Greg Jenner has recently welcomed a new baby girl into the world after five years of him and his wife trying for a child.
The historian and Horrible Histories author, who hosts BBC’s You’re Dead To Me! podcast and his wife recently welcomed a child who they have called Esmé, and though it was a happy affair, the couple struggled for many years with miscarriages and IVF treatment.
Taking to Twitter, he shared their challenges online.
In 2014 he married his wife after a decade together, and they began trying to get pregnant.
What followed in the next few years was two miscarriages, and then a third ectopic miscarriage.
Then in early 2017, an ectopic miscarriage. I can’t tell you how devastating it was to feel hope then despair on a… https://t.co/9uTpCHjkhx
Dogged by anxiety for the baby, the mother was also diagnosed with hyperemesis, which is basically severe morning sickness. ‘She endured 20 weeks of vomiting 8-12 times per day, lost so much weight and was hospitalised twice for dangerous dehydration.”
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“I’m sharing this story because infertility is an agony often felt in private,” he said.
So, forgive me if I don’t respond to your tweets. I’m not strong enough; I don’t want to relive it all, and I don’t want to be some IVF spokesperson, or a news story, and I’m not qualified to give infertility advice. I’m sharing this because i feel I should, not because I want to.
So, forgive me if I don’t respond to your tweets. I’m not strong enough; I don’t want to relive it all, and I don’t… https://t.co/ZViQXN5HVf