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£695raised of £8,000 target by 39 supporters

    Weʼve raised £695 to pay for fertility treatment and egg donation. Now in our 12th year of trying to make our baby dreams come true....please help us, Saskia. xx

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    Our story began in 2005, we had been married a few years and were looking forward to starting our family. We were over the moon when we discovered I was pregnant in May. However, our excitement was short lived when I gave birth at just 23 weeks. Our baby boy was born sleeping ~ never to open his eyes and see the world. We were heartbroken! This escalated when, in 2006 & 2007, I had 2 more stillbirths...another little boy and a little girl ~ my angel babies. I was then diagnosed with an incompetent cervix. As upsetting as this was, when we were told that I could have a stitch put in to keep my cervix closed, we thought this would be the end to our baby issues. Unfortunately, we were wrong!

    In 2007, I had an ectopic pregnancy...and then 2 more over the next 2 years! I lost both of my fallopian tubes, had major surgery and said goodbye to any chance of falling pregnant naturally. The next step was IVF!

    In 2015, we did our first cycle of IVF but it didn’t look promising when only 1 egg could be retrieved...and just as we thought, our one chance failed to fertilise. We were absolutely gutted! Our only option now was to try again using an egg donor...so we did in 2016. This time, 9 eggs were retrieved and 5 fertilised…could this be it?! I had our precious embryo transferred and waited for 2 weeks to do a pregnancy test. I knew though, before the test, I knew it would be negative and sadly, I was right!

    So, that brings you up to date. It will be 12 years this year since my first positive pregnancy test and we still don’t have our baby! We would like to try again using an egg donor but there is no more NHS funding. So, we need your help - please, anything you could spare - big or small will be gratefully received. Fertility treatments are not cheap and we just can’t do this alone! I so desperately want to be a Mum, to cradle my baby, to watch it grow, to love it...oh how I would love it with all my heart. We just want to be a family, we won’t give up! Thank you!x

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    • Amelia Abby

      Amelia Abby

      4 months ago

      Amelia Abby

      Here is me talking to Natalie at 'Fertility Podcast' and egg donation, infertility and Saskias's story! Why not have a listen... :D xxx http://www.thefertilitypodcast.com/egg/

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    • Amelia Abby

      Amelia Abby

      4 months ago

      Amelia Abby

      Here is a little YouTube video I put together to try and help Saskia! :) Please take and look and share around! We have now raised over £600 but need to keep it going! THANK YOU for your ongoing support! xxx

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    • Amelia Abby

      Amelia Abby

      5 months ago

      Amelia Abby

      Amazingly, we have reached 5% after only a few days!!! THANK YOU to everyone who has donated and shared on Facebook and Twitter! If we keep going like this, Saskia and her husband will be on track to raise what they need! <3 Thank you so much! Keep sharing and spreading the word! Much love xxx

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    5 months ago

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    • Kerbalai Clan of Dunfermline

      Kerbalai Clan of Dunfermline

      Mar 3, 2017

      InshAllah may your prays come true & may you be blessed with a child - a new life to cherish, a new life to hold & a new life to make yours complete. Ameen

    • Caroline Phillips

      Caroline Phillips

      Feb 21, 2017

      fingers crossed guys xx

      £20.00

    • Anna Lewis

      Anna Lewis

      Feb 17, 2017

      Hi Amelia,We are also in the throws of raising money for IVF after a long & tragic story, not dissimilar to yours. I wish you all the luck in the world in reaching your dream of becoming a Mummy x

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 10, 2017

      £5.00

    • Stephanie Akanga

      Stephanie Akanga

      Feb 9, 2017

      Wishing you all the best-you will have a baby to cradle one day, I'm sure! Xx

      £20.00

    • Kayleigh Dunn

      Kayleigh Dunn

      Feb 9, 2017

      <3 <3 <3

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 9, 2017

      £10.00

    About the fundraiser
    Amelia Abby

    Amelia Abby

    My name is Amelia and I have been an egg donor twice with Altrui, an egg donation agency. I donated eggs to 3 couples to give them chances of babies. Now, I am working with Saskia and her husband to try and get them help to pay for their next egg donation cycle. www.altrui.co.uk

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