My name is Elrinda Pretorius.

On 07 July 2016 my beautiful daughter was born sleeping at 23 weeks and 3 days. Our lives abruptly changed that day.

We have been married since March 2012 and knew we wanted a family. We have been actively trying to have a baby since August 2013. We were diagnosed with infertility three months later.

I was diagnosed with severe PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), endometriosis and a bicornuate uterus.

My husband and I went through all the ‘fun’ of fertility treatment and we became pregnant with our miracle. On that morning in July I went into labour as my uterus ruptured and our daughter was born sleeping.

Since that day on a cold Thursday in July my husband and I have been on a winding and uphill road trying to see colour in our wold again.