A mum who suffered three miscarriages has just given birth to triplets.
Hannah Swift had struggled to expand their family.
The 30-year-old, from Parkgate, Cheshire, started having miscarriages after giving birth to her first daughter Isabella in May 2018.
She underwent three rounds of insemination fertility treatment in a year but tragically lost the babies each time.
Hannah’s wife Siobhan, 40, is unable to carry a baby as she had a full hysterectomy after a perforation to her bowel.
So the family turned to private experts in August 2019 to help them complete their family.
Last year, CARE Fertility Manchester diagnosed Hannah with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) – an immune system disorder.
Experts found blood clots caused by the disorder cut off oxygen to her unborn babies in the past.
Hannah said: "I didn't feel well for a long time after giving birth to Izzy but health professionals just passed it off as me having low iron or low this that and the other.
"We'd already had a horrendous time with Siobhan having a hysterectomy and needing a colostomy bag and then to continue to have miscarriages was just awful.
"I couldn't understand why I was having these miscarriages - I was getting pregnant but kept losing them and they were all at different stages as well."
Doctors prescribed blood thinners to Hannah to reduce the chances of miscarriage happening again.
Hannah said: "Hearing the diagnosis was scary but then almost a relief because I had an answer finally and could start taking medication which could help me have a baby…
"Basically (APS) causes blood clots and stops oxygen getting to the babies so the foetuses will just die but I didn't know I had it as it had developed after I had Izzy.
"Finding out that it was blood clotting problems and nothing to do with the womb, I started taking blood thinners to help manage the APS and then we went ahead and did IVF."
Hannah went through more IVF, implanting the couple’s final two embryos in a bid to complete their family.
If this didn’t work, they'd be out of options after spending an eye-watering £20,000 on fertility treatments.
Thankfully, the IVF was a success and Hannah found out she was pregnant with triplets.
She said: "I had three miscarriages before the diagnosis and then I fell pregnant with triplets - it was just absolutely amazing, and a complete shock too but we are so happy now.
"At first, the sonographer thought it was just shadows from the amniotic sac - she couldn't believe there were actually three babies.
"Siobhan came running down the corridor, screaming 'It's triplets!'
"It was just incredible. We were so shocked but so happy that after losing three, we were now having three.”
Hannah and Sibohan welcomed Alice, Amelia and Everlyn into the world on August 13.
Alice was just 2lbs, followed by Amelia at 2lb 7oz and Everlyn at 2lb 13oz, and they spent five weeks in hospital due to their size.
The triplets have since joined the “girl gang”, which includes the parents and their two-year-old daughter Isabella.
Hannah said: "Our family had to wait five weeks to meet the girls which is unusual in itself because the pandemic meant they couldn't visit in the hospital.
"They're all absolutely stunned at our three new arrivals - they can't quite believe it."
Hannah added: "Being a same sex couple, we have had to fund this whole experience on our own, which has been difficult.
"We were going to get a mortgage and instead we blew all the money on fertility treatment - obviously we got our money worth with our babies!
"It's amazing having the girls home and Izzy loves her little sisters.
"We've finally got our family together and we couldn't be happier!"