Magda Upton from Sydney first considered becoming a mother at the age of 39. She underwent examinations and began treatment for infertility.
Magda did not have a permanent partner. She dated men in hopes of meeting someone with whom she could start a family. Over time, she couldn’t bear her “candy bouquet period” any longer. As a result, Magda decided to have a baby through artificial insemination.
She visited many fertility clinics and spent a lot of money, but did not achieve the desired results.
At one clinic, doctors suggested she see a therapist to help her come to terms with the possibility that she might not be able to have children.
Over a span of 10 years since the start of her treatment, Magda underwent 2.5 cycles of IVF, with a third being interrupted due to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
The woman had been pregnant twice before, but both times she lost a child at around eight weeks.
She then underwent 13 more fertility treatments to conceive a child, once again without success. Magda was desperate and ready to give up.
She considered adoption, but she would have to wait at least seven years, as single mothers are always at the bottom of the candidate list.
In 2017, Magda traveled to Cape Town to obtain two donor embryos. She left nearly $11,000 at the clinic, and it was her last chance to become a mother.
When Magda returned to Sydney, she was very nervous, unsure of how the procedure would go. However, she was relieved when her first ultrasound showed that she was pregnant with healthy twins.
In 2018, at the age of 54, Magda gave birth to two daughters. She is an independent designer, works for herself, and dedicates a lot of time to her children.
According to her, motherhood at an older age has its advantages.
Our heroine is not interested in gadgets and doesn’t spend most of the day on a cell phone, like many young mothers. She devotes all her free time to shared activities with her daughters, such as games, walks, and outings to the park.