Katie Price trying for 'Miracle' IVF baby with fiance Carl Woods

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Katie Price is turning to IVF to help her conceive a child with fiance Carl Woods.

The 42-year-old mother-of-five last month announced her seventh engagement – to her 31-year-old car dealer boyfriend of 11 months – and has now revealed they are eager to have a baby but have struggled to conceive.

Price told The Sun: "We’re going to call the baby Miracle. I’m doing this for my mum. She told me to have IVF so she can see us have kids. It will break my heart if she can’t.”

APRIL 21st 2021: Fashion model and media personality Katie Price announces her engagement to be married to boyfriend Carl Woods. - File Photo by: zz/KGC-305/STAR MAX/IPx 2020 9/10/20 Katie Price and her boyfriend Carl Woods at the 10th Anniversary Celebration for Shaka Zulu Restaurant held on September 10, 2020 in Camden. Katie is confined to a wheelchair after suffering two broken ankles in an accidental fall from a 25 foot wall at a theme park while on holiday in Turkey earlier in the summer. (London, England, UK)
Katie Price and fiance Carl Woods are turning to IVF to help them have a baby together. (AP)

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The reality TV star's mother Amy, 66, is terminally ill after being diagnosed with serious lung condition idopathic pulmonary fibrosis in 2017.

Katie Price with her son Harvey leaves Portcullis House in London after giving evidence to the Commons Petitions Committee where she called for online abuse to be made a specific offence. (Photo by Nick Ansell/PA Images via Getty Images)
Katie Price's mother Amy (left) wants to see her have another child with Carl Woods. (Getty Images)

Price revealed she and Woods began their IVF journey at the beginning of May, after trying since November 2020 to conceive.

She said: "It has not happened naturally, unfortunately... We’ve been planning it all on an app and having loads of sex on the three days I’m ovulating... We’ve tried everything.

“It’s frustrating as I feel young but I’m not inside. I’m 43 this month so I guess I need help."

Price's fans have speculated several times in past months that she may be pregnant after claiming to have spotted a "baby bump" in pictures she has posted on social media.

The former glamour model admitted it had been upsetting for her because she wished the rumours were true.

She said: “We’ve been doing pregnancy tests every month but the last few months we haven’t bothered. It’s been so disheartening.”

CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX - OCTOBER 06:  Katie Price attends the 'Shocktober' press night with her children Princess (L) and Junior (R) at Tulleys Farm on October 6, 2017 in Crawley, West Sussex.  (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images)
Katie Price with her children Princess and Junior. (Getty Images)

Price is already mother to 18-year-old son Harvey – whose estranged father is former footballer Dwight Yorke–- and teenagers Junior, 15, and Princess, 13, with first husband Peter Andre.

She also has son Jett, seven, and Bunny, six, with third husband Kieran Hayler.

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IVF ("in vitro fertilisation") is a medical process in which eggs and sperm are combined outside the body to create fertilised embryos, which are then implanted in the womb.

The process is available on the NHS but with restrictions on eligibility. Private IVF treatments can cost more than £4,000 a time.

Price – once said to be worth £40m – was declared bankrupt in November 2019 after failing to keep up with her £12,000 monthly debt repayments.

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