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Rebecca Maddern reveals she felt ‘alone and overwhelmed’ after multiple failed IVF attempts

Rebecca Maddern reveals she felt ‘alone and overwhelmed’ after multiple failed IVF attempts – before finally welcoming daughter Ruby

She endured multiple failed IVF attempts before welcoming her miracle baby, a daughter named Ruby, with her husband Trent in 2018. 

And Australian Ninja Warrior host Rebecca Maddern, 42, has reflected upon her battle with infertility, which she says left her feeling ‘alone and overwhelmed’.

‘For many years, I subconsciously [implied to reporters] that I didn’t want children. Little did they know I was having a very private battle,’ she told The Sydney Morning Herald on Sunday. 

‘You feel very alone and overwhelmed’: Rebecca Maddern, 42, (left) has revealed she felt ‘alone and overwhelmed’ during her painful fertility battle, before finally welcoming daughter Ruby (right) 

‘I remember leaving the [IVF] clinic one day feeling like I was living in a different universe to everyone else,’ she later continued. 

Rebecca recalled one instance where she had to inject fertility medication while working as a journalist reporting at a remote location. 

After giving herself the injection, she sat in the car and cried. 

Struggles: 'For many years, I subconsciously [implied to reporters] that I didn't want children. Little did they know I was having a very private battle,' she told The Sydney Morning Herald on Sunday

Struggles: ‘For many years, I subconsciously [implied to reporters] that I didn’t want children. Little did they know I was having a very private battle,’ she told The Sydney Morning Herald on Sunday 

‘You feel very alone and overwhelmed,’ Channel Nine’s Weekend Today personality admitted.  

Rebecca, also described her painful experience living with endometriosis, a condition where tissue that usually lines the uterus grows outside the uterus.

After suffering with the condition since her teenage years, Rebecca finally decided to go under the knife to have her excess endometrial tissue removed after starting IVF. 

Parents: Rebecca endured two years of trying to have a baby with husband Trent (right) before multiple rounds of IVF failed

Parents: Rebecca endured two years of trying to have a baby with husband Trent (right) before multiple rounds of IVF failed 

Heartbreaking: Rebecca recalled one instance where she had to inject fertility medication while working as a journalist reporting at a remote location. After giving herself the injection, she sat in the car and cried

Heartbreaking: Rebecca recalled one instance where she had to inject fertility medication while working as a journalist reporting at a remote location. After giving herself the injection, she sat in the car and cried

Not long after this procedure, the presenter was overjoyed to discover that she had finally fallen pregnant naturally.  

The star previously told The Australian Women’s Weekly that women needed to be aware that ‘IVF is not a plan B, it’s a last resort’, and warned it wasn’t a ‘sure thing’.  

‘While the technology is amazing and can work for some women, it’s not a sure-thing and doesn’t work for everyone,’ she said.  

Success: The presenter was overjoyed when she fell pregnant naturally in 2017

Success: The presenter was overjoyed when she fell pregnant naturally in 2017