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"I feared I'd never become a mum but had baby at 45 after taking VIAGRA"

A 45-year-old woman who feared she'd never become a mum welcomed a "miracle" baby - after taking VIAGRA to fall pregnant.

Carin Rockind, 48, had been trying to for a baby for five years after tying the knot with her husband, Josh Klur, 52, an artist.

The couple were left devastated after Carin miscarried twice and were close to giving up on their dreams of starting a family.

In a last-ditch attempt, Carin and Josh decided to try IVF - the one round cost them $40k and they took out a loan and received a $10k donation from a friend to fund it.

Carin used a 26-year-old egg donor and got 20 eggs, but the couple were only left with just one embryo - fertilised with his sperm - to implant.

After watching a video on Youtube where a woman claimed to use Viagra to grow her uterus lining, Carin decided to give it a go herself.

She claims after getting Viagra and inserting it into her vagina - which is usually used to treat erection problems - she discovered she was expecting in April 2015.

At her 17-week scan, the doctor told Carin that she had vasa previa - a serious condition which can result in stillbirth - and she was told she would need to give birth via c-section.

Carin gave birth to her little boy, Shay Rockind-Klur, now two, on July 2, 2020, weighing 7lbs 15oz at the Lankenau Medical Centre, in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, US.

Carin, a women's empowerment coach, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, said: "When I got told I was pregnant after a year-long fertility journey we were overjoyed.

"I really wanted to be pregnant, I believed that my body could do it.

"I found one woman in Australia who stuck Viagra up her vagina and it helped her uterus lining grow.

"I went to my doctor and asked for Viagra but he told me he had never seen it work.

"I asked again and in three days my lining grew and we were ready to go - my miracle baby is a Viagra product.

"It felt like all of our hard work had paid off.

"A lot of women who have miscarriages spend the entire nine months terrified.

"We agreed that we would just spend the whole nine months grateful and believing that this is meant to be.

"Shay is super healthy and happy. On July 2 he will be three.

"He is a miracle baby. All of the things had to go right for this baby to be born.

"This kid wanted to be born. When you think about all the things that had to line up and all the things that went wrong, we are super blessed."

After tying the knot in August 2014, Carin and Josh honeymooned in Italy the following year and fell pregnant in April 2015.

But, at the eight-week check-up, Carin received the devastating news she had miscarried.

After a year of trying to fall pregnant again, the couple visited a fertility doctor in 2017 and were told Carin was "too old" to give birth.

Just two days before her 43rd birthday, Carin found out she was pregnant again but she later miscarried.

Carin said: "At that point, I didn't want to live anymore.

"On Mother's Day 2018, my husband took me out for a meal, and we decided we would try again.

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