Watch: Katie Price undergoing fertility treatment
The 42-year-old mother-of-five last month announced her seventh engagement – to her 31-year-old car dealer boyfriend of 11 months – and has now revealed they are eager to have a baby but have struggled to conceive.
Price told The Sun: "We’re going to call the baby Miracle. I’m doing this for my mum. She told me to have IVF so she can see us have kids. It will break my heart if she can’t.”
The reality TV star's mother Amy, 66, is terminally ill after being diagnosed with serious lung condition idopathic pulmonary fibrosis in 2017.
Price revealed she and Woods began their IVF journey at the beginning of May, after trying since November 2020 to conceive.
She said: "It has not happened naturally, unfortunately... We’ve been planning it all on an app and having loads of sex on the three days I’m ovulating... We’ve tried everything.
“It’s frustrating as I feel young but I’m not inside. I’m 43 this month so I guess I need help."
Price's fans have speculated several times in past months that she may be pregnant after claiming to have spotted a "baby bump" in pictures she has posted on social media.
The former glamour model admitted it had been upsetting for her because she wished the rumours were true.
She said: “We’ve been doing pregnancy tests every month but the last few months we haven’t bothered. It’s been so disheartening.”
Price is already mother to 18-year-old son Harvey – whose estranged father is former footballer Dwight Yorke–- and teenagers Junior, 15, and Princess, 13, with first husband Peter Andre.
She also has son Jett, seven, and Bunny, six, with third husband Kieran Hayler.
IVF ("in vitro fertilisation") is a medical process in which eggs and sperm are combined outside the body to create fertilised embryos, which are then implanted in the womb.
The process is available on the NHS but with restrictions on eligibility. Private IVF treatments can cost more than £4,000 a time.
Price – once said to be worth £40m – was declared bankrupt in November 2019 after failing to keep up with her £12,000 monthly debt repayments.
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