The Miracle of Life! xxx

Happy New Year to all of my readers! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have had a lovely beginning to 2017!

I had a lovely Christmas, spent with family and playing with my gorgeous Great Niece’s. I am sure I am not alone in feeling that Christmas is made wonderful when children are around! The innocent excitement in their eyes as they put out the food plate for Santa on Christmas Eve; the only evening of the year that they want to go to bed early so Christmas arrives sooner; the presents, the food, the laughter, all too much for them to take in that they eventually fall asleep from exhaustion. I am blessed to be able to be a part of that.

Even though I am in a place of acceptance with our infertility now, it hit me hard again before Christmas when I started chatting to a lovely young lady called Lauren. It hit me not from a personal perspective but because of her situation, the reality, the harshness.  On the outside Lauren looks like a ‘normal’, healthy 26 year old woman, happily married and going about her day with a smile. Yet inside, she is fighting an ongoing battle….for Lauren was born without a womb; a condition called Mayer Rokitansky Kauser Hauser Syndrome.  We chatted for a while and her positivity with her situation was overwhelming. Her and her husband have such a wonderful attitude towards this. They are looking into options such as surrogacy but are also on the waiting list for the remarkable new option of Womb Transplant! Obviously, this is a big thing and a very new procedure so they’re not putting all their eggs in one basket (excuse the pun) but I have everything crossed that this option becomes available for them!  You can read more about her journey at  MRKH Our Journey Our Life.

Talking to Lauren really made me think about reproduction, womanhood and fertility. Having a womb is not just about having babies but part of being a woman, just like being born with breasts. I think the female body is pretty amazing – having the ability to menstruate, endure pregnancy and all the changes that goes through, labour and then it all going back into place 🙂 It is no wonder ladies get emotional when they need to have their wombs or breasts removed.  Having a baby really is an incredible miracle, a blessing, a gift… Think of everything that a woman’s body goes through before a baby is born… ❤

So incredibly happy for all my friends who have had babies recently, it is wonderful to see how much happiness they bring! Thinking of all my friends, and my couples who are still trying. There have been lots of wonderful pregnancy announcements on the Altrui Facebook page in recent months too – pregnancies resulting from ladies donating their eggs! 😀  The miracle of life will never cease to amaze me!

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all – may all your dreams come true this year! 🙂

xxxxxxx

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