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There are many women in this world who are as fertile as any flower. Falling pregnant comes easy to them. Then, there are the women who yearn for children their whole lives. But, find it nearly impossible to fall pregnant. No matter how hard they try or the lengths they go through in order to conceive. Our story today is of a woman who tried to have a baby for almost 20 years. Until she finally gave birth to a baby girl. She and her husband were meant to be the bliss with their newborn. However, they decided to leave her on the very same day she was born.
Atifa Ljajic, a 60-year-old New Mother
Atifa was married to her husband Serif Nokia. They lived in Novi Pazar, in western Serbia’s Raska District and both shared a dream of having a family. Together they tried to conceive a child for about 20 years. Even resorting to fertility treatments as they got older. They knew that the chances were low. However, they tried anyway. Eventually, when Atifa was 60 years old, and Serif was 68, they managed to get pregnant. Serif could have been excited about the birth of their baby girl, but when the day came, instead of loving her, he abandoned both Atifa and his newborn.
We all know about the sleepless nights that new parents have to face, and Serif was worried that he would be kept up all night with her crying. Reporters tried to ask Serif why he would abandon his wife when she truly need him, but he answered with, “She got what she wanted, now she is happy. Above all, I am a sick man, I am 68, I am a diabetic and I have a weak heart. It is not easy not to sleep all night and to hear a baby’s cry.”
This is far from the loving family man who had tried to have a baby for so long. He backed out of the situation with no remorse, and now leaves his 60-yer old wife to raise their baby all by herself. He claimed that raising a baby at his age would be damaging to his health.
This was Atifa’s fifth attempt at falling pregnant, and this was the IVF treatment that finally worked for her. At her age, her fertility rate had decreased a lot, and this meant that even with the fertility medicine, the likelihood of her falling pregnant was very low. She persevered, and the baby was born on the 20th of June 2017. She was named Alina.
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