Woman who was told she had ‘very low chance of getting pregnant’ becomes mother of three within a year
A woman who was told she had a ‘very slim chance of getting pregnant naturally’ has revealed how she became a mother of three within a year after welcoming identical twins two days after her daughter’s first birthday. .
Emma Geairns, 34, from Poole, gave birth to her twins, Noah and Arthur, just two days after her daughter Harlow’s first birthday in February 2021.
The twins, now nine months old, and Harlow, who is 21 months, arrived after Emma was told she was unlikely to become pregnant due to the way her cervix and uterus are aligned.
Emma, who works in real estate development, and her husband Jamie, 32, tried for a year before fathering Harlow — and were shocked when they got pregnant again when their little girl was just a few months old.
Emma Geairns, 34, gave birth to twin boys, Noah and Arthur, just two days after her daughter Harlow’s first birthday in February 2021. She is pictured with husband Jamie, 32, and her three children
The twins, now nine months old, and Harlow, who is 21 months, arrived after Emma was told she had a very slim chance of conceiving naturally due to the way her cervix and uterus are aligned. The family is in the picture together
“We actually decided after a year to take a break from trying and spend the summer drinking and having fun,” explains Emma
“It was right after that that I found out I was pregnant for the first time.
“Then, after Harlow, we assumed it would take forever again, especially after what the doctors told me.
“But it was literally the first time we had sex after I gave birth, I was pregnant again.”
Emma was 25 when doctors told her she had a very slim chance of conceiving naturally.
She said: ‘It was something that came up after a Pap smear, they said the way my cervix and uterus are aligned made it very unlikely.
Emma, who works in property development, and her husband Jamie, 32, who lives in Poole, Dorset, became pregnant with Harlow after a year of trying.
“At the time, I took it upon myself and decided to focus on my career, but when I met my husband, we decided we wanted to try it.
“My friends always tell me you’re the friend we tell other friends about.
“I’m the one who was told I probably couldn’t have kids, and then I had three in a year.”
However, the pregnancy of the twins did not all go smoothly.
Gemini, now nine months old, and Harlow, who is 21 months, arrived after Emma was told she had a very slim chance of conceiving naturally
A busy mother of three! Emma is pictured with her three little ones – all under two – and her husband
She said, “At first I assumed it was just one baby.
“I started bleeding early in the pregnancy, and I and the doctors assumed I had miscarried.
“I went to the doctor to see if everything had gone well and I was okay.
“But they told me I didn’t just have one healthy fetus, I actually had two!”
‘Miracle’ twins Noah and Arthur are pictured in adorable green striped rompers – with just a year between them and their big sister
Delighted! Baby Noah is pictured. The twins have now been with their parents for nine months who are very busy looking after them
Emma says Jamie didn’t believe her when she first told him.
‘Because of the corona virus, he was not allowed to see my doctors.
“I was so shocked and overwhelmed that they told me I was having twins when I thought I had lost a baby.
“I came to the car crying and he tried to comfort me and say we could try again and stuff.
Double problem! The twins arrived just a year and two days after their mother welcomed their big sister
“When I told him they were twins, he thought I was kidding.”
Emma and Jamie currently have no plans to have children.
She said, “It’s really manic to have three kids under two.
“It’s great, but it’s hard work.
“We are very blessed to have three healthy children, and I feel so happy and grateful.”