loved they are.
“I hope that they’ll show it to their children, and perhaps their grandchildren will one day read our story of love, loss, hope, and a family dream come true.”
The book is available to pre-order now from Easons.com, Dubraybooks.ie and amazon.co.uk.