A couple who had been trying to have a child through In Vitro Fertilization finally became parents, but the event was unexpected. After three failed IVF cycles the couple had basically given up on ever having a child of their own. What makes the successful pregnancy even more amazing is that the mother had been diagnosed menopausal the seven years prior to the birth!
Cancer scare ends with tears of joy
The couple was told after three failed IVF cycles to “just give up” on their hopes and dreams of having a child of their own, so they began fostering children. The mother started taking HRT for her menopause symptoms and had pretty much given up on ever bearing a child of her own.
It was about then that she had an appointment to see an oncologist for an ovarian scan fearing potential cancer due to symptoms she had been experiencing. The scan revealed that her ovaries were fine, and that the pains she had been having were in fact symptoms of her being fourteen weeks pregnant!
A little miracle for parents who had given up on conceiving
With the prospective mother being 47 years old, and the prospective father being 52 years old, the couple had figured their odds of ever having a child of their own were basically zero. Despite the failed IVF cycles and her being menopausal they were finally blessed with the successful delivery of a nearly 8 pound baby girl.
What is Spontaneous ovulation?
How could this be? Fertility expert Dr. Larisa Corda explained to This Morning viewers that the pregnancy was the result of a very rare “spontaneous ovulation”. This is an event where a menopausal woman will have an ovulation cycle randomly.
This could have been prompted by the fertility medications she had been taking previously while trying to become pregnant through IVF fertility treatments. Perhaps this combined with the absence of the all-encompassing stress that often affects couples who desperately want a child allowed her body to finally conceive.
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photo:This Morning TV show UK