Born With No Womb – But Now I’ve Given Birth To Twins, Says Mother Who Feared That ‘No Man Will Want Her’

January 31, 2015 2:07 pm

A
woman who was genetically born a man and was told she would never
become a mother has given birth to twin girls. Hayley Haynes was born
without a womb, ovaries or fallopian tubes. At the age of 19, she was
told by doctors she had XY chromosomes, so was genetically a man – and
would never conceive. Mrs Haynes, now 28, said she was devastated that
she would never have children of her own – and told her childhood friend
Sam, who later became her husband: ‘No man will want me.’
Hayley Haynes gave birth after growing womb with hormone therapy miracle (pictured with her husband Sam)

Hayley Haynes gave birth after growing womb with hormone therapy miracle (pictured with her husband Sam)
Throughout puberty she did not have
periods, and doctors later discovered she had no reproductive organs
thanks to a condition called androgen insensitivity syndrome.
‘When they told me I had no womb, I was
so confused I felt sick. My biggest fear was never having children,’ she
told the Daily Mirror.
‘Suddenly a huge piece of my life was
missing. I felt like half a woman and was embarrassed. How I was going
to tell a guy I was genetically male when I started dating?’
A ray of hope came in 2007 when a new
specialist at Royal Derby Hospital found a tiny womb missed on previous
scans. ‘It was only a few millimetres, but it was a start,’ said Mrs
Haynes, from Bedford.
‘He was optimistic it would grow. I still couldn’t conceive naturally but I could have the option of IVF.’
The first step was a course of hormone
tablets to give her the right levels of progesterone and oestrogen,
which would stop her suffering osteoporosis and create an environment in
which her womb could grow.
She said: 'Becoming a mother was the single most amazing moment of my life. When I held the babies in my arms for the first time, I was overwhelmed'

She said: ‘Becoming a mother was the single
most amazing moment of my life. When I held the babies in my arms for
the first time, I was overwhelmed’
In 2011, Mrs Haynes was told her womb
was ready for IVF – but was dealt another blow when she was told her
local NHS trust would not fund it.
Determined not to give up, the couple
paid £10,500 – more than half their savings – for IVF treatment and
flights to a clinic in Cyprus in April.
‘I was so nervous. We only had one shot
and couldn’t afford to go through it all again,’ Mrs Haynes said. ‘I
desperately wanted to be a mother and knew if there were no viable eggs
or the implantation wasn’t successful, I’d be distraught.’
Doctors told her she had only a 60 per cent chance of pregnancy – so when two tests came back positive, she was ecstatic.
And when Mrs Haynes went for her
six-week scan, it was a shock to discover both eggs had taken and she
was expecting non-identical twins. ‘I couldn’t believe it’, she said. ‘I
freaked out, but I was over the moon at the same time. I had the chance
to have a complete family.’
Mr Haynes, also 28, added: ‘I felt numb with excitement. It was two for the price of one.’
Nine years after hearing the crushing that she would never be a mother, Mrs Haynes gave birth to Avery and Darcey.
She said: ‘Becoming a mother was the
single most amazing moment of my life. When I held the babies in my arms
for the first time, I was overwhelmed.’

Doctors explain androgen insensitivity syndrome

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