We celebrate anyone who finds the strength to speak honestly and openly about their fertility struggles, as it isn’t easy to open up about something that can be so personal and upsetting
Doing so normalises the fact that so many people struggle and helps those that don’t necessarily have the strength or the voice to speak out.
This time we’re celebrating former Miss South Africa, Tansey Coetzee.
Now Tansey Sodeinde after marrying her husband Kolapo in 2014, she says that her journey to motherhood has been emotional.
After the couple married, they began trying for a baby straight away. After trying for a year and a half, they realised they may be facing fertility problems, so they sought medical advice.
It was revealed that Tansey had stage 4 endometriosis and rare complication or a nodule on her bladder.
She told the Times Live, “We obviously didn’t know it was going to be so difficult and hard for us to fall pregnant.”
But in even the face of their struggles, they believed that they had hope and decided to have IVF. The first attempt wasn’t successful, and finding the second attempt so gruelling, they decided to “take a break from baby making for a while”.
After some time, they tried again and were blessed “with a princess”, daughter Avery Fleur Allie. Congratulations!