Radio host Bianca Dye, 46, reveals what she wished she knew before spending thousands of dollars in savings on IVF
- Bianca Dye revealed all she wished she knew before undergoing IVF
- The 46-year-old has taken a heartbreaking journey to become a mother
- She suffered three miscarriages and 10 years of expensive rounds of IVF treatments
- Here she hopes her story can inspire women with infertility problems to get tested
Radio host Bianca Dye has revealed all she wanted to know before she spent thousands of her savings on IVF.
The 46-year-old, from Queensland, has been on a heartbreaking journey to become a birth mother after three miscarriages and over 10 years of costly and debilitating IVF treatments.
She suffers from endometriosis and a lesser known paralyzing condition known as adenomyosis, which affects the uterine wall.
In an interview with Channel Seven’s The Morning Show, Bianca said she hopes her story can inspire women with infertility problems to be tested for these “hard-to-detect” conditions.
Radio host Bianca Dye (pictured) revealed the one thing she wanted to know before spending thousands of dollars in savings on IVF
Bianca said she is ‘very lucky’ with five-year-old Madison’s co-parent with her partner Jay Sandtner (pictured) after the pair met on a dating app
“If I could be the poster girl for ‘what not to do’ … now that sounds tragic, but if I can really help people so they can test for it,” she said.
Bianca said from personal experiences that far too many women don’t know they have the condition while trying to have a baby through IVF.
“They’re going to save their lives on IVF and then they find they can never have a baby anyway because they have endometriosis or adenomyosis,” she said.
“They don’t even know they have it, so I was there. I spent a lot of money on my savings for IVF before I even knew I had this condition that would have prevented me from embedding an embryo in this uterine wall. ‘
The 46-year-old has been on a heartbreaking journey to become a birth mother after three miscarriages and over 10 years of costly IVF treatments
Bianca, who turns 47 next month, says she is “ very lucky ” to accompany five-year-old Madison with her partner Jay Sandtner when the youngster isn’t with her mom.
Despite enjoying her role as little Maddy’s “ stepmother, ” Bianca said she still has hope for a child of her own after Cameron Diaz gave birth at age 47.
“Please don’t feel sorry for me. Whenever I talk about this kind of trip I get people up and running “Oh my god, you poor thing”. I’m okay, ”she said.
“I am very happy to be a stepmother and I have accepted the fact that I may not be my biological mother, but I may be a mother to many on the radio. ‘
Bianca begged young career-driven women to consider freezing their eggs.
“I know so many young career girls who are single and in their early thirties saying” oh I’ll just wait “. Can I just tell you, I did … and the next minute you will be 42 and it will be a lot harder, “she said.
What is endometriosis and adenomyosis?
Endometriosis is a medical condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, grows in other places, such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries, or along the pelvis.
If that lining breaks down, like the regular lining in the womb that causes menstruation, it has nowhere to go. This causes cysts, heavy periods, severe cramps and even infertility.
Adenomyosis is a condition in which the inner wall of the uterus (the lining of the womb) breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus (the myometrium).
It can cause menstrual cramps, lower abdominal pressure and bloating before menstruation and can result in heavy periods.