In public, she was a success, rising through the ranks to become a state government minister. But in private, Gabrielle Williams endured a five-year “roller coaster of hope and despair and grief” as successive IVF treatments ended in miscarriage.

Williams’ rocky path to motherhood left her on the edge of physical and emotional exhaustion, with nothing left – save one last precious embryo.

But one last time, she decided to roll the dice.