About Explaining Conception

As a mum of an IVF baby, I started thinking about what I would tell my child about how they were conceived. I wanted the fact that they were conceived by IVF to be something that they always know so it doesn’t seem too different or come as a surprise later in life.

Soon after my child was born I searched for an IVF book that I could read to him from an early age and eventually read himself, but couldn’t find one that I related to, so I decided to write one myself.

"Then There Was You" is an IVF story designed to be comprehensive and straight forward about the process of IVF. The book is also designed to grow with your child. A one year old child won’t understand everything in the book but, as the child gets older, they will ask different questions about different parts of the book and learn along the way.


Starting to read the book to your child from early age will help IVF become part of their story.

I hope you and your family enjoy the book and I look forward to bringing you other conception stories in the future. 

Karly Wegner

- Karly Wegner, Author -

Karly Wegner always dreamt of being a mum and was shocked when, after a year of being married to her husband Brad, they found out they would not be able to have children naturally. 

After 2 years of IVF and one miscarriage, Brad and Karly now have two IVF boys, Luka and Phoenix, and their little girl Eden, thanks to Dr Warren De Ambrosis and QFG. 

Karly is currently busy running her own business and managing the lives of 3 busy children.

- Deanna Bresnehan, Illustrator -

Deanna Bresnehan with her husband Damian have raised 3 children, Dylan, Ashley and Nathan, who have now started expanding their own lives and families.

Deanna is a freelance illustrator, with a number of published illustrated books including resources in Early Childhood Literacy.

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