48-Year-old woman gives birth after 15 years trying to conceive

48-Year-old woman gives birth after 15 years trying to conceive

- Fiona and Darren McCluskey first tried to get pregnant in 2004 during their honeymoon in Jamaica

- After months of trying, they noticed their efforts did not bear any fruit and decided to visit a specialist

- For 15 years, the couple spent millions on IVF treatments and ended up suffering an ectopic pregnancy complication

- They finally received their miracle when they visited a specialist in Spain who administered a successful IVF round

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A woman who struggled to fall pregnant for 15 years has finally given birth to her first child.

Briefly.co.za learnt that the lady and her husband spent a whopping R1 million in their quest to have a baby.

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48-year-old woman gives birth to first child after struggling to conceive for 15 years

Fiona tried to get pregnant for 15 years but each time she would get disappointed. Photo: Caters News Agency
Source: UGC

Fiona McCluskey, who is 48 years old, underwent five rounds of IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) and suffered an ectopic pregnancy at one point in her 15-year wait.

Fiona and Darren started trying to fall pregnant back in 2004 while they were in Jamaica enjoying their honeymoon, Caters News Agency reported.

48-year-old woman gives birth to first child after struggling to conceive for 15 years

She held her miracle baby for the first time in March 2019 and it was the happiest day of her life. Photo: Caters News Agency
Source: UGC

It then dawned on them that they had fertility issues when their several attempts - which spanned - months bore no fruit.

They visited fertility experts and were advised to start trying IVF, but that was not an easy journey.

Despite spending millions on the treatments, all they ended up with was disappointment.

48-year-old woman gives birth to first child after struggling to conceive for 15 years

Fiona and Darren did not give up hope, they knew one day their dreams would come true. Photo: Caters News Agency
Source: UGC

"We never thought this would happen to us; sometimes I wish I had started trying for a baby sooner, but I am grateful that I finally have my little miracle," the happy mum said.

Their hopes started fading when Fiona started experiencing symptoms of menopause once she clocked 45.

The 48-year-old lady still craved the gift of motherhood and consulted a doctor from Spain who started her on a protocol to restart her periods.

She was put on another round of IVF that led to the conception and birth of her golden child, who they named Ella-Jane.

"After two years of trying naturally, we went to the doctors who discovered I had a low ovarian reserve and needed IVF - we got the first round free and then paid for another on the NHS but they were both unsuccessful," Fiona added.

Now the couple is ecstatic following the birth of their baby princess Ella-Jane.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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