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speaking out Rosanna Davison branded 'an inspiration' on social media for opening up about her fertility struggles

The model mum shared a photo on Instagram of her bruised stomach and a needle used to inject blood clot preventatives

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Rosanna Davison with Hugo, one of her twin sons

Rosanna Davison with Hugo, one of her twin sons

Rosanna Davison with Hugo, one of her twin sons

Rosanna Davison has been dubbed “an inspiration” for opening up about her fertility struggles.

The former Miss World had some difficulties starting a family with husband Wes Quirke and suffered 14 miscarriages before looking into surrogacy.

The couple welcomed their first child, Sophia Rose, via gestational surrogate in November 2019.

Rosanna also experienced a fertility miracle during lockdown as she fell pregnant with twin boys, Oscar and Hugo, who were born in November 2020.

The model mum reflected on her fertility journey in an Instagram post on Saturday, sharing a photo of her bruised stomach and a needle used to inject blood clot preventatives.

In the touching post, Rosanna wrote: “Worth every shot. I just came across this photo taken this weekend a year ago when I was about 7 weeks pregnant.

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Rosanna Davison and Wesley Quirke and their identical twins Hugo and Oscar, who were conceived naturally

Rosanna Davison and Wesley Quirke and their identical twins Hugo and Oscar, who were conceived naturally

Rosanna Davison and Wesley Quirke and their identical twins Hugo and Oscar, who were conceived naturally

“I injected my tummy every day for 9 months last year with heparin, an anticoagulant to help prevent blood clots (an inherited blood clotting disorder called Factor V Leiden runs in one side of my family).

“As a woman facing a battle with your fertility, your body goes through so much and at times it can feel overwhelming.

“I lost count a long time ago of how many blood tests and injections I’ve done in the past 5 years between numerous fertility tests, pregnancies and the ovarian stimulation process for surrogacy.”

The 36-year-old also offered some words of support for anyone who may also be struggling.

She added: “If you’re going through something similar at the moment or struggling with all of the injections, pain, bruises and emotions that come with infertility, IVF and surrogacy, remember that the bruises heal, you can only do your very best and a successful end to your journey really is worth every single injection.”

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The comment section under Rosanna’s post quickly filled with thoughtful messages, calling the model “incredible” for sharing her story.

Irish makeup artist Michelle Regazzoli Stone wrote: “Rosanna you are just incredible for your honesty! You’ve no idea how much hope you give with these posts!!”

Another user penned: “Thank you for being so open and honest, you are helping more than you know.”

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