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Blood test ends Carol’s 12 year battle to conceive

Proud parents Carol and Nick Ions have welcomed their baby daughter Neve after 12 years of trying to start a family.

Proud parents Carol and Nick Ions have welcomed their baby daughter Neve after 12 years of trying to start a family.

A simple blood test was the key to Carol Ions getting pregnant after 12 years.

After four unsuccessful courses of IVF, she discovered she had a gene mutation which affected the clotting of her blood and, potentially, her ability to conceive.

Carol, aged 41, of Halfway, was given daily injections of a blood-thinning drug during IVF treatment and now she and husband Nick are “absolutely ecstatic” after daughter Neve, was born in the Jessop Wing.

“I just feel like Neve is a miracle,” she said. “We had waited three years to do this treatment because I couldn’t get my head around doing it again, IVF is such a rollercoaster, and it was the last time we were going to try.”

Carol, a civil servant, and Nick, a telecoms engineer, turned to doctors at the CARE fertility clinic in Nether Edge, spending £8,500 on treatment and tests.

 

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