By Ali Daher for Daily Mail Australia
01:13 21 May 2023 Updated at 02:00 21 May 2023
Married At First Sight star Jules Robinson has revealed plans to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) if she and husband Cameron Merchant are unable to conceive naturally.
Speaking to the Kidspot Podcast Voodoo Law, the mother-of-one Robinson, 41, openly discussed her fertility issues.
The discussion began after co-host Melissa Wilson broached the topic of fellow media personality Fifi Box’s IVF journey.
Robinson and her husband, Merchant, 39, and their son, Oliver, 2, are currently planning a professional project in the UK.
We decided that once I finished my campaign there we were going to hammer and telung and really try [to conceive naturally]Jules said on the podcast.
“And if that doesn’t happen by September, when we get back, we’ll do IVF. »
Robinson said she’s optimistic about getting pregnant naturally, but acknowledges that time is running out.
She also admitted that the hormonal side effects caused by IVF are horrendous, as she considers herself “really sensitive”.
Guess I don’t have time on my side so I guess if we can speed up as fast as we can I’m fine [IVF],’ she added.
Robinson and Merchant conceived their son naturally and welcomed him into the world in October 2020.
IVF is a medical procedure in which an already fertilized egg is inserted into a woman’s uterus for pregnancy.
It is used when couples are unable to conceive naturally, and the sperm and egg are removed from their bodies and combined in a laboratory before the embryo is inserted into the woman.
Once the fetus is in the womb, the pregnancy should continue as normal.
The procedure can be performed using eggs and sperm from a married couple or from donors.
The success rate of IVF depends on the age of the woman undergoing treatment, as well as the cause of infertility (if known).