Karen 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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