Local couple feature in Big Miracles

AUSTRALIA’S hearts are being captured once again with Big Miracles on Channel 9 and 9Now.

In this remarkable, emotional series some of our favourite couples will return to continue their challenging path to parenthood. We’ll catch up with some of the new parents and their babies from last season and we’ll also meet new couples and singles as they embark on their own heartwarming and miraculous journeys through assisted reproduction.

Every year, an astonishing one in six Australians grapple with infertility.

Big Miracles takes us on an intimate journey with these individuals, from women with endometriosis to men with low sperm counts, and from same-sex couples to single parents by choice, as they navigate the raw and emotional road towards having their own miracle baby.

Actress Lisa McCune will return as the narrator for this powerful series, as we follow courageous couples and individuals through the highs and lows, unanticipated twists and unquestionable magic that accompanies the creation of life against all odds.

With unprecedented access to fertility clinics around Australia, we will also observe the incredible work of the team of devoted doctors, scientists and nurses committed to creating new life.

While cutting-edge science and technology help to defy the odds, these would-be parents must rely on pure grit and determination as they take on the physical, emotional and financial rollercoaster to parenthood.

This remarkable series is a testament to the extraordinary wonders that can unfold when science and love intersect, and is an emotional celebration of perseverance, strength and extraordinary joy.

Big Miracles Season Two is produced by Ronde Media for the 9Network with major production investment from Nine in association with Screen Australia, and financed with support from Screen NSW.

Ilina and Nick are Macedonian Australians who live in Western Sydney with Nick’s parents.

Nick is a concreter and Ilina is a personal assistant.

After five years of trying for a baby naturally, Ilina was diagnosed with a severe case of endometriosis. It is so severe that it will require ongoing surgeries every few months to remove it. Doctors also discovered both her fallopian tubes were blocked and needed removing. This meant IVF was their only hope of having a child.

However, IVF hasn’t been the answer. After five gruelling egg collections, they have only managed six viable embryos, all of which failed to transfer. On top of this Ilina has had to overcome almost catastrophic circumstances, including her last surgery where she collapsed while walking to the bathroom, sending her into cardiac arrest. She almost died.

Now, after taking three months off to recover, Ilina is questioning whether her body is capable of continuing treatment. She’s hoping a new fertility specialist will finally set them in the right direction.