The Block’s Bec Douros has opened up about her fertility battle and IVF journey.
The reality star, who shot to fame on the renovation show in 2013, spoke about her struggles to fall pregnant on the It’s All Her podcast with Jordy Lucas this week.
‘I fell pregnant, had a miscarriage, had another miscarriage a little while after that and then got on The Block,’ Bec said.
‘I just couldn’t fall pregnant’: The Block’s Bec Douros has revealed her fertility struggle and discussed her IVF journey. Pictured Bec and husband George
‘And then we were like, ‘OK, let’s focus on this’, sort of stop trying and then it was after The Block and we tried again and it just wasn’t happening. I don’t know, I just couldn’t fall pregnant.’
‘We were doing all these tests and it’s something I’ve been really private about in the past, but I went through IVF.’
Bec explained she was ‘feeling a lot of pressure’ because she wanted to be a mum.
Family plans: Bec explained she was ‘feeling a lot of pressure’ because she wanted to be a mum
Further, her own mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer at the time.
‘My IVF journey wasn’t really hard… I was lucky enough to get a good bunch of eggs and Archie was one of those, and then I froze the rest,’ she said.
‘Then after I had Archie, decided to try again, we were trying again naturally and it just didn’t happen.’
Journey: ‘My IVF journey wasn’t really hard… after I had Archie, decided to try again, we were trying again naturally and it just didn’t happen. So I went back to my doctor and then I had Lenny,’ she said
‘So I went back to my doctor and he said, ‘Look, you’ve got the eggs so, you know, let’s just go through that process again so you’re not putting that stress on yourself’ and then I had Lenny,’ she added.
In September 2020, Bec and her husband George also welcomed their third child, a daughter named Rosetta Dafni through IVF.
She revealed on Instagram her daughter’s name was a tribute to both her and George’s mothers.
‘For those asking about her name. Rosetta is my mums name (we called mum Rosa for short) and means little rose and Dafni is George’s mum name, also a flower and the name of the village she came from in Greece,’ she wrote.
Newest addition: In September 2020, Bec and her husband George welcomed their third child, a daughter named Rosetta Dafni through IVF