A COUPLE have welcomed IVF twins born two years apart — and could now go for quadruplets.
Karen and James Marks’ pride and joy were conceived at the same time from a batch of five embryos.
Son Cameron arrived on September 1 in 2018, and daughter Isabella on September 15 this year.
Full-time mum Karen, 33, said: “It feels crazy to have twins born two years apart. We are delighted to have a boy and girl although any healthy baby would’ve been wonderful.
“We never wanted Cameron to be an only child.
“He’s a proud big brother who adores his sister and always asks for cuddles.
“Some days I think I must be dreaming after all the years of trying.”
Karen and company boss James, 35, of Taunton, Somerset, married in 2014.
They struggled to conceive and Karen was diagnosed with fertility issues.
In 2017, they were given funding for one round of IVF on the NHS at the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine.
Karen said: “We had five embryos made up. I miscarried one last year.
“We’ve got twins. I’ve always wanted four children. At worst case, Cameron will be six when the last is born but it could be later — they don’t have an expiration date as such.
“The twins aren’t identical. Isabella almost was because her embryo split.
“The remaining embryos could split to be identical twins or triplets so we may end up with sextuplets!”
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Karen never hesitates to tell people her children are IVF babies.
She said: “If you have exhausted all options, then go for it.
“IVF is the most likely fertility treatment to work, and it did for us.”
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