From a batch of five embryos, the pride and pleasure of Karen and James Marks was developed simultaneously. Cameron, a son, was born on September 1, 2018, and Isabella, a daughter, on September 15. It’s weird to have twins two years apart, according to 33-year-old Karen, a full-time mother. Having a boy and a girl is nice, but any healthy child is wonderful. Cameron was never intended to be an only child. He is a proud brother who adores his sister a lot and is constantly insistent on being cuddled.
After all these years of trying, there are some days when I feel as though I must be dreaming. James, a 35-year-old business owner from Taunton, Somerset, wed Karen in 2014. They had trouble becoming pregnant, and Karen was eventually given a fertility diagnosis. They received funding from the NHS in 2017 for an IVF cycle at the Bristol Center for Reproductive Medicine. Five embryos were produced, according to Karen. A year ago, I miscarried. We are twins. Four kids have always been something I’ve wanted. Since they don’t have an expiration date, it might happen later as well. In the worst case scenario, Cameron will be six when the last child is born.
“Twins are not the same. Isabella almost got her embryo split.
“The remaining embryos can divide into identical twins or triplets, so we could end up having six!”
Isabella was born on September 15 of this year and her son Cameron was born on September 1, 2018. Karen never hesitated to tell people that her children are IVF babies. “If you have exhausted all options, then move on,” she says. IVF is the most effective fertility treatment, and it worked for us.”
After the first time was full of difficulties and hardships, endless joy came to us again. Now everything comes naturally, and no outside intervention or help. The number of gifts also increased many times over. As long as we have faith and perseverance, nothing is impossible.