A YOUNG couple have spoken of their heartbreak after enduring eight years of “numerous” miscarriages trying to conceive a child.

Chelsea Day, 27, who was diagnosed with conditions such as endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome, says she has been left feeling “lost and mentally damaged”.

The couple have endured years of treatments and consultations, and miscarriages for the past eight years.

Chelsea and her husband Scott, 28, are now fundraising to have in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment – a process they cannot receive from the NHS due to their location in Basildon.

The couple, from Beechwood village, said they have been left with no other option but to ask for people’s help to fund private treatment.

Chelsea said: “Ever since I was a child, I have longed to be a mum. When we first started trying, I was so naive in believing it would be easy.

“But as each loss came and each month we received a negative test, we quickly realised we were in for a long difficult ride.

“We have suffered the heartbreak of numerous miscarriages and undergone all treatment available to us via the NHS without success.

“On July 18, 2014, we lost our first baby at eight weeks’ pregnant. We were left feeling lost and mentally damaged.

“Since then it has only got harder. With each negative test comes a whole load of heart break.”

Since launching their fundraiser on Tuesday, the couple, who work for a repairs company, has already raised £1,000 of the £5,000 needed.

Only 12 per cent of the 207 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the UK offer three full cycles of the treatment - which sees an egg fertilised by sperm in a lab and then transferred to the womb. This creates a “post code lottery”.

Scott said: “In Basildon, Wickford, Billericay and Brentwood they won’t fund it. They have funded it about four or five years ago but at that time we weren’t in that position.

“It doesn’t mean it won’t open up in the future, but how long is a piece of string?

“We’ve got ourselves into a better financial position, but we need people’s help to get over the line.”

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