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Our dream baby cost us £40k

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, February 07, 2012 | 0 comments

Our dream baby cost us £40kKaren McLaren and her husband Gary went through seven gruelling cycles of IVF treatment before daughter Alice was finally born seven weeks before Christmas.

But the couple say their eight-year battle to have a baby has been worth every penny after the safe arrival of their daughter Alice.

The couple first started trying for a family at the beginning of 2003, but after a couple of years Mrs McLaren still hadn’t fallen pregnant.

Mrs McLaren, 43, a medical secretary, said: ‘I had thought I would fall pregnant straight away as I was young and healthy.

‘But after nearly three years nothing had happened. So we went to see our GP who referred us for tests.’

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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