‘Broken’ cricket WAG Erin Holland shares her harrowing IVF journey


‘Broken’ cricket WAG reveals the brutal reality of IVF as she shares confronting photo of her bruised stomach after undergoing several procedures to try and have a baby with her husband

Model and cricket WAG Erin Holland has shared her harrowing IVF journey after saying she feels like a ‘failure’ for not being able to give her husband a child.

The former Miss World Australia posted a confronting photo of her bruised stomach after having twice daily injections during the process. 

The 33-year-old said it was tough having ‘nothing to show’ for all of the bruising, bloating and mood swings. 

Model and cricket WAG Erin Holland has shared her harrowing IVF journey after saying she feels like a ‘failure’ for not being able to give her husband a child.  The former Miss World Australia posted a confronting photo of her bruised stomach after having twice daily injections during the process

Erin, who married cricketer Ben Cutting last year in Byron Bay, went on to thank her friends and family for their unconditional support. 

‘We are honestly beyond overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness & support.. it feels like a dark black cloud that has followed me around for months has lifted a little.. I’m so grateful,’ she wrote.

 ‘Thank you to everyone who has reached out – I’ll get back to you all ASAP. Xxx.’

Erin shared photos of before, during and after her IVF journey

Erin shared photos of before, during and after her IVF journey  

The 33-year-old said it was tough having 'nothing to show' for all of the bruising, bloating and mood swings

The 33-year-old said it was tough having ‘nothing to show’ for all of the bruising, bloating and mood swings 

Last week, Erin shared a photo of herself crying as she revealed that her first round of IVF was unsuccessful.

‘Last year, we found out the only real option to have a baby for me is IVF,’ she wrote.

‘As someone who went in just wanting to freeze embryos until the time was ”right”, I’ve grappled with the confusing feelings of the loss of any ”normality” of this process, feeling like the universe was telling me I’m not meant to be a mother, the guilt of letting Ben down, but am I even ready, feeling physically broken.

‘Yesterday we found out that our first round of IVF resulted in nothing viable, and the sense of failure is overwhelming. The toll on the mind and body, the injections, the cost,’ she went on. 

‘But I’m so grateful for modern medicine – it will take a village to create this baby, let alone raise it. The fact that IVF is even a possibility blows my mind.

Erin married Ben in celebrity studded Byron Bay in February last year

Erin married Ben in celebrity studded Byron Bay in February last year 

‘I know it’s only the very beginning of this journey, and I thought about only sharing it when it was over, if ever.’

Erin concluded by explaining that she was sharing her journey with the hope of reaching out to others going through the same thing.

IVF is usually used by women or couples who are struggling to conceive naturally, and involves the retrieval of eggs from the ovaries, which are then fertilized by sperm in a lab, before being transferred into the uterus.

Many women who are preparing to undergo IVF will be given one or more forms of fertility drug by their doctor, which are used to trigger the release of hormones that then stimulate egg production.

Erin married Ben in celebrity studded Byron Bay in February last year.

The couple were married by the beach in a picturesque ceremony, after being forced to reschedule their nuptials twice because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Celebrity guests included hairstylist Remington Myer, and AFL star couple Kieren and Charlotte Jack.

Last week, Erin shared a photo of herself crying and said she feared she was letting her Ben down

Last week, Erin shared a photo of herself crying and said she feared she was letting her Ben down 

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