Single Huddersfield woman, 23, determined to become a mum after ‘trying everything’ in heartbreaking fertility battle

“Becoming a mum is all I’ve ever wanted in life.”

Courtney Taylor has always dreamed of having a baby and, when she was married, tried for many months to conceive naturally.

Sadly, that wasn’t to be, and although she is now single, Courtney has a renewed determination to become a mum, no matter what it takes.

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Courtney, 23, from Newsome, Huddersfield, believes she may need to go down the route of private medical treatment and possibly IVF (in vitro fertilisation) treatment.

It means raising up to £12,000 – but family and friends are firmly behind her.

Courtney said: “For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamed of becoming a mummy.

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Courtney Taylor with her dad David

“After multiple scans, investigations, and tests I was told I have severe PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and that it would be near impossible to get pregnant naturally due to not ever ovulating and my womb not lining.

“I was heartbroken but continued to try, working around the clock to lose weight, eat healthily, take folic acid, everything you can imagine, I tried.”

Courtney, who is a student mental health nurse, even managed to lose over five stones in weight after being told this might help her get pregnant, although her own GP concluded that losing weight wasn’t going to improve her fertility.

She now feels the NHS has “given up” on her and has decided to launch an online appeal for money through a Go Fund Me page with a modest goal of £500.

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Courtney Taylor

Courtney, who has been saving money to help pay for treatment, says: “I don’t want to give up and have decided to book initial fertility scans and go down the private route to get answers once and for all to see if my eggs are viable, and then go down the IVF route.

“As you can imagine, this process is going to be very very expensive.

“But you can’t put a price on love and happiness!”

She is also hoping to raise some money through a 24-hour silence which she might find hard as she loves chatting.

Courtney says: “I feel that going private is the only way I will get answers – it could be that my eggs are viable.

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Courtney Taylor from Huddersfield is raising money for fertility treatment

“I split up with my partner last year. There was a lot of stress; too much for him to handle. I still want to be a mum whether I have a partner or not.

“I am hoping to go down the IVF route and will need fertility assessments. A couple of people have already stepped forward and are willing to be a surrogate with my eggs.”

The cost of private treatment, she says, could be up to £12,000.

“I am determined. I have a fire of determination. I know what I want and I know it is going to be hard and will be emotional at times.

“I have been trying for so long. I will not give up.”

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Courtney says she is currently surrounded by friends and family with babies and toddlers, which can be upsetting.

“Friends are having babies and I am happy for them but I have a heartache too, a longing.

“All my family (including dad David and mum Wendy) are really supportive of me. They are really on board.

People have messaged me since I shared my story and have thanked me for being so open.”

Courtney’s Go Fund Me page can be found here.

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