A woman from Essex has revealed she feels like she is being treated unfairly after she was refused NHS IVF as her husband is already a father
Jade and Daniel Charles, from Colchester, married four years ago and started trying for a baby soon after.
The couple was referred to a fertility clinic after several failed attempts and various doctor appointments.
Following tests, the couple was told they would struggle to conceive naturally and would need fertility treatment.
After applying for NHS IVF treatment, the couple was devastated when told they would not qualify as Daniel had a 12-year-old son from a previous relationship.
Jade told her local newspaper, the Echo: “It is utterly ridiculous that I am being penalised even though I do not have a child.
“The doctor told me I clearly need help because I have gynaecology issues and only have one Fallopian tube, so I think it is even worse they will not help me.
“I just think it is not fair at all and I do not know how they can play with people’s lives like that – my husband I think felt guilty at first but it is not his fault.”
Jade now needs to raise £10,000 to begin IVF treatment to self-fund three rounds of IVF and is organising a series of fundraisers to help.
She said: “I am not willing to give up easily but when you get to 35 the percentage of it working drops, so my time is limited and I need the funding as soon as possible.
“All my friends have children, and it breaks me but if the three rounds of treatment do not work, we will look at adoption.
“I am crossing my fingers and hoping for the best.”
To help Jade raise the funds, click here to visit her justgiving page.
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