| 3.3°C Dublin

Emotional post 'In reality I was heartbroken inside' - Rosanna Davison on pain caused by baby question

Mum-of-three Rosanna has now taken to Instagram to encourage others to be more mindful when they probe couples about family planning.

Close

Rosanna Davison with son Hugo

Rosanna Davison with son Hugo

Rosanna Davison with son Hugo

Rosanna Davison has urged her followers to not ask others about baby plans in a heartbreaking Instagram post.  

The former Miss World has had a difficult road to motherhood.

She previously revealed that she suffered fourteen miscarriages and had several fertility issues before the birth of her first child Sophia in 2019 via gestational surrogate.

Rosanna and husband Wes Quirke welcomed twin boys, Hugo and Oscar, in November.

The couple deemed the pregnancy a “fertility miracle” after several failed attempts to conceive naturally.

“Next time you’re going to ask someone when they’re going to have kids –DON’T,” her Instagram post read.

She added an emotional caption to the post, recalling the difficult journey she has had with fertility.

“Just don’t. There were so many times after we got married that I was asked by well-meaning friends and family when we planned to have a baby, as if it’s as easy as ordering off a menu.”

“I would just smile and say that I was too busy with work to even think about it, when in reality I was absolutely heartbroken inside that I couldn’t hang onto a pregnancy and no amount of medication could fix my ‘broken’ body.”

“A simple question can break a person because you never really know what difficulties they face behind closed doors,” she explained.

Close

Rosanna Davison and Wes Quirke after the birth of their identical twins, Hugo and Oscar, back in November.

Rosanna Davison and Wes Quirke after the birth of their identical twins, Hugo and Oscar, back in November.

Rosanna Davison and Wes Quirke after the birth of their identical twins, Hugo and Oscar, back in November.



Rosanna has been consistently candid about her pregnancy journey online and has received a lot of support from followers. This post was no different, with many users opening up about their own fertility struggles in the comments.

One user shared: “I’m starting meds for my third embryo transfer tomorrow. We have an 11-year-old little girl and honestly the amount of times I get asked when we’ll give her a sibling is just cruel!”

Another applauded Rosanna’s bravery and spoke of her own experience: “This is so true. 5 years of trying and the well-meaning questions cut to the bone...This needs to be spoken about more, thank you.”

Rosanna signed a deal with Gill Publishing in January and is currently writing an uplifting book about her journey to motherhood and fertility issues, which is sure to be a moving and inspirational read.


Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices

Online Editors


Top Videos





Privacy