Rosanna Davison has opened up about the personal anguish she felt over not being able to have a child.
The former Miss World felt that she must be doing something wrong, before she was diagnosed with an immune system disorder which explained why she had suffered miscarriages in the past.
“I blamed myself for a good part at the beginning of the process anyway until I was diagnosed with an immune system issue which wasn’t treatable in the end because they couldn’t specifically find it,” she told RSVP.
“It was a huge relief when my doctor rang me in the middle of 2017 because I thought it might be treatable.”
“I knew there was something wrong medically once he called and I knew that it wasn’t because I had a cup of coffee or went to the gym.”
Rosanna and husband Wesley Quirke decided to go down the route of surrogacy after her diagnosis.
The couple are due to welcome their first child – a baby girl – this month.
“Following medical advice, gestational surrogacy abroad became our only viable option for a biological child & we’re so thankful for the wonders of modern medicine & reproductive science,” Rosanna previously shared.
“We’re incredibly grateful to the team of doctors, embryologists, nurses, pregnancy coordinators, my GP & everyone involved in giving us the greatest gift of all by making our family dream come true, and of course our amazing surrogate for keeping our little daughter healthy and safe.”