Woman Gives Birth to First Child at 50 After Years of Infertility

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As IVF becomes more and more commonplace, one woman has shared her heartwarming story this week.

Dealing with fertility issues can be a hugely painful experience.

Thanks to the technological advances in IVF, couples who can’t conceive naturally, and who would once have had to admit defeat, can now have families of their own.

Infertility was something Susie Troxler, a psychologist in High Point, North Carolina, knew all too well.

“When we got married, we just assumed we’d get pregnant, and then it didn’t happen,” she told ABC. “But we’re both very old-school, and when we grew up, nobody even talked about or discussed IVF. It wasn’t even a thing.”

However, after many years of trying, she decided to investigate.

After a reproductive endocrinologist diagnosed Susie with fibroids, she underwent an operation to have them removed. However, due to her age and health complications she was told that she would be unable to get pregnant.

The Troxlers underwnet IVF and it wasn’t until their final embryo was implanted that they learned it had been successful.

“It was amazing and surreal,” Tony Troxler said.

“I don’t even have words for it,” Susie agreed.

And in September, following a planned C section, the couple’s dreams came true.

“It’s really, really, really surreal,” Susie gushed. “I’d been unmarried, I’d been a wife and now the idea of being a mommy, it still hasn’t sunk in I don’t think.”

“I’m of the belief that kids come when they’re supposed to come, regardless of the age of the parents. We look at it as this is exactly how it was meant to be. She’s our miracle baby.”

Huge congratulations to the happy family!