‘I may never be a mum’: Rhian Sugden, 32, plans to start IVF as model is told she has an egg count of ‘a woman over 45’ but says procedure carries only a ‘two per cent’ success rate
Rhian Sugden revealed she’s ‘heartbroken’ after being told she has the ‘egg count of a woman over 45’, as she discussed her fertility.
The model, 32, was candid as she spoke with The Sun and discussed the news, after revealing to her Twitter followers that she plans to undergo IVF.
Rhian explained: ‘I was told that I may never be a mum – and I’m heartbroken.
‘I may never be a mum’: Rhian Sugden, 32, plans to start IVF as model was told she has an egg count of ‘a woman over 45’ but says it carries a ‘two per cent’ success rate (pictured on Friday)
‘Doctors said I have the egg count of a woman over 45, meaning it’s unlikely I would ever conceive naturally.
‘It also means the odds of getting pregnant by IVF have gone down from 30 per cent to two per cent – which was pretty devastating to hear.’
This comes after Rhian told her Twitter followers she is ‘wishing for a miracle’ amid the ‘heartbreak’ of being told she and actor husband Oliver Mellor, 38, ‘might not be able to have children.
Rhian wrote: ‘I received some pretty devastating news this week about my fertility – which means I will be trying IVF later this year.
Miracle: The model, who is married to Oliver Mellor, said: ‘Doctors said I have the egg count of a woman over 45, meaning it’s unlikely I would ever conceive naturally (pictured last week)
‘I wasn’t going to share this but I feel the need to highlight the struggles that a lot of women are going through.
‘It’s hard being a woman and having all the expectations. Being told you might not be able to have children is heartbreaking’.
The lingerie model also spoke of the ‘pressure’ women are put under to become mothers, admitting she ‘hates’ being asked when she is going to start a family.
Rhian said: ‘I don’t like the pressure that people put on women to have children and I don’t like the pressure I have put on myself.
Miracle: This comes after Rhian detailed the ‘heartbreak’ of being told she and her actor husband ‘might not be able to have children’
‘I struggle to answer questions about when I am going to start a family – even though I know the question comes from a good place, I hate being asked it.
‘All I can say really is that I’ve been trying and I can’t.’
Rhian and former Coronation Street star Oliver married in a dream wedding in Kalkan, Turkey in September 2018, exchanging vows by the Mediterranean Sea after a four-year engagement.
Shortly after the couple’s ceremony, Rhian hit out at people for asking when the couple – who have been together for seven years – planned to start a family.
She wrote on her Twitter page: ‘If one more person asks me when I am going to have babies my head is going to explode!!
‘Do people think they grown on trees or that I can just pick one up from Tesco?? For some people it’s not that easy!! Don’t ask 30+ women when the babies are coming!’
Support: Rhian’s fans and friends have since taken to Twitter to show support to the model after her news
Happily married: Rhian and former Coronation Street star Oliver married in a dream wedding in Kalkan, Turkey in September 2018 after a four-year engagement
Dozens of fans and friends have since taken to Twitter to show support to the model after sharing her news.
Ex On The Beach star Laura-Alicia Summers said: ‘Welcome to my world. Don’t give up hun it took my friend 6 try’s (sic) and she finally has her [bundle] of joy there’s so many different ways these days.’
Model Courtnie Quinlan said: ‘Oh Rhi. Sending you my thoughts gorgeous girl, you will make an amazing Mum one day that is for sure. You will get there xxxx’
Television presenter Gethin Jones commented: ‘Sending you both lots of love and support x’
It comes after Rhian revealed she will be donating her Watters wedding dress to a terminally ill bride or charity – because ‘it deserves to be loved by someone else who really needs it’.
‘It’s not that easy!’ Shortly after the couple’s ceremony, Rhian hit out at people for asking when the couple – who have been together for seven years – planned to start a family
Writing for ILoveManchester, the model said: ‘My dress was one of the most expensive things at my wedding – and it is one of the most precious items of clothing I have ever, and will probably ever, buy.
‘It feels like a waste. I don’t want to hang it up at the back of my wardrobe never to be seen again. It deserves to be loved by someone else who really needs it.
‘This is why I have decided that I want to give my dress to someone who doesn’t have the time or money to have a perfect dress made – something I really took for granted.
‘I want someone to wear it and experience the best day of their life in a dress that I helped create.’
‘Devastating news’: Rhian and Oliver have been a couple for almost seven years and are keen to start a family (pictured together earlier this month)
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