Hayley Haynes was born without a womb, ovaries or fallopian tubes, Daily Mirror reports.
‘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?’
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.
However, 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.
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
‘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 news 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
Few years ago, Nollywood actor,
Prince James Uche fell ill after something struck him on his face.
because she could no longer cope with the burden of taking care of him and
their three children.
who is still battling with an undefined heart disease, memory and sight loss,
has been served an eviction notice by his landlord, ordering him to vacate his
residence at 45, Yetunde Brown Street, Gbagada, Lagos.
who paid him a visit, the 'Lost Kingdom' actor recounted the beginning
of his ailment.
So D’banj’s anniversary celebration was a disaster, peeps failed to show up…read eye witness account
Well, i didn't write it but one Chinwe Opara who was there had this to say about it, enjoy piece below:
Don’t you just feel bad when you already had your day planned and
circumstances take a better part of it. These things just never go as
Things such as a D’banj event. It should have been noted in my
subconscious when we were told the event was slated to start at 7pm.
Maybe I was giving them the benefit of a doubt? What was wrong with
that? After all, it’s his 10th year in the industry, everyone should be
eager to celebrate him enough to be early? No?
That's was what I thought when I arrived the scene and it was scanty.
Written by renowned author and novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi
Sometimes it begins with a pimple. A
large shiny spot appears on my forehead. Or it begins with a feeling of
heaviness, and I long to wear only loose-fitting clothes. Then my mood plunges,
my lower back aches, my insides turn liquid. Stomach cramps come in spasms so
painful I sometimes cry out. I lose interest in the things I care about.
family become unbearable, my friends become strangers with dark intentions, and
cashiers and waiters seem unforgivably rude.
shrouds me: every human being with whom I interact is wrong, either...