I Had A 10% Chance Of Falling Pregnant And Journey To Have Miracle Baby
Samantha Ellis was plagued with health problems, and at 26 was already going through menopause. Her body had been through ᴇɴᴅʟᴇss sᴜʀɢᴇʀɪᴇs and a ʜʏsᴛᴇʀᴇᴄᴛᴏᴍʏ was on the cards. Becoming a mother was an impossible dream.
And then, a miracle happened. Aɢᴀɪɴsᴛ ᴀʟʟ ᴏᴅᴅs :Samantha Ellis had been told that they would never be able to have children. With two ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜsᴇs , ᴛᴡᴏ ᴄᴇʀᴠɪxᴇs , ᴀ sᴛᴏᴍᴀ, ᴅᴀᴍᴀɢᴇᴅ ʙᴏᴡᴇʟ ᴀɴᴅ ʙʟᴀᴅᴅᴇʀ, a ᴅᴀᴍᴀɢᴇᴅ ᴘᴇʟᴠɪs ᴀɴᴅ ᴏɴᴇ Fᴀʟʟᴏᴘɪᴀɴ tube, the chances of Samantha falling pregnant were slim, almost microscopic.
“I was told it was a 10 per cent chance of getting pregnant,I was planning on having a ʜʏsᴛᴇʀᴇᴄᴛᴏᴍʏ in 2019. I was 26. I was already going through ᴍᴇɴᴏᴘᴀᴜsᴇ ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇʀᴇ ᴡᴀsɴ’ᴛ ᴇɴᴏᴜɢʜ ᴇɢɢs. I already had ᴇɴᴅʟᴇss sᴜʀɢᴇʀɪᴇs, my body wasn’t strong enough to be pregnant.” Samantha said
But somehow, through all the ᴛʀᴀᴜᴍᴀ ʜᴇʀ ʙᴏᴅʏ ʜᴀᴅ ᴇɴᴅᴜʀᴇᴅ, Samantha fell pregnant.
“When I fell pregnant I was on the end of ᴍʏ ɪɴᴊᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴs that stopped the process of the ʀᴇᴘʀᴏᴅᴜᴄᴛɪᴠᴇ sʏsᴛᴇᴍ which put me through menopause. I didn’t have enough eggs at the time. My body was recovering from my sᴛᴏᴍᴀ sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ which was only three months prior but though all that my body was carrying and growing my daughter. My pregnancy was ʜɪɢʜ ʀɪsᴋ. I fell pregnant in my ʟᴇFᴛ ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜs. I had appointments every week, two hours away from my home, right up until I had my baby girl. The pregnancy was a true miracle.” She said
There wasn’t a day of Samantha’s pregnancy that she could relax. From 26 until 35 weeks, she was in hospital with ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs from her sᴛᴏᴍᴀ ᴀɴᴅ ʜᴇʀ ʙʀᴇᴇᴄʜ ʙᴜʙ.
“Each day of the pregnancy was sᴄᴀʀʏ. As I got to the end I had ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀʟ sʜᴏʀᴛᴇɴɪɴɢ, which meant from 30 to 36 weeks baby’s weight was dropping. It was sᴄᴀʀʏ not knowing what could happen, if my body was healthy enough to carry a child. Everything was going through my head. I went back into hospital at end of 35 weeks and had a ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ at 36.5 weeks.
“I made it. Made it up to 37 weeks of pregnancy. Having a ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ was the safest option for me and bubs which we were told at the start due to my internal issues doctors had to be on standby just in case. There were a lot of doctors on standby for me and baby as it was unknown how things were going to happen as bubs was breech and low birth weight and with my ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs anything could’ve happened.
“It took an hour to have the ᴄ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. I had a lot of anxiety but a lot of ᴇxᴄɪᴛᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ too. Once bubs was out it was crucial that I was ok and that I wouldn’t ʙʟᴇᴇᴅ ᴏᴜᴛ ᴏʀ ɴᴏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴡᴀs ᴛᴏᴏ ᴅᴀᴍᴀɢᴇᴅ. After an hour we got taken to a room and I got to hold my baby girl, My fiancè and I staying in a shared private room for a week. We had to wait ᴛɪʟʟ ʙᴜʙs ᴘᴜᴛ ᴡᴇɪɢʜt on to go home. Endless amounts of sᴜʀɢᴇʀɪᴇs, ᴏᴘᴇʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴs, ᴅɪᴀɢɴᴏsɪs and I have pushed through all of them only to realise that all of of this was for my beautiful girl. The ᴇxᴛᴇʀɴᴀʟ sᴄᴀʀs ᴏɴ ᴍʏ ʙᴇʟʟʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ɪɴᴛᴇʀɴᴀʟ sᴄᴀʀs I can feel every day but at the end of the day it’s who I am. Not who I planned to be but it’s made me who I am today.
Looking back on her pregnancy and the birth of daughter Charity, Samantha says every single second was worth it. ” This is what the birth of a miracle baby looks like. This is what the raw reality of what my body has gone through looks like. I am confronted with it every day but am reminded of the beauty of it, the beauty of what it created. My beautiful daughter.” she said
Hold onto hope. Pray and trust. Miracles do happen.