They Conceived Triplet Girls After Their Parents Paid For ‘One Last Cycle’ After Failed Rounds Of I.V.F
A couple who had spent more than 43,000 euros on Fᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ have welcomed miracle triplets after their parents stepped in to fund one last I.V.F ᴄʏᴄʟᴇ. Niamh and Jeff Quinlan, both 37, of Dublin, had given up hope of ever Fᴀʟʟɪɴɢ ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ʜᴀᴅ ᴅᴇᴄɪᴅᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ʟᴏᴏᴋ ɪɴᴛᴏ sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴄʏ after spending their life savings on five Fᴀɪʟᴇᴅ rounds of I.V.F and years of ʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴀᴄʜᴇ. Niamh’s father and stepmother were ᴅᴇᴠᴀsᴛᴀᴛᴇᴅ to see the couple sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟɪɴɢ so much, so gave them the cash to fund one final fertility cycle. The treatment was a success and baby girls Molly, Chloe and Megan were born last December.
The couple started trying for a family shortly after they married in 2016. But after a year with no luck, they consulted a doctor, who ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴛʀʏ IUI, ᴀ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪɴᴅᴜᴄᴇs ᴏᴠᴜʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴ, after discovering that one of Niamh’s Fᴀʟʟᴏᴘɪᴀɴ ᴛᴜʙᴇs ᴡᴀs ʙʟᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ.
Niamh said: ‘It came as a relief, knowing that there was a solution, and we just assumed we would fall pregnant right away. But another year on, we were told we’d need to try I.V.F. We put all our money into it and we thought, “this time, it will have to work” But I started ʙʟᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ ᴡɪᴛʜɪɴ ᴅᴀʏs. Iᴛ ᴡᴀs ᴀʙsᴏʟᴜᴛᴇʟʏ ᴄʀᴜsʜɪɴɢ.The couple ᴜɴᴅᴇʀᴡᴇɴᴛ Fɪᴠᴇ ᴄʏᴄʟᴇs of I.V.F with each one ending in ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋ. But Niamh’s dad, Michael Foley, ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ ʙᴀʀᴇ to see his daughter missing out on her dream.
Michael said:’It ʙʀᴏᴋᴇ ᴍʏ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ to see my daughter having ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs ᴀɴᴅ ɢᴏɪɴɢ ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ sᴜᴄʜ ᴀ ᴛᴇʀʀɪʙʟᴇ time.
‘Of course, as a parent, you don’t want to interfere, but they had two embryos there was hope to go through one last try. We discussed it one night and I put the money into Niamh’s account the next morning. I called her and said we’d gifted her some money, and it was up to her what she did with it – we didn’t mind if they didn’t want to go through I.V.F again. But it was up to her.’