Rosanna Davison and Wes Quirke are expecting a baby girl via surrogate
"Half you and half me."
Rosanna Davison has announced she and her husband Wes Quirke are expecting a baby girl via a surrogate.
She took to Instagram on Friday afternoon to share their happy news, as she confirmed their baby girl is due in November.
Rosanna said that they had "dreamed of being parents for many years", but had struggled with fertility issues which left gestational surrogacy abroad their "only viable option for a biological child."
In the caption for the heartfelt Instagram post, she sent her love and support to anyone who was going through their own fertility struggles.
Explaining how "overjoyed" they were to be sharing the news, she said:
"@wesquirke & I are overjoyed to share the news that we’re expecting a baby girl in November (by gestational surrogate).
"As our families & close friends know, this has been a long & very tough journey for us, sadly with multiple miscarriages along the way."
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Rosanna added that they had "dreamed of being parents for many years", before continuing:
"We’ve dreamed of being parents for many years & I would have loved to carry my own baby, but for reasons unknown (most likely embryo rejection due to an overactive immune system) & although tests show excellent fertility, I’ve been unable to sustain any of my pregnancies, despite the best efforts of reproductive immunology experts & a lot of immune-suppressant medication, injections, intravenous infusions & surgery.
"Following medical advice, gestational surrogacy abroad became our only viable option for a biological child & we’re so thankful for the wonders of modern medicine & reproductive science.
"We’re incredibly grateful to the team of doctors, embryologists, nurses, pregnancy coordinators, my GP & everyone involved in giving us the greatest gift of all by making our family dream come true, and of course our amazing surrogate for keeping our little daughter healthy and safe... We already love her so much & can’t wait to finally hold her!"