• An IVF is a procedure where an egg is removed from the woman's ovaries and fertilised with sperm in a laboratory.
• Despite the procedure almost costing her life, Mercy Kyallo proceeded with the procedure and it went on well.
Businesswoman Mercy Kyallo almost lost her life after undergoing an In vitro fertilization (IVF) to save a childless couple.
Speaking exclusively to Word Is during the launch of their reality TV show, 'Kyallo Culture' at Kempinski on Thursday, Mercy said she was 18 years old then.
IVF is a complex series of procedures used to help with fertility or prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child.
During IVF, mature eggs are collected (retrieved) from ovaries and fertilised by sperm in a lab.
"It's something I have never told anyone," she said.
I wanna be honest since there are people who follow me on social media for who I am. Many women donate their eggs for so many reasons. Sometimes, you feel for the woman who can't have children and sometimes you want some money." Mercy shared
Mercy Kyallo said her body was not receptive to the procedure.
"For me, things went wrong. The doctors we not bad but my body was not receptive to the medication.
I almost lost my life and I was very scared to talk about that. It was very personal to me," she said.
Mercy said the reason she is sharing her story out there is for another woman to be informed.
She said the love of children made her take the risky procedure at a young age.
"I love children and so when I heard that there are women who can't have children, I was ready to help.
Families break because of such reasons, I wanted to help but maybe some women are not good for that. I just fail to be one who can't donate," she said.
"My family always make fun of me saying there are millions of boys and girls out there who look like me. Anyone could use your genes."
Asked if she wants to have children, Mercy said she is heading in that direction.
"I do want kids and sometimes you meet someone really special and you want to share something with them. The most unique thing you can share with them is another human.
I am almost turning 30 years and am among the women who have worked really hard, and so when I get to enjoy the other part of life, I will be ready," she said
She promised to reveal her man in the reality show which is available on Showmax.
"I have met many special people but there is something to watch," she said.
Mercy also spoke about how her celebrity sister convinced her to feature in the reality show saying it was not easy.
"Entertainment is a new industry for me. It was not easy for my sister to convince me to be in the reality show... It's very different from what I do in the corporate world. She had to convince me. It has its own challenges," she said.
Some of the themes tackled in the reality show are sibling conflict.
"I am not difficult but am stubborn as a human and I don't take anything just like that. Most of the time I want things done my way. Siblings fight since we have different ways of thinking and we have grown with different opinions," Mercy said.