February 2014

Progesterone: IVF patients know it well. Why? Because progesterone support is essential for getting, and staying, pregnant after fertility treatment. But some progesterone products work better than others. Some have side effects. Others are fiddly. A few are expensive. So here’s the lowdown on the role of progesterone during IVF – and the best way to take it.

We love Tina Malone. She had the courage and determination to have IVF with donor eggs at 50. The fact that it worked, albeit with the tragic loss of one of her twins, is a testament to medical science, and to her. Every woman has an equal right to a baby. Age is relative. Tina Malone has shown that donor eggs are a superb alternative to traditional IVF for women who, through circumstances often beyond their control, have families later in life.