Stephanie Coker shares life-threatening struggle with PCOS

Media personality and actress, Stephanie Coker Aderinokun has opened up on her life-threatening struggle with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and in vitro fertilisation (IVF). (TNG) reports Stephanie is a Nigerian on-air personality and a television presenter for MTV Base Africa and EbonyLife TV.

She has also featured as ‘Feke’ in the popular Nigerian TV series Tinsel and popular sitcom program, Hustle as “Cindy”.

Stephanie, an interview with Chude Jideonwo, disclosed that the life-threatening struggle she had with PCOS and IVF caused her to lose her baby.

She revealed that she nearly took her own life after her second round of IVF failed after spending over $40,000 and travelled to Los Angeles for the procedure.

She said after the IVF failed she called her friend and asked: “So where is the baby?”. She felt the baby rejected her because the baby didn’t like her and all she wanted to do after was die.

Stephanie explained that IVF was her only option due to her diagnosis of PCOS, a condition that caused her to bleed excessively to the point of fainting and being rushed to the hospital last year.

She disclosed she was confined to a wheelchair, and at one point had to sleep outside in the garden because the ‘internal heat’ was too much.

Adding to her difficulties, that same year, her husband lost his election amid intense public scrutiny.

“I didn’t have my period for a whole year. PCOS made me choose IVF because mine was very severe. My doctor told me mine was life-threatening; I ended up in a wheelchair and was vomiting blood.

“I got pregnant on the first IVF, the second one failed and actually I was standing in front of a car just to let the car hit me,” she said.

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