Women trying to get pregnant by in-vitro fertilization (IVF) now have a greater chance of getting pregnant thanks to a new discovery from Newcastle University in England.
With the newly discovered technology, IVF, the process of fertilization by manually combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish and then physically placing the embryo in the uterus, now gives women a 45 percent chance of getting pregnant. This has increased a quarter compared to the previous technology.
The new system ,developed by the fertility experts, has interlinking incubators that does not require the embryos to be removed for examination. The conventional way exposes the embryos, which may be harmful. The new system allows the fertility experts to fulfill the procedure within an enclosed environment, which is safer for the embryos.
Professor Mary Herbert, who led the research, said, “Our aim was to keep eggs and embryos in conditions similar to those they would experience naturally—inside a woman’s body.”
The new technology has already shown great results for women who are trying to get pregnant from IVF. A three-year study of the technology showed that there was a minimum 27 percent increase in pregnancy and there have been 850 babies born.
This is great news for couples who are struggling to conceive and are going through the process of IVF.