TW: Pregnancy Loss
Rosanna Davison is the proud mother of three tots. Her first child, Sophia, was born via surrogate after Rosanna suffered several miscarriages.
However, it wasn’t an easy decision for Rosanna and her husband Wes Quirke to come to.
Rosanna has admitted that she found it “difficult” to think of another person being pregnant with her child.
The couple decided to go down the “commercial surrogacy” route to welcome their baby girl.
Speaking to Newstalk’s Life and Leadership podcast, Rosanna explained: “I was really grappling with the idea of another woman being pregnant with my child thousands of miles away.”
“I felt horrified at the beginning of another woman having my pregnancy, so I just felt it would be easier to take the human relationship element out of it and follow the commercial surrogacy side.”
She explained that they decided not to form a connection with their surrogate, Anastasia, opting for the commercial route instead which meant they only got updates about the baby.
“Every couple of weeks we got the scan results in, it was all I was interested in, was the baby’s growth and development. Obviously, I had, and still do have enormous gratitude for Anastasiia and everything she has done for our family,” she said.
“She stepped in when we needed her most and gave us a baby, but I did find it difficult to imagine her carrying my baby over there.”
At the 20-week point, Rosanna asked for a picture of Anastasia.
“She had sent over through the agency a picture of her showing the baby bump, and I just remember feeling such sadness that I wasn’t carrying this child. That my body wasn’t able to create this life,” she confessed in the emotional chat.
Rosanna met Anastasia shortly before Sophia was born, and revealed that they had discussed surrogacy with her again in 2020. However, she became pregnant with twins Hugo and Oscar in March of that year.