How far did or would you go to have children? Teresa and Tony Greenhalgh, went down a 10-year journey and were determined to having a child of their own. The British couple shared the whole process and costs in an article in the Daily Mail. “We wanted a child that was genetically ours, and after being told I’d never be a mom I felt determined to prove the doctor wrong.”
Teresa says that she first tried to get pregnant when she was 26 with her first husband, but nothing happened. Five years later, and re-married, she still wasn’t getting pregnant professional help and found out she had polycystic ovaries. they spent a full 10 years and seven rounds of IVF before getting to welcome their daughter, Adelaide it was a total of $106,302.
How can you afford $106k? They explained that they gave up taking vacations and worked hard to get higher salaries. “I was sure I would fall pregnant eventually, I just felt in my gut I could have a baby of my own.” Teresa said
Teresa had taken a break and one day heard about a brand new treatment at the Zita West fertility clinic in Marylebone, England. This was her last ounce of hope. What they told her was that her immune system was not accepting the embryos as they were seen as foreign objects, which is why she had so many miscarriages and why the transplants did not take over the years. She had gone through a intralipid infusion therapy (this includes being drip-fed egg protein and soya oil) an endometrial scratch, and she had to remove all alcohol and processed foods from her diet. They had her go to a acupuncturist and made her stop using tampons. The clinic finally felt she was ready and they entered in embryos. She learned she was pregnant in June of 2013.
Today, 1.5-year-old Adelaide is the joy of her parents’ life. “We made sacrifices to get there, but it was worth it,” Teresa said. “We feel so blessed to finally have a child together.”