‘Tubal damage and chocolate cyst result in milestone IVF daughter’

Michelle and Garry Brookes

Michelle and Garry Brookes

Michelle and Garry started trying for a baby in 1994 but six years later, after they hadn’t conceived, tests revealed Michelle was suffering from an ovarian ‘chocolate’ cyst. During an operation to remove it, surgeons also had to remove one of her Fallopian tubes and ovaries, so they were advised to try IVF. After two full cycles of IVF, their daughter Francesca was born in May 2003 – and was MFS’ 2,500th baby!