RTE presenter Kathryn Thomas is grateful for IVF journey

Irish television presenter Kathryn Thomas has spoken about how grateful she is for IVF after a series of devastating miscarriages

She told Woman’s Way magazine that had it not been for medical science, she would not have been able to have her two children with her husband, Padraig McLoughlin.

The 43-year-old said she will be forever thankful for her two children, three-year-old Ellie, and baby Grace, who was born last year.

She spoke of being pregnant on several occasions but that none had been sustained and she suffered the emotional trauma of miscarriages.

She said: “We knew that we needed help and we went under Mary Wingfield at the Merrion Fertility Clinic, and I’m so grateful that medical science allowed us to have a family.

“We had so many disappointments and had experienced miscarriage and we said we’d give it one more try as I couldn’t emotionally go through any more heartbreak or disappointments.

“We had tried so hard and got so close on so many occasions. I think that having been pregnant on two or three occasions, it would have been hard to accept that it wasn’t meant to be.”

She also talked about how she spent many nights thinking about how she could love another child as much as her firstborn.

She said: “Honestly when I was pregnant, I would often lie awake at night and wonder how I could possibly love another child the same way when the intense love you feel for your first is so all-consuming.

“But you do, and seamlessly, the heart just expands and makes room for more.”

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