Before the Surrogacy Journey: How It All Started
Michelle and Dermot have been together for 11 years. They’ve met at a mutual friend’s wedding. As they say, “Weddings make Weddings,” so the couple got married in 2015 and started trying for a child naturally to expand their family. After 10 months of trying, nothing worked, and Michelle began asking specialists what might cause it.
Michelle: The gynecologist did a scan and saw a cyst, and when I went in 3 weeks later to get the cyst removed, she did what we call a Laparoscopy and dye test, and my tubes were blocked. So pregnancy was never going to happen naturally for us.
Over the following 6 years, the Fahy family went through 9 rounds of IVF, three operations, and lost 4 babies. “Mentally, emotionally, financially, we could not put more into IVF, so there was no guarantee that it was ever going to work, and no matter what we did, it did not work,” says Michelle. Eventually, their failures in IVF led the Fahys to surrogacy.