A woman told she was likely infertile embarked on solo IVF at the age of 27 and had a miracle baby boy – after breaking up with her boyfriend and deciding to do it alone.
Becky Bell, from Queensland, 27, had her son Noah, born on November 24 weighing 7lbs, by herself after embarking on an IVF journey costing her £8,000.
The single mother had her egg count checked after splitting from her former partner in July 2020, and was told she only had a small reserve of eggs left.
Combined with an endometriosis diagnosis she received aged 16, it meant the shop assistant’s chances of getting pregnant were extremely low, and she realised she ‘didn’t have time to wait for the perfect man’ to start a family with.
Becky chose to use a donor sperm in an effort to fall pregnant and with the support of her mother Jane, 60, she ‘couldn’t be happier’ with her choice to be a single parent.
Opening up about her story, the single mother said: ‘It was a big thing seeing him for the first time.
‘The nose is definitely the donor’s, but he’s got my frown. He’s the cutest little baby.
‘I’d just come out of a relationship so I knew I wouldn’t be able to meet someone new and go through trying for a baby that quickly.
‘So, I decided to do it myself and do it alone. I’ve always wanted to be a mother. He’s such a content and good baby.’
After splitting with her partner in July 2020 Becky went to have tests done to check her fertility and egg reserve.
But results showed that she had a ‘really low egg count’ and she was advised she needed to try for a baby in the next few years.
Becky was diagnosed with endometriosis when she was 16, a painful condition where tissue that resembles the uterine wall grows outside of the uterus.
The condition makes it harder for women who suffer from it to conceive, and combined her low egg count, it meant Becky had little time to try for a baby.
In August 2020, just a month after her test, she decided to go ahead with IVF with a sperm donor to give her the best chance of being a mother.
‘I was really shocked at the news, but I knew I needed to then try for a baby now,’ she said.
‘I didn’t have time to wait for my perfect man.’
Becky selected a donor from their profiles and had her families help to narrow them down.
‘I chose someone who looked like me,’ she said.
‘But the decider was the donor’s reason to do it because he had a friend who also had endometriosis like me.’
In March 2021 Becky had her egg transfer.
‘It was such a nervous wait,’ she said.