Friday the 13th proved far from unlucky for a Northampton mother who gave birth to twins after struggling with infertility for six years.
Victoria Page, aged 26, celebrated her first Mother’s Day at the weekend after she gave birth to Kaycie and Kyla Clare on Friday, December 13 last year following IVF treatment, and despite being diagnosed with polycystic ovaries which almost led to having a hysterectomy.
When she was first diagnosed in 2007, Victoria was given little chance of ever becoming pregnant. During the following years she underwent tests, drug trials and two operations until she and her partner, Andre, were almost ready to give up.
She finally took her chances on IVF treatment and was overjoyed to find herself pregnant at the first attempt.
Victoria, of East Hunsbury, Northampton, said: “Having a child is the most natural thing in the world so the thought that I might not be able to have one was very hard.
“Finding out I was pregnant was wonderful, but my condition meant there was no certainty I would carry them successfully, so there was never any real relief.
“It was an emotional rollercoaster and I always had that niggle in the back of my mind telling me it would never work and I would never be a mother.
“I still didn’t dare to believe it was real even when the girls were in my arms in hospital.”
Kacie and Kyla were born at 35 weeks by caesarean section but Kasie was initially born with a growth restriction.
Victoria said: “We spent a week in hospital but finally being able to bring them home was the best Christmas present ever.”
Medical director at CARE Fertility in Northampton, Miss Rahnuma Kazem, looked after the couple as they went through treatment.
She said: “We were delighted to hear of the twins safe arrival. They have waited a long time, and Friday the 13th might not be lucky for some, it was definitely lucky for Victoria and Andre.
“Our very best wishes to the family”