MP Joyce Lay shares experience of being unable to give birth

MP Joyce Lay shares experience of being unable to give birth
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Taita Taveta Women Representative Joyce Wanjala Lay has opened up on a traumatizing ordeal she underwent to become a parent by opting to use a surrogate mother.

Speaking on Citizen TV’s #OneOnOne show Friday night, Lay explained why she made an emotional speech during the In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Bill debate in Parliament.

She narrated her story stating that it was painful to realize that she could not have a child of her own.

“That is the pain of a woman, you stay for years knowing that you are okay because you are not born barren, and then all of a sudden, because of complications you get devastating information that you can henceforth not conceive,” she said.

Ms Lay recounted the trauma she suffered after going through hysterectomy – loosing her uterus in the procedure.

“I went through hysterectomy and lost my uterus. I had to get my baby through a surrogate mother so I went through the IVF process,” she said.

She had delivered an emotional speech during a debate on the IVF Bill in Parliament introduced by Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo.

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is process where you cannot conceive naturally and use a scientific assisted procedure to carry your own baby because you have complication with your womb or do not have a uterus. The embryo is transferred to another woman.

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