On the 10/11/1977 IVF was born in the person of Louise Brown. She was born at Oldham and District Hospital in Greater Manchester weighing 5lb 12oz.
Fast forward 40 years and thousands of couples have fulfilled their hopes of becoming parents VIA IVF. Louise Brown was the first of many children born via the IVF PROCESS.
A process which has made the dreams of many couples including ours come true. Our first daughter was conceived via this process and I can truly say we are eternally grateful to have her in our lives.
Across the world this November, the birthday of the IVF process is being celebrated.
If you are still sitting on the edges wondering if this process is for you. A few stats may help you decide.
According to NHS
There are 1 In 7 couples with fertility problems.
6.5m IVF babies have been born worldwide since this technique began.
There are more than 325,000 IVF babies born from IVF to date.
24.8% of frozen embryo resulted in live birth.
26.5% of fresh embryo resulted in live birth.
15.6% resulted in multiple pregnancy
According to Resolve male fertility issues are as common as female, each represents 33% while unexplained is 33%.
Is IVF for you? This is a personal question one that can only be answered by you and your partner, taking into consideration the statistics as well as the cost of getting treatment.
Consider all the options available to you and make your decision of becoming a parent possible.
Leave us a comment and let us know your IVF story: we would love to hear from you.
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