The former miss world, Rosanna Davison opens-up about welcoming a baby via surrogate. Additionally, she has shared a story in the hope that she will inspire others who are facing a similar struggle. As per the reports, Rosanna and her husband, Wes Quirke, welcomed their first child, Sophia Rose Quirke on November 22, 2019, via gestational surrogacy.
The baby was brought to life in Kyiv, Ukraine, by the surrogate. Two weeks later the couple returned to Ireland with baby Sofia.
The Reason Behind Surrogacy
The plans to take the help of surrogate came into consideration because the pair have suffered 14 miscarriages since first beginning to try for a baby at the end of 2015.
In one of her interviews she said:
“It got to the end of about 2015 and we were keen to start a family,” she added “We went for it, and it happened very quickly, I got pregnant. And, you know, it was all very exciting. I got it confirmed at the GP. I got my bloods done, my hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), all was good.“
In the same interview with Ryan Tubridy on RTE’s Late Late Show, she said:
“I had my eight-week scan booked, I told my family at five weeks, and everyone was just thrilled for us, and then, kind of abruptly and quite painfully at six and a half weeks it all came crashing to an end and I had a miscarriage.“
She also mentioned the reason for miscarriage, In the interview, she revealed:
“I was told by the doctor it was probably due to genetic anomaly with the embryo and to try again. Tried again, got pregnant quickly again. Same thing happened again around six-and-a-half weeks, we lost the baby again to a miscarriage.”
She added: “We tried for a third time and I remember going for the blood test, and being told that my hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) was low and that the pregnancy would probably fail, and it did fail. This continued. In total we had 14 of these early miscarriages.“
Rosanna Davison Journey of Surrogacy
Despite trying different medications and procedures, the problem of having a miscarriage was not solved. Instead, the doctor told her she would be jeopardizing her health by continuing such medications and procedures.
In the interview, she said: “I got to a point where I was sort of jeopardizing my health. I was getting mouth ulcers. I did these injections called Humira, which are quite severe immunosuppressants, so everything was designed to try and suppress my immune system.“
Although she was also told that her immune system was great for fighting bugs and viruses, but not so great for having a baby. After trying for every possible alternative, the doctor finally said that:
“you know, you’re jeopardizing your health, and you can’t keep continuing with the medication, there are too many side effects.“
The doctor then suggested surrogacy as an alternative way of helping Rosanna and Wes with the baby they wanted. The pair began their surrogacy journey after some deliberation and finding the guidance of a medical lawyer.
She also explained how horrible was the idea of someone carrying your baby in another country. She said:
“The idea of a stranger carrying your child in another country was just, it was awful. I played with the idea for a few weeks. To be honest I wasn’t sure if we could go ahead with it.“
Although they decided to go with an idea of surrogacy, Rosanna and her husband, Wes, did not meet their surrogate until a week before she gave birth to Sophia. Nevertheless, the couple was regularly told about every development after each scan and a photo of the baby bump was regularly sent to the couple after the special request of Rosanna.
Desperate To Experience the Feeling of Being Pregnant
Although she is a happy mother now, she says that she sometimes feels sad about the fact that she doesn’t have the experience of carrying a baby by herself.
In the Interview she said:
“I was thinking of missing out on all the kicks and experiencing the pregnancy I was dying to experience. I was wondering if her daughter thinks she’s getting a sibling, what does her partner think, is she emotionally attached to my baby?“
She also remembered the moment when Sofia finally came out, she said:
“I was pushed over and Sophia came out and I was handed scissors and I cut her cord. How could you prepare yourself for watching a stranger give birth to your child? It was just the most surreal, terrifying, emotional, amazing experience.“
She also added:
“I was bawling my eyes out and I just turned to her and said, ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you.“
Rosanna said she decided to share her and Wes’s experience of welcoming a child via surrogate to give people a sense of comfort who are facing a similar problem.
She said: “We want to give hope and inspiration to other couples who are in our situation where you’re running out of hope, you’re running options, but also to contribute to the really important… opening up the conversation on fertility on miscarriage, on the struggle.“
Married to Wesley Quirke in Ibiza
The 2003 Miss World, Rosanna Davison engaged to Wesley Quirke in 2013 before tieing a knot on June 21, 2014. Furthermore, the couple tied a knot in a romantic ceremony set among fragrant orange groves and beside a pool strewn with flower petals and floating candles. Additionally, the wedding took place in the five-star Agroturismo Atzaró Hotel and Spa in Ibiza.
The couple chose the five-star Agroturismo Atzaró Hotel for their wedding because they attended the wedding of one of their friend in the same venue, two years ago. i.e. in 2012. In the interview with the Hello magazine, Rosanna said that:
“We always knew that when we got married, we wanted to do it somewhere sunny,” she added, “When we attended my friend’s wedding, we both said how much we loved it.“
Adding more, “There’s something very liberating about being away from home with people who mean so much to you. Because you’re there for a few days, everyone gets to know one another so well so it all feels very natural and laid back.“
On the other hand, talking about how the lovebird met with each other, Rosanna and her husband Wes met ten years ago through friends. Later, after 2 years of meeting, the couple got connected via social networking site Bebo.
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Smooth Marital Bond
Rosanna seems to be deeply and madly in love with her husband. In particular, she never misses posting a picture of her husband on her Instagram account. Out of many, in one of her Instagram posts, on the occasion of her husband’s birthday, she posted a lovely picture, captioning:
“Another year older, most probably none the wiser but intending to age disgracefully 😜 Incredibly grateful as always for my wonderful family and friends, and particularly this very special hooman 🥰 (what’s so funny @wesquirke? 😆) Thanks for the lovely birthday wishes!“
As of now, the couple seems to be cherishing their marital bond without any rumors of divorce or separation. In contrast, the couple is often spotted enjoying their romantic time together in some of the exotic places around the globe. However, after the birth of their adorable baby daughter, Sophia, the couple has limited their private time and has started spending more time with their daughter.
Rosanna Davison Short Bio
Rosanna was born on 17 April 1984 as a Rosanna Diane Davison in Dublin, Ireland. Regarding her profession, she is an Irish actress, singer, writer, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World 2003. Additionally, she was born as a daughter of Chris de Burgh and Diane de Burgh.
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Concerning her education, she went to Aravon School, in County Wicklow for her primary education. Later, she attended Rathdown School, Glenageary, County Dublin for higher education.
Height and Weight
Rosanna’s body is certainly a dream for many of her fans and followers. With the regular exercises and work-out, she has perfectly maintained her body. Particularly, she stands in the height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.78 m) and weighs around 57 kg.
Some of her body statics:
- Body Type: Slim
- Body Shape: Hourglass
- Measurement: 36-26-35
- Bust Size: 36 inches
- Waist Size: 26 inches
- Hip Size: 35 inches
- Bra Size: 32C
- Shoe Size: 9.5 (US)
- Dress Size: 6 (US)
Rosanna Davison Professional Career
Professionally, Rosanna is an actress, singer, writer, model and beauty queen. In addition, she was also crowned as a Miss World in 2003. Apart from Miss World, she was crowned as a Miss Ireland (2003) and Miss World Europe (2003).
Apart from acting and modeling, she is also a Nutritionist by profession. In particular, she owns a website named rosannadavisonnutrition.com where she shares a blog about Nutrition, Exercise, Beauty, Fitness, and Lifestyle.
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