- Dave Morris and his wife, Carissa from Australia spent 13 years fruitlessly trying to have a child
- During those years, Carissa sadly had eight miscarriages and a stillbirth, but they did not give up on hope
- After getting pregnant in April, Carissa welcomed a lovely baby boy just a few days to Christmas
A couple who spent 13 years trying to have a child have welcomed a baby boy just in time for Christmas.
Dave Morris and his wife Carissa from Australia welcomed their son on December 17, Mirror reports.
Daily Mail reports that Carissa had a heart-breaking 8 miscarriages and one stillbirth. However, in April 2021, she fell pregnant with the help of in vitro fertilisation and carried the pregnancy to term.
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“We tried for years and years naturally to have a baby, we did originally conceive quite a few times, but we just had multiple miscarriages and never got past six weeks,” she said.
After numerous miscarriages, tests were done and Clarissa underwent a procedure to remove one of her tubes.
However, they also later realised that Dave had fertility issues. She attributed the problems with Dave's fertility to his work, without specifying what he does for a living.
Christmas in hospital
The child was born three weeks early and is not strong enough to leave the hospital.
“We were really hoping he'd be out before Christmas, but we'll be spending it with him in the hospital.
''We will celebrate Christmas once he comes out of hospital, and we'll give him all his presents,” she said.
Despite not being able to go home for the holidays, Carissa said that having the child was nothing short of a miracle.
Woman becomes first time mother at age 50
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a woman had become first-time mother at the age of 50.
Dr Susie and her significant other Tony Troxler, 61, told WFMY News that their fertility journey to have a baby began decades ago. Dr Susie started soon after she married her husband Tony in 2008.
Speaking to WFMY News about the miracle birth of their baby girl, Dr Susie revealed that soon after they got married, they thought they'd get pregnant like most people.
The successful couple had dreams of becoming parents, but a mountain of health hurdles put their baby dreams on hold.
''I had a boatload of uterine fibroids. I was too old, and Tony had some medical issues,'' Dr Susie revealed.