A MATERNITY patient of St Richards Hospital, who successfully went through advanced IVF treatment after being told she was infertile, is looking for sponsorship for her ‘miracle’ baby.
Victoria Warrington, 37, is trying to raise £2,000 for baby Harry, who was born with plagiocephaly, a condition where his head is flattened on one side.
The money will go towards a specialised helmet designed to reshape Harry’s head whilst the bone tissue is still soft and growing. Victoria, of Bickton Walk, Havant, was due to go through ICSI treatment, a more advanced form of IVF, in July 2013.
However she was told on the day of her first injection that she weighed too much to continue the treatment.
Victoria said: “After being told my weight was an issue I joined Havant Leisure Centre and found myself a good personal trainer.
“Within six months I had lost three stone and began my ICSI treatment.
“Half way through my treatment I developed OHSS, where my ovaries were too stimulated.
“We were expected to have between eight and ten eggs, I had twenty-one. We then made thirteen embryos and only one survived.”
Despite the obstacles, Victoria gave birth to Harry on March 25 this year and he was kept in the neonatal unit at St Richards Hospital for five days after being born at 38 weeks.
“I received all my treatment from seven weeks pregnant onwards at St Richards.“I would recommend them (the hospital) to anyone, they were amazing to me.
“Our miracle boy has defied all the odds as our ICSI cycle only had a 30 per cent success rate. Yet here he is.
“This is our next challenge - to get Harry this helmet to help re-shape my beautiful boy’s skull.
People can help the family by visiting the fundraising page, or get involved in a Christmas sponsored walk.”
The sponsored walk will take place on Friday, December 4 at 4.30pm, from Staunton Country Park to The Swan in Bedhampton.
There will also be quizzes and a raffle. To donate, search ‘Helmet for Harry’ at www.gofundme.com
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