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DISPELLING THE MYTHS AROUND MINI IVF AND EMBRYO BANKING

Jacqueline Hurst looks at the business of selling hope for those who need to delay starting a family

In my line of work, there is a great deal to be said about positive thinking. Sitting down with a couple, listening to their story, discussing the procedures available to them, providing evidence backed success statistics and being open and honest about their options. Because there are always options. And working together to find a way forward with positivity, empathy and support. What I flatly refuse to do, is give false hope, or advise on a costly course of action which is not supported by adequate research or deemed a viable option for the patient.

There is a growing number of fertility clinics offering ‘Mini IVF’ to older women, whereby the woman pays to freeze embryos in the hope of transferring a good quality embryo at a later date. Some clinics will carry out this procedure up to the age of 50, advocating successful procedures of multiple births to women in their mid-40s.

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We catch up our Fertility Journey couples who are excited to announce their baby news, dealing with those awkward questions from friends and family. Eating to boost fertility, mini IVF and egg banking and much more.
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