Former Miss World gives birth to twin boys, following heartbreak of 14 miscarriages

Picture: Instagram
Picture: Instagram 

Rosanna Davison has just welcomed identical twin boys, following an agonising journey to motherhood.

The former Miss Universe and Irish actress announced the news on Instagram yesterday, with a snap from the delivery room, saying her and husband Wesley Quirke were overjoyed at the new arrivals.

"Our beautiful and healthy identical twin baby boys, Hugo and Oscar, arrived safely into the world this morning and our hearts are bursting with love," she wrote.

Photo: Rosanna Dawson.
Photo: Rosanna Dawson.  Photo: Instagram

Just like that, we've become a family of five and all our dreams have come true." 

The 36-year-old and Quirke also have a one-year-old daughter Sophia, born via a gestational surrogate. 

Davison announced the news in July, saying she and Quirke were 'beyond overjoyed' to complete their family. The model also spoke candidly of her fertility struggles, which has included 14 miscarriages in recent years.

"I was told that I would probably never be able to carry my own baby due to a suspected immune system dysfunction, which numerous different medical treatments failed to rectify. So for this to just happen naturally, and to have twins too by complete chance, is an absolute dream come true for us," she shared. 

Adding that her doctor couldn't give her a reason why she had been able to sustain this pregnancy and that it would likely remain 'one of life's mysteries' and urged others struggling with fertility to remain hopeful. 

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"Fertility miracles may take some time, but they really can happen in the most unexpected and magical ways. As always, sending so much love to those of you still on your baby journey. Never give up hope."  

In a follow-up post, Davison thanked supporters for their well wishes, saying it had been an emotional announcement as previous challenges had 'taught us not to get excited'. 

Continuing on to say that losses at any stage of pregnancy were traumatic, Davison had worked to make peace with the idea she may never be able to carry her own child and had been undergoing a process of 'reversing' this acceptance since finding out the news.