As a result of female empowerment, more and more women are choosing to establish themselves and fulfill their professional goals before starting a family, giving way to the option of late motherhood.
In this way, women seek to give their children a more stable life both economically and emotionally. Just like the story of this woman, who after several years trying to become a mother, at 50 years old she succeeded.
Manda Epton is a fashion designer in Sydney, Australia, who after ending a long relationship, at the age of 39, decided to try to get pregnant as a single mother, since her biggest dream was to become a mother. So she began undergoing various fertility treatments to achieve this.
After 10 years of searching for the ideal man with whom to share parenthood and not being successful, Manda opted to undergo multiple rounds of IVF (Fertilization in vitro) to fulfill his dream.
I finally decided to go it alone, looking for a sperm donor and an egg donor to perform in vitro fertilization. I spent all my savings on fertility clinics. In one of those clinics I was referred to a psychiatrist, who told me that he had to accept the fact that she would never make me a mother at 43 years old.
During the process, six embryos were implanted, of which two developed into pregnancies that only lasted eight weeks. In addition to that, she underwent six intrauterine inseminations, of which, despite achieving another eight-week pregnancy, none were successful.
I struggled with miscarriages and part of me wanted to give up on some points, but I really wanted kids of my own. I even thought about adoption, but the waiting list was seven years and single women were at the bottom of the list.
Seeing the great illusion and the struggle to become a mother, a friend recommended that she go to Cape Fertility, a fertility clinic in Cape Town, South Africa, since they had helped her get pregnant there and it was much cheaper than the treatments in Australia.
On the recommendation of her friend, Manda traveled to South Africa for a double donor embryo transfer, in which she had to choose a beautiful blonde-haired, blue-eyed South African donor and a donor from Denmark.
After paying $500,000 at the clinic and transferring two embryos, the woman had a successful pregnancy, which, to her surprise, ended up being double. Despite the fear of miscarrying again, in August 2018, Manda gave birth to her twins via Caesarean section at the age of 50.
I was quite sick for the first five months of pregnancy and was vomiting non-stop and as an older woman I also had a lot of injections to help me. But both of my daughters came out perfectly happy and healthy.
The woman spends as much time as possible next to her little daughters, affirming that late motherhood has many advantages and is the best decision she has made in her life, since she is a wiser woman and does not use technology as much as she does. today’s parents.
So I’m spending more time playing with them in the park and doing fun activities, instead of ignoring them and being on my phone.
Today, Manda is a successful fashion designer who runs her own business, allowing her to spend more time with her long-awaited and beloved daughters. A woman who shows us that with perseverance, nothing is impossible.