Tag Archives: Success

DNA test could boost IVF success rates without putting embryo at risk

A human embryo during the third day of its developmentJim Dyson/Getty Images By Clare Wilson TESTING DNA that is naturally discarded by embryos could safely reveal those produced using IVF that are most likely to lead to pregnancy. IVF doctors try to transfer only the healthiest embryos for pregnancy. DNA testing to identify such embryos is already available, but it has… Read More »

Fertility Awareness Week: Mum's IVF story of struggle and success shows why you should never give up hope

Clinics carry out 68,000 cycles of IVF every year for wannabe UK mums. For many it’s an emotional, gruelling journey. In Fertility Awareness Week, journalist Punteha van Terheyden tells her story to encourage those longing for a baby to stay strong and not suffer in silence. Glimpsing my reflection, I took in my huge bump… Read More »