Amanda Bates

Amanda lost her second son in 2014 when her uterus ruptured at 36 weeks due to an undiagnosed condition of placenta increta, requiring an emergency hysterectomy.  She and her husband travelled to the USA and were matched with a surrogate, but their IVF cycle didn’t produce any viable embryos to transfer.  In 2015 they started IVF cycles here in Australia. A close friend offered to be their surrogate and after 10 IVF stimulation cycles and six embryo transfers they had a baby girl in September 2017.