Just One Chance to Make a Baby

Just One Chance to Make a Baby

We often hear about ‘miracle babies’ – little ones who have been longed for for many years, who are born despite the odds stacked against them – but we think this story is something really special. It comes from a post by a mum called Emma Brown, who shared the birth of her new baby daughter in The Motherload® Facebook group.

Here’s Emma’s post

We are very proud to be able to introduced our daughter Ayah Florence

She was born at 1448 hrs on Wednesday 02nd May 2018 by natural delivery weighing 6lb 3oz.

Ayah is Arabic for Miracle. Both me and my other half had grandmother’s we adored called Florence, so thought it only fitting to bless our daughter with their name.

Ayah is the result of emergency IVF following my Ovarian Cancer diagnosis four years ago. IVF prior to chemo gave us one viable embryo and this is the result which was stored in the freezer until we had an opportunity to try and make her happen even though the chances of success were tiny.

Ladies please be aware of symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. More frequent weeing, loss of appetite, fatigue, back pain and seek early advice with these symptoms. The scan picture shows my tumour (You can’t miss it) and early intervention can bring positive results.

Listen to your body and don’t be afraid to get checked out. It could save your life and make miracles happen.

Emma shared this photo of her ovarian tumour:

Just WOW. What a powerful post. And how incredible that from one viable embryo, beautiful baby Ayah was born. Congratulations to you Emma, thank you for sharing your story with us and for raising awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Many mums – including us – weren’t aware of the symptoms. Lyndsey commented:

This is beautiful, so nice to hear such a wonderful story and a happy perfect ending to such a difficult journey. Thank you for sharing. You may just save a life by sharing your story and your daughter is perfection.

Hannamarie posted: She is beautiful, congratulations. Thank you for raising awareness. I lost my mum to ovarian cancer as we were not aware of the symptoms. So glad you’ve beaten it and had this beautiful miracle in your lives. 

You can find out more about the symptoms of ovarian cancer on the Target Ovarian Cancer website

Symptoms include:

  • Persistent bloating – not bloating that comes and goes
  • Feeling full quickly and/or loss of appetite
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain (that’s your tummy and below)
  • Urinary symptoms (needing to wee more urgently or more often than usual)

Image credits: Emma Brown

Alison McGarragh-Murphy

Alison McGarragh-Murphy writes and edits stuff for The Motherload, and is also a radio producer and broadcast journalist, a mum of two and a wife of one. Since becoming a mother she has (mostly) gladly swapped a busy social life of gigs, pubs, art galleries and museums for dancing in the kitchen, drinking on the sofa, finger painting and hanging out at the park. She talks incessantly about not having slept for five years. Follow Alison on Twitter @BertaFanta and on Facebook @ammblogs

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