Fair City star Jenny Dixon has opened up about the fertility struggles she experienced before the birth of her ‘miracle twins’ in February.
Jenny, who is married to former Limerick TD Tom Neville, welcomed twins Bella Sky and Capri Luca back in February, with both babies having to spend some time in the Rotunda’s neonatal care unit before being released.
Jenny has since opened up about her fertility struggles before giving birth, admitting that the struggle to conceive was both ‘physical and emotional.’
‘You kind of get to a point where you surrender to fate,’ Jenny told the Sunday Independent. ‘There wasn’t one particular “low point.” It was a continual series of days and meetings with specialists and family being on board and being excited and then being disappointed.’
Jenny said there were different pressures on her as well, saying there was ‘just tension in all relationships. I had acting going on, I had marriage, I had family and friends. I had all these beautiful relationships and I had this huge journey that people didn’t know about.’
Jenny added that some comments made by people who may not have known her and Tom’s struggles and ‘should have known better’ really stuck with them.
‘I found there are different categories of people,’ Jenny said. ‘You could be at a party and people would innocently say “Ah, sure you’ll have loads of kids yourself one day.”
‘If it’s said by someone in a demographic that you know is just heartfelt and innocent it doesn’t hit the same way. But there have been other times where you just feel that person should know better. They should know not to say “I bet you are pregnant,” even though I wasn’t.
‘When I heard comments like that, I just had to say to myself “OK. Stay calm, Jennifer.”
Jenny welcomed the twins home last week following their neonatal care at the Rotunda, posting on Instagram that the homecoming was ‘worth the wait.’
‘A million thanks to the superstars who looked after our little princesses and everyone who’s been a part of our journey’, she wrote on Instagram. ‘Welcome home baby girls. Welcome to the world Bella & Capri. May everything great come your way.
‘Let’s have adventures, let’s buy the dolls, dance in the rain & go to all kinds of magical lands. Mammy & Daddy.’