A 25-Year Journey to Motherhood: The Inspiring Story of Helen Dalglish

…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media. Woman’s 25-Year IVF Journey Ends with Miracle Baby: A Tale of Persistence and Hope


After enduring 25 years of IVF treatments, Helen Dalglish finally gave birth to her daughter, Daisy Grace.

Despite facing numerous setbacks, 21 failed attempts, and nearly £100,000 in expenses, Helen never gave up on her dream of becoming a mother.

Her inspiring story highlights the power of perseverance and the ultimate joy that comes with the arrival of a long-awaited child.


The Long Road to Motherhood: Helen’s journey began in her twenties when she and her then-husband started trying for a baby.

After moving back to Scotland and undergoing tests, she was diagnosed with “unexplained infertility.”

Despite undergoing four intrauterine insemination procedures without success, Helen remained determined to fulfill her maternal dreams.

The Pursuit of IVF: With eligibility for only one free round of IVF treatment on the NHS, Helen and her husband embarked on privately-funded attempts over the next two decades.

Despite producing top-quality embryos, each attempt ended in disappointment.


Helen faced emotional, physical, and financial challenges along the way, but she refused to give up on her dream of becoming a mother.

A Journey of Heartbreak and Determination: Throughout the years, Helen experienced devastating miscarriages and encountered various obstacles.

Medical professionals discovered that her tilted uterus may have been a contributing factor to the unsuccessful embryo transfers.

Despite the setbacks, Helen remained resilient and focused on her vision of holding her baby in her arms.

The Turning Point: After more than a decade of IVF, Helen decided to seek help from a different consultant.


To her dismay, she learned that her previous transfers had been futile due to her severe uterine tilt.

Although she experienced additional heartbreaking miscarriages, Helen’s determination never wavered.

She began considering the use of donor eggs, but even that path proved challenging when all 10 embryos created from donor eggs perished.

A Ray of Hope: At this point, Helen had moved to Cyprus with her current partner.

They decided to give it one last try at Dunya Fertility Centre in Kyrenia.


The first attempt failed, but the second attempt brought them a positive pregnancy test.

Helen and her partner were overwhelmed with tears of relief and happiness, believing that her late father had played a role in this miracle.

The Arrival of Daisy Grace: Helen’s pregnancy journey was not without challenges, as she developed diabetes and pre-eclampsia.

However, with each passing month, her confidence grew, and in September, at the age of 53, she finally gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

The moment was filled with a mix of emotions, releasing 25 years of grief and marking the beginning of a new chapter filled with love and joy.


A Message of Inspiration: Helen’s remarkable determination and resilience serve as an inspiration to others struggling with infertility.

Dr. Alper Eraslan, Helen’s doctor at Dunya IVF, commended her strength and expressed his commitment to helping more couples achieve their dreams of parenthood.

Helen’s story is a testament to the power of hope, unwavering belief, and the profound happiness that comes with the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.


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