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Mum sells home and business to fund £25,000 IVF

A mother who was desperate to give her son a sibling sold her home and business to pay for £25,000 IVF.Gemma Chalmers, 36, spent a decade trying for her dream family before she finally got pregnant with her son, Kayle, now four. She and partner John Jones, 37, had both grown up alongside siblings and were desperate for their son to have the same experience.

Last year, after more difficulties getting pregnant naturally, the couple decided it was time to try IVF.But the partners, from Aberdeen, had to make sacrifices to pay for the procedure, which normally costs £2,000 to £3,000 per cycle.

The perfect family: Gemma Chalmers, 36, with daughter baby daughter Lilly, son Kayle, four, and partner John Jones, 37

Ms Chalmers and partner John, both from Aberdeen, had both grown up alongside siblings and were desperate to give Kayle one too

The couple had to sell their flat and Ms Chalmers mobile beauty business to raise the £25,000 needed for the procedureThe couple decided to go through with IVF last year when Ms Chalmers suffered her second ectopic pregnancy – when the embryo attaches outside the uterus and cannot grow.

But the couple had to sell their flat and mobile beauty business to raise the £25,000 needed for the procedure.It all paid off when they welcomed daughter Lilly into the world earlier this year. Ms Chalmers, now a full-time mother, said: We desperately wanted a sibling for Kayle.He got on so well with his cousins who were a similar age, so we knew he would be great with a little brother or sister too.

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But it all paid off when they welcomed daughter Lilly into the world earlier this year

She said: John and I wanted Kayle to have someone to play with and fight with - like kids do - as its a great part of childhood

Kayle caresses his mothers bump before little Lilly was born earlier this yearJohn and I wanted Kayle to have someone to play with and fight with - like kids do - as its a great part of childhood.

Kayle loves having a little sister and has been protective of her from day one. He was that excited about her arrival, he used to lift my top up in the street to kiss my belly. WHAT IS AN ECTOPIC PREGNANCY? An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.

.The fallopian tubes are the tubes connecting the ovaries.....


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