Schoolteacher Carla Pincombe has now helped bring 11 children into the world through egg donation and surrogacy – and she is planning even more.
The single mother says she had finished having her own children and wanted to help as many women as she could.
“I wanted to help somebody else and then I really enjoyed the experience. I loved being able to help somebody,” Ms Pincombe said.
The 38-year-old has three girls of her own – Aurora, Saskia, and Reverie.
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The teacher was also the surrogate for little Adaline. There’s also been Zara, Aiden and eight other successful pregnancies from her donor egg cycles.
She is now taking daily hormone injections to donate another egg to a couple and then she will help two dads have baby number two and what could be her 16th biological child.
“It’s not as uncommon as people think, it’s just one of those things that people don’t talk about much,” Ms Pincombe said.
“It’s lovely to be able to do something for someone else, you know they couldn’t do it for themselves.”
In Australia, it is illegal for surrogates to be paid.
But for women like Carla, the reward is seeing families complete.