NRL commentator, Allana Ferguson, opens up about her difficult second journey through IVF

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Glamorous ex rugby player Allana Ferguson opens up about ‘tough’ second IVF process after having her daughter three years ago – and why she had to take a break

  • NRL commentator Allana Ferguson told of her difficult second journey with IVF 
  • She revealed she and her husband had to take a break from the rigorous process
  • The soon to be mum-of-two said there were moments she feared it wouldn’t work


NRL commentator and ex rugby player Allana Ferguson has opened up about her journey with IVF and revealed why she had to take a break from the ‘tough’ process before baby number two. 

The soon to be mum-of-two told of how her second shot at IVF was much more challenging than the first and she and her husband Guy McDermott had moments where they feared it may not work. 

‘Particularly towards the end, we were both sort of questioning a little bit, you know, just trying to be grateful that we had one child and getting our head around maybe not being able to have two,’ she told 9Honey Parenting. 

NRL commentator Allana Ferguson has opened up about her second journey through the IVF process which was much more challenging than the first

NRL commentator Allana Ferguson has opened up about her second journey through the IVF process which was much more challenging than the first

The Nine’s Sunday Footy Show panellist said she was ‘fortunate’ that her first journey through IVF worked almost straight away and saw her welcome daughter Parker in February 2019.  

However getting pregnant with baby number two was ‘different’ and more challenging for the couple. 

Ms Ferguson said there were many hard moments and she needed to take a ‘breather’ from the ‘consuming’ process for a few months to get her mindset right. 

Ms Ferguson said there were many hard moments and she needed to take a'breather' from the'consuming' process for a few months to get her mindset right

Ms Ferguson said there were many hard moments and she needed to take a ‘breather’ from the ‘consuming’ process for a few months to get her mindset right

Being'open and honest' with both her husband and IVF specialists, Ms Ferguson said helped her through the difficult time

Being ‘open and honest’ with both her husband and IVF specialists, Ms Ferguson said helped her through the difficult time

The couple then ‘knuckled down’ and dove back into IVF, vowing to try as many times as it took, and after six months fell pregnant with their second child, due later this year.   

‘The day that it happened and the day that you get that phone call after they’ve put it in and it’s actually worked is just the most special moment,’ she said.   

Being ‘open and honest’ with both her husband and IVF specialists, Ms Ferguson said helped her through the difficult time. 

‘It taught me you’ve got to be in the right mindset and be persistent and just sort of trust the process and you’ll get there in the end,’ she added.    

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