Harpenden couple’s miracle daughter

PUBLISHED: 14:58 11 December 2012

Janette and Andrew Broster with their daughter Islay

Janette and Andrew Broster with their daughter Islay


A DELIGHTED couple had their dreams come true when they welcomed their daughter Islay into the world earlier this year thanks to IVF treatment.

And their bundle of joy has been named as one of the 1,000 babies to be born over the last three years at the NHS-funded fertility clinic that helped them to conceive.

Janette and Andrew Broster, of Roundwood Lane, Harpenden, had been trying to start a family for a few years without success before they sought medical advice.

After visiting their doctor the pair were referred to hospital where they were told they had unexplained infertility.

Desperately wanting to have a child, just over two years ago they decided to go ahead with IVF treatment at Bourn Hall Clinic, in Cambridgeshire.

While the first two cycles of treatment were unsuccessful, the couple remained positive and after trying for a third time 37-year-old Janette finally discovered she had fallen pregnant.

Islay was born five weeks early in February 2012 and the new parents have described their daughter as a “beautiful and happy girl”.

Janette said: “Being a mum is hard work but so enjoyable and rewarding.

“The IVF treatment was definitely worth it. I would go through it all again. Islay is such a joy, it is a magical time and dream come true.”

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