Rosanna Davison, former 35-year-old former Miss World who hails from Dublin, Ireland, recently announced on Instagram how she is pregnant with twins after a year of welcoming a newborn daughter via surrogate.
The pregnancy follows months of attempts to get pregnant and now, the mother is sharing her pregnancy “miracles.” Back in July of 2019, Davison and husband Wesley Quirke announced they were pregnant via surrogate.
Davison shared on Instagram at the time how the decision to use a surrogate came after many, many years of trying.
“I would have loved to carry my own baby, but for reasons unknown (most likely embryo rejection due to an overactive immune system) [I couldn’t] and although tests show excellent fertility, I’ve been unable to sustain any of my pregnancies, despite the best efforts of reproductive immunology experts and a lot of immune-suppressant medication, injections, intravenous infusions and surgery.”
Davison lost 14 pregnancies in total due to her fertility issues.
Davison wrote how she was “incredibly grateful” to the team who helped her obtain “the greatest gift of all,” thanks to surrogacy. She also took the time to acknowledge how lucky she was and how difficult she understands it can be for others who struggle with fertility.
“If you’re going through this, I send you all of my love and support,” she added. On November 21, her daughter Sophia was born weighing 6 lbs, 8 oz, Davison revealed in a different Instagram post.
“She’s absolutely perfect,” the mom wrote. “We’re completely overwhelmed with love and gratitude for our incredible gestational surrogate, who has given us the greatest gift of all and made our family dream a reality.”
But the mom’s good luck didn’t end there.
On Wednesday, the mother revealed she was pregnant with a set of twins who are set to arrive in November.
“I was told that I would probably never be able to carry my own baby due to a suspected immune system dysfunction, which numerous different medical treatments failed to rectify,” she shared on social media. “So for this to just happen naturally, and to have twins too by complete chance, is an absolute dream come true for us.”
And her doctors, naturally, could not explain how it happened.
Davison decided it would be “one of life’s mysteries,” but did guess that maybe it was due to a lot of time spent at home.
“[W]e found out I was pregnant after the first month of lockdown when I was far more physically relaxed than I’ve been in years and enjoying the slow pace of family life at home, despite the anxiety and sadness in the outside world,” she continued. “So perhaps that time out from the stress of busy everyday life made all the difference.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.