A friendly gesture: how a woman who was born without a uterus became a mother

Kitty Cunningham was 16 years old when she learned about her diagnosis from doctors. The girl was worried about why she still had not started her monthly period, and decided to undergo an examination. It turned out that she has the Mayer — Rokitansky — Kuster — Hauser syndrome (MRC), in which the uterus is underdeveloped or absent at all. When Kitty grew up, she began to be tormented by the thought that she would never be able to give birth to a child. Nevertheless, fate gave her a chance to become a mother. Find out how this happened from our material.A friendly gesture: how a woman who was born without a uterus became a motherNow Kitty is 32 years old. She remembers well the moment when she heard about her diagnosis 16 years ago. At that time, the girl still did not think about future children, but when she created a family, it became a painful topic for her. Husband James took everything as it is, but the British woman dreamed of a child. She understood that the only way out for them would be surrogate motherhood, but she was not sure that it was necessary.

A friendly gesture: how a woman who was born without a uterus became a motherIn 2018, the couple began collecting information about surrogacy. They attended events where future parents can communicate with women who are ready to carry their baby. At one of these meetings, the couple met 34-year-old Gemma Black.

A friendly gesture: how a woman who was born without a uterus became a motherGemma was 14 weeks pregnant, carrying her first surrogate child. Kitty and James became friends with her and began to communicate a lot. Soon the couple decided that Gemma would become a surrogate mother for their baby as well.

A friendly gesture: how a woman who was born without a uterus became a motherThe couple was over the moon with happiness, waiting for the birth of a child. They supported Gemma throughout her pregnancy and saw each other almost every day, except for quarantine.

A friendly gesture: how a woman who was born without a uterus became a motherKitty and James met the surrogate mother's family and her children. They often went on picnics together and walked in the park. When the quarantine broke out, the couple regularly communicated with Gemma by phone.

A friendly gesture: how a woman who was born without a uterus became a motherDuring the birth, Kitty was next to Gemma in the pool. She immediately took her son in her arms. Fortunately, everything went well. The couple realized that they had made the right decision, trusting the experience of a friend-a surrogate mother.

A friendly gesture: how a woman who was born without a uterus became a motherBaby Jasper was born on October 4, he weighed 4 kg. The boy's parents were constantly around during the birth.

A friendly gesture: how a woman who was born without a uterus became a motherKitty finds it hard to believe that she has become a mother. The son is very similar to her. The British woman says that 16 years of experiences were dissolved in six hours of contractions. All the bad things are behind her, and she is grateful to Gemma for giving their family boundless happiness.

A friendly gesture: how a woman who was born without a uterus became a motherThe couple continue to communicate with Gemma. The surrogate mother became a real friend of the family.

Meanwhile, the grandmother became a surrogate mother for her own granddaughter. Her daughter also had a congenital anomaly, like Kitty — - a lack of a uterus.

Keywords: Pregnancy | Illness | United Kingdom | Diagnosis | Friendship | Acquaintance | Baby | Motherhood | Dream | Newborns | Girlfriend | Childbirth | Birth | Family | Spouses | Surrogacy

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