A 50-year-old woman has had a miracle baby after years of infertility and failed IVF
Christina Boama, from Chorley, beat all the odds to have a child in 2020 she named Precious.
She told the Mirror: “I grew up with a huge family. My mum is one of nine and one of my auntie’s had six daughters. I knew that when I was older I wanted that too. I never doubted it would happen for me.”
It wasn’t until Christina met her husband, David, at the age of 41 that she knew the time was right.
She said: “A year after meeting, at the age of 42, we walked down the aisle. I thought I’d get pregnant within a year.”
But nothing happened and the couple began fertility tests.
She said: “It was hard for me to accept that we would have to go down the medical route. But I was absolutely prepared to do it, if it meant becoming a mum.”
Over the next five years, the couple had five failed rounds of IVF
She said: “It felt like an endless treadmill of tests, scans, and medications.
“Emotionally, it was so draining, and I was never given a medical reason for not being able to get pregnant.”
Two weeks after her 50th birthday, Christine realised that her period had not started.
She thought that it must be menopause, but she felt drawn to take a pregnancy test.
When she saw the two blue lines, she went into shock. A doctor confirmed she was six weeks pregnant.
The couple celebrated the tot’s first birthday in May 2022.
Christine said: “As soon as I saw Precious, I burst into tears. I’d waited and prayed for so long to meet my child and finally, she was there, safe in my arms.
“I want to share our story to give others hope. I know how tiny the odds are.”
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