by Sam Everingham
Posted on 2021-11-08 at 04:39:59
Rebekah’s IVF journey started in 2006 at the age of 23 when she was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease . After trying naturally for two years to have a child, from 2012 she completed three failed IVF cycles with her own eggs. She and her partner then travelled to Cambodia twice to undertake 2 IVF cycles (1 fresh and 1 Frozen). Both failed. On her last egg pick up there was a complication leading to internal bleeding .
Refusing to give up, she undertook a known Donor cycle where a South African donor flew to Brisbane in 2016. On the first transfer this resulted in a positive pregnancy to a daughter Sienna who just turned 5 years old
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