Former Miss World Rosanna Davison is a proud mother-of-three, having recently welcomed twin boys after a long struggle with infertility
The 36-year-old and her husband, Wes Quirke, had just a year before welcomed their daughter, Sophia through surrogacy.
The twins, Hugo and Oscar, were conceived naturally in early 2020 and came as a total shock to the couple due to years of not being able to conceive.
The delighted pair waited patiently until they were past the danger zone before revealing the news to the world for fear things could go wrong.
And although Rosanna sits in a bubble of love for her three children she has recalled a time when life was tough and Christmas was a big part of that pain.
In a recent post to her 265,000 Instagram followers, she told how Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for anyone hoping to conceive.
She said, “This is something I have spoken about before but I feel it is important to highlight again. As exciting as Christmas is for children it can also be a difficult time for lots of us for a variety of reasons.
“It’s very much centred around families and making it a special experience for children, but for the many people struggling with infertility and pregnancy loss, it can be a really tough time.
“I used to find Christmas really difficult. Scrolling through photos of your friend’s children enjoying the festive season can be torturous when you are desperate to have a baby of your own, and it’s just not happening for you.”
She went on to say how the couple went through a long and challenging journey to parenthood.
“I’ll never forget what we went through to have our family,” she says. “And my heart goes out to everyone going through fertility struggles. It is incredibly lonely and traumatic.
“As always I am sending all my love and support to those of you struggling. Be kind to yourselves and don’t forget to check in with friends too, you just don’t know who might be struggling in secret.”
Such wise words from someone who can truly relate to the heartbreak of infertility.
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