George McMahon thought all her dreams had come true when she fell pregnant soon after marrying her partner, Ryan.
“My husband Ryan and I wanted to have as many [babies] as we could. We used to talk about having six, seven or eight,” she told Mamamia.
But the Melbourne-based mum had two miscarriages before her first baby, Lily, was born and she had many more heartbreaks to come.
"I had rude awakening to the world of miscarriages and the pain and hardship of trying to have a baby," she said.
"I was born with a congenital uterus condition and I’ve got three kids out of a result of 12 pregnancies. I’ve had multiple miscarriages between seven and 13 weeks," she said.
The 36-year-old - who is mother to seven-year-old Lily, five-year-old Isabelle and three-year-old Maggie, also had life-threatening conditions with all of her successful pregnancies.
"With my first, I had pre-eclampsia - I delivered her at 36 weeks," said George.
"Then with Maggie I went into labour at 29 weeks but then eventually had her at 32 weeks because of a placenta abruption."
Maggie was in care in hospital for 33 days.