Emma’s twelve year journey through fertility and infertility has a happy beginning and ending, with many years of struggle in between. In her 20s, after 18 months of trying to conceive and then an operation, she conceived and then gave birth to a beautiful son, now 9. She then experienced six years of IVF and four miscarriages, three in the second trimester, due to unexplained cervical incompetence. Emma and her husband finally turned to surrogacy, and met a wonderful woman in Rockhampton who carried their baby daughter. Emma is an award-winning playwright, as well as an actor, teacher and marriage celebrant.