Australian television personality, Sonia Kruger, has spoken publically about her joy at becoming pregnant at age 49, thanks to IVF and a very special donor.
The host of Channel Nine’s Mornings and Big Brother revealed on Mornings and to the Australian Women’s Weekly her IVF journey that, although was filled with heartache and anxiety, has finally led to a dream fulfilled.
Kruger and her husband, television executive, Craig McPherson, will welcome their first child into the world at the end of the year.
Kruger told the Australian Women’s Weekly that the couple embarked on their IVF journey when she was 45. After several miscarriages and failed IVF attempts, Kruger was told she would require a donor egg.
Kruger finally became pregnant with the help of a friend who donated her eggs, and who will remain anonymous.
In accordance with Australian law and best practice, the donor and the couple received counselling before the treatment commenced.
“I don’t think age is a great measure of parenting skills or ability. You can be a good parent at 28 or 48,” Kruger told the Herald Sun newspaper.