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The reality of a decade of IVF: ‘I felt like a little light had gone out in me’


by Lia Hynes
02nd Apr 2023

Lisa spent her thirties undergoing relentless fertility treatments in an attempt to have a baby. Here, she talks honestly about what a decade of IVF was really like. Names have been altered.

“After my thirtieth, we decided we were ready. I always knew I wanted kids,” Lisa recalls. To begin with, she thought nothing of the fact that she had not conceived, even after trying with her husband for two years. Suffering from endometriosis, she was more focused on solving that issue. “I had a couple of laparoscopies, where they clear out the lining of your womb.” It was after the second procedure that she began to...

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