Elena Mularcyzk’s daughter often asks her when she’ll have a baby brother or sister.
“Our daughter is constantly drawing pictures of babies in mommy’s tummy. She’s so excited about having a sibling,” the Oshawa, Ont., mother said.
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“Any fertility process is just about waiting and waiting … now we need to wait some more,” Mularcyzk told Global News.
Her daughter Isabella, now four, was conceived after three rounds of IVF. Mularcyzk underwent a fourth unsuccessful round of IVF in an attempt to conceive a second child in 2019.
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Then, earlier this year, she was finally told there was another viable embryo ready for transfer — but the procedure was placed on hold as fertility clinics were forced to close due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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“We’ve been working at [giving Isabella a sibling] for a couple of years,” Mularcyzk said of her long struggle with fertility.