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Katie Price Recounts Painful but Failed IVF Treatment

October 26, 2010 (3:01 am) GMT
The model is desperate in having a baby with Alex Reid but the attempt has failed even with the help of Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection.
Alex Reid, Katie Price

British glamor model has opened up about her battle to conceive a baby with her new husband , describing her misery after months of failed fertility treatments. The TV star, also known as Jordan, is mother to two children with her ex-husband , as well as a son from a previous relationship, and Price admits when she married cagefighter Reid in February she was desperate to have a child with him.

After eights months of trying to conceive, the couple consulted doctors and embarked on a series of painful in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments, but the 32-year-old star has still failed to fall pregnant. In her new book, "You Only Live Once", she writes, "After marrying Alex I had only one thing on my mind - having another baby. I'd love to have another four, in fact."

"But by April 2010, after we had been trying for eight months, I became so worried we made an appointment with a fertility doctor... Tests revealed neither of us had a fertility problem, but the sperm simply weren't connecting with the egg... We were having ICSI (Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) which has a 65% success rate."

Price was convinced she was pregnant after her first treatment, but was devastated when she realized the process had been unsuccessful: "For the first few days I held on to the feeling of optimism, but then the waiting got to me. Then I started experiencing stomach cramps and bleeding. A wave of shock and disappointment went through me..."

But Price is refusing to give up hope of having a baby with her husband, and will consider adopting in the future. She adds, "I know I'm lucky to have three beautiful children. While Alex doesn't yet have a biological child, he is still part of a family with kids. I am sure we'll have a baby together one day. If we aren't successful in our attempts then we will adopt."

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