- A couple finally admitted defeat after failing to fall pregnant and opted to use a surrogate
- It was shortly after their decision that Swastika Sirohi discovered that she was pregnant
- Doctors had told her that she would never be able to fall pregnant
Swastika Sirohi was told by doctors that she had a non viable uterus and would never be able to have children. This was after six exhausting years of trying to fall pregnant.
Sirohi reluctantly decided to use a surrogate in order to become a mother. It was shortly after she had decided to use a surrogate that she discovered to her joy and amazement that she was eight weeks pregnant.
She and her husband, Mayanak, were overcome with joy at the news.
“We never believed God would bless us with so many miracles in one lifetime, but I consider myself extremely lucky.
"I have an indescribable human being of a husband, Jasvi, a miracle in hand who was born in December, and Teyaana, a second daughter who arrived just last month.”
The couple had been trying to fall pregnant since 2010, a year after they got married.
Their attempts had always met with disaster, she had several complications, including Asherman syndrome, severe polycystic ovarian syndrome (PSCOS) and sdenomyosis.
Despite all of this she underwent six attempts at in-vitro fertilsations, an intrauterine insemination (IUI), and two gamete intrafallopian tube transfers.
After these proved unsuccessful they couple opted for surrogacy. The process is not at all straightforward.
“Our doctor had to submit in writing for a high court order to be issued to allow for surrogacy, an order to state that I could not carry my own child.”
The surrogacy attempts had also been unsuccessful and after seven failures the last viable embryo, which had been frozen since 2012, proved successful.
It was soon after they welcomed the news of the successful surrogate Sirohi noticed that her menstrual cycle was several weeks late.
Her husband convinced her to take a pregnancy test which revealed that she was more than three weeks pregnant. She confirmed the test with her doctor and said that she was in utter shock.
Her advice to women struggling to fall pregnant:
“Live life and take care of your health. Through the years I neglected myself, and it’s only when I cut out the sugar, started going to gym and living freely, that my miracles happened.”
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