Megan McKenna reveals secret fertility struggle after announcing pregnancy

Megan McKenna has revealed her secret IVF journey.
The former TOWIE star announced she was expecting her first child with her footballer fiancé Oliver Burke earlier this month.
The 31-year-old has since shared she underwent months of injections to freeze her eggs and implant an embryo in order to get pregnant.

Megan shared a video documenting the IVF process, alongside a lengthy caption.
She wrote: “We was trying naturally for a while & not falling pregnant.. I wanted to make sure everything was ok in there so we decided to see a fertility clinic.
“When I was younger I was diagnosed with PCOS and knew I should freeze my eggs at some point.
“We went & had a scan and tests and it showed that my ovaries were ok but my womb lining was thin! It was at 5 when it should be at 8 & there was some other issues we needed help with.”

“I’m so happy we went to see a fertility clinic or I would never have known as my lining wouldn’t have been thick enough to make a successful implantation.
“We spoke with our doctor and decided to freeze our embryos first and also have one implanted once my lining was at the right thickness and was nice and healthy.
“I started on medication 3 times a day and injections twice a day…”
“After months of getting my lining good I went in for an egg retrieval. Everything went amazing we got so many eggs and Oli done his part.”

“A few days later I started to get unwell and it turned out I had OHSS. Over hyper stimulation of my ovaries. Very painful and dangerous because my overies were HUGE!
“I had fluid leaking inside my stomach which was making my belly swell & I couldn’t walk it was so painful. Some people just get it.
“I was hospitalised for five days and was now on blood thinners to make sure nothing else bad happened.”
Megan continued: “Sadly we didn’t get many embryos in the end 🙁 they didn’t survive the thawing process. But we got enough to make this happen…”
Megan McKenna and her husband to be | INSTAGRAM
“A few months after getting myself better and fit!! We decided it was time to have our AAA embryo implanted! It was incredible.
“I was back on the meds and injections as my womb lining had dropped again. I was also taking baby aspirin to stop miscarriage.”
“A month later when my lining was good we had our baby put in it was the most magical experience seeing it go into me being placed safely with embryo glue to make sure it sticks! And it did!”

“I can’t thank our doctor Mohammed and nurse Jade and acupuncturist who was amazing throughout the whole process. I feel so lucky to be where I am and couldn’t have done it without them.
“Thank you to Oli for being my rock and my at home doctor and my mum for always being there for me,” she added.
Megan, 31, and Oli, 26, got engaged last June after just five months of dating.