27/12/2010 18:23 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Woman Loses Half Her Body Weight To Conceive

An obese woman has lost half her body weight to conceive and give birth to a healthy baby girl.

Lisa Glossop, 33, was 25 stone and had struggled to get pregnant for ten years.

She also had blocked fallopian tubes but was too overweight for IVF treatment.

Dieting didn't work and doctors told her and husband Julian that their chances of having a baby were "virtually nil".

However she was told she could have IVF if she stopped smoking and lost weight.

Mrs Glossop, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, decided to have gastric bypass surgery three years ago and lost an amazing 13 stone.

After two courses of IVF treatment she finally gave birth to her daughter Gracie 14 weeks ago.

The couple got married 2003 but when they tried to get pregnant, nothing happened.

Mrs Glossop stopped smoking and tried to lose weight but says it just didn't work.

She told the Daily Mail: "I just couldn't do it. Every time I would lose so many pounds, then I'd tail off and it'd go back on. I got to 25 stone and I was permanently starving."

Slimming pills gave her asthma attacks so she decided to opt for surgery. Within a month of the operation Mrs Glossop had lost two and a half stone.

The gastric bypass meant she could only eat liquid or pureed food, and she also went to the gym regularly. Six months later she had lost eight stone.

When she was slim enough, the couple began IVF and Mrs Glossop discovered she was pregnant on Mother's Day last year.

She told the Mail: "Our little miracle Gracie was born without any problems and was 7lb 12oz of pure joy. Even now when I look at her I can't believe she is our little girl.

"There were so many setbacks and the odds were so stacked against us. We have waited a decade for Gracie which is why she is so precious and why Mother's Day will always be a very special day."

Source: Daily Mail