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.’
periods, and doctors later discovered she had no reproductive organs
thanks to a condition called androgen insensitivity syndrome.
so confused I felt sick. My biggest fear was never having children,’ she
told the Daily Mirror.
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?’
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.
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.
most amazing moment of my life. When I held the babies in my arms for
the first time, I was overwhelmed’
was ready for IVF – but was dealt another blow when she was told her
local NHS trust would not fund it.
paid £10,500 – more than half their savings – for IVF treatment and
flights to a clinic in Cyprus in April.
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.’
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.’
single most amazing moment of my life. When I held the babies in my arms
for the first time, I was overwhelmed.’
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