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Woman who entered menopause at 11 surprises all with baby at 31

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Sep 10, 2018, 12:52 pm IST
Updated : Sep 10, 2018, 12:52 pm IST

Amanda gave birth after getting pregnant via IVF using Tom’s sperm and a donor egg.

At the time Amanda was diagnosed, little was known about early menopause. It was not until she was in her twenties that investigations discovered she could not produce eggs.
 At the time Amanda was diagnosed, little was known about early menopause. It was not until she was in her twenties that investigations discovered she could not produce eggs.

A woman who was told she would never become mum after going through menopause at 11 has now miraculous given birth to a baby boy.

According to The Sun, Amanda Lewis and her partner Tom Hill gave birth to a baby boy Oryn.

Amanda gave birth after getting pregnant via IVF using Tom’s sperm and a donor egg.

The 31-year-old fitness instructor and pole dance who had hormone replacement therapy to help hopes to have more children in future using embryos she and her partner have frozen.

Speaking about it Amanda said that she hadn’t had any periods since she was 11.

“I had put on weight and my mood was really, really low. I was 13 when I was diagnosed. The doctor said, ‘When you want to have a family you won’t be able to.’ It was heartbreaking. I felt quite bleak about the future. I had a dark cloud around me,” she said, adding that the fact that she has been able to be pregnant and now have a baby is a miracle.

“I love being a mum and I’m really excited for our future with Oryn,” she adds.

At the time Amanda was diagnosed, little was known about early menopause. It was not until she was in her twenties that investigations discovered she could not produce eggs.

Last year, 12 months after Amanda met software developer Tom, 28, they decided to try for a baby using a donor egg.

As the NHS waiting list was so long, they used credit cards and loans to fund £10,000 treatment at CARE Fertility Northampton.

They met a donor co-ordinator and were paired with a prospective woman and on the fifth day of taking the hormones, the embryo was transferred to the womb and six days later she took a pregnancy test and it was positive.

Doctors induced Amanda at 38 weeks and after four days she had to have an emergency caesarean.

Amanda is not breastfeeding so over the next few weeks her hormones will dip again and she will go through the menopause for a second time.

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