A WOMAN who is desperate to start a family has launched a fundraiser to pay for a second round of IVF after suffering a miscarriage.

Shelley Kidd, from Brighton, is raising money to be able to have a baby after she lost both her fallopian tubes following two ectopic pregnancies.

She has already spent £10,000 on IVF - but after a successful transfer, her excitement was dashed last month when she had a miscarriage at five weeks into the pregnancy.

However, the 32-year-old is unable to get NHS funding because her partner of three years, Ryan Davison, already has children from another relationship.

Shelley said: “We’re trying again. The doctors have said there was a deformation with the embryo they put in and have that at least it is a positive that the IVF did actually work, but it is expensive.

She has already raised £350 towards her £1,230 goal and said it has been lovely to see others donating what they can to help her.

Shelley said: “I wasn’t even expecting to get as much as I have now. It’s mainly been my friends and they really want to help me.

"They know how long I have been trying to have a baby, so it means everything really.

“I keep saying how many aunts and uncles the baby is going to have when it’s born because of how many people have donated.”

Donators on Shelley’s GoFundMe page have shared words of encouragement with her, with one well-wisher saying: “Everyone deserves the chance to be a mother. Hope it works this time for you.”

You can donate to Shelley’s fundraiser at www.gofundme.com/f/jw2rpp-round-2-of-ivf.

While the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends that IVF should be offered to women under the age of 43 who have been trying to get pregnant for two years, local NHS clinical commissioning groups make the final decision about who can have NHS-funded IVF.

Those ineligible for NHS treatment often have to pay thousands of pounds at a private clinic.

According to 2019 figures, younger women under the age of 35 are more likely to have successful pregnancy through IVF.

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