Mum's the word

Sunday June 30, 2013

Reporter: Rahni Sadler

Producer: Nick Farrow

They captivated the nation during the recent fourth season of My Kitchen Rules, taking out the coveted first prize.

Dan and Steph Mulheron entered the cooking contest for one reason, to raise money to fund in vitro fertilisation treatment to start a family. On Sunday Night, the couple reveal the heartbreaking hurdles that have prevented them from achieving their dream and reporter Rahni Sadler joins them as they embark on the next chapter in their journey towards parenthood.

In a Sunday Night special report into IVF, we meet the Australian parents who defied doctors predictions and achieved their goal of having a child after sixteen failed IVF attempts. The Melbourne couple took part in trials of a new treatment developed in the US, and now have a one-month-old baby daughter as a result.

While Aussie golden girl Lisa Curry has been called “an old fool” after announcing plans to try for a baby at the age of 51, we meet a 62-year-old woman who gave birth for the first time at 57 and has never been happier.

For information about SNP array, the new genetic screening test for IVF patients, call 1800 628 533 or visit Monash IVF.


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