Couple travelled to Turkey for controversial fertility treatment
Emily Bates, 29, and husband Simon, 34, are now parents to six-week old quadruplets after they sought IVF treatment in Istanbul, reports the Daily Mail. Here, their chances of conception were greater because three embryos were implanted, something IVF clinics UK and Western Europe won’t do.Emily and Simon’s first IVF treatment was unsuccessful, after they suffered a miscarriage. After some internet research, they headed to Istanbul. In Britain and Western Europe, clinics won’t use more than two embryos because of the risk of complications. In Turkey, Emily and Simon had three embryos used in their IVF treatment.The couple was told there was a 4% chance of all three developing, meaning they’d be parents to triplets. However, one of the three embryos split to form identical twins. At the 12-week scan, Emily and Simon fund out they were expecting quads.The chances of having four babies from three embryos through IVF are about one in 1.5million.The option of terminating two of the fetuses to improve the chances of survival for the other two was turned down by the couple. The quadruplets were delivered at 30 weeks by a planned caesarean in a hospital in Cambridge. Baby Leo weighed 3lb 6oz, Kayley 3lb, Jess 2lb 6oz and Carrie 3lb. Kayley and Jesse are the identical twins.Concerns have previously been expressed at the amount of UK couples heading abroad for fertility treatment – it’s an expensive process that may come with additional risks and the NHS could be left to pick up the bill when complications occur.Do you think couples trying to conceive should be able to undergo fertility treatment abroad that wouldn’t be allowed in Britain? Let us know…
Having been on the verge on having to have IVF I can understand how desperate couples can get,the NHS foots the bill for dodgy plastic surgery so they'll probably shell out if complications do occur.
Maybe the NHS should take a look as to why these desperate couples travel,then perhaps there will be no 'bill' if and when complications arise.
Think this couple are very lucky indeed-don't envy the work load for those first few months!!!! Congratulations to the six of them I say!
i agree!they will certainly have their hands full!this country is great at shelling out on medical treatment for people who ARENT entitled to it,for plastic surgery and drunken underage teens who break thier necks after accidently drinking a whole bottle of vodka...but there clearly cant be enough help for couples needin ivf or they wouldnt go elsewhere.its awful.
hey mummabear (is it rachel?) you say u "been" on the verge does that mean your not anymore?!?!
Hey Lara,yeah it's Rachel-I was on the verge first time round with Tom,I'm not pregnant if you were getting excited! Am still trying-very hard,prob dominating all my thoughts which I recently promised myself I wouldn't. How's it going for you hun?
Came on yesterday so haven't bothered with any testing,trying hard to resist picking one up every time I'm in chemist,you know how it goes! Trying to be positive,and obviously I'm made up with the 2 I have-even if they have tested my patience of late!!!!
ohhhh yes i iwas getting excited!i'm waiting trying waiting trying waiting still...tried ovulation test this month and i actually found my LH surge!not that that means ANYTHING because i can feel the pains starting already.makes it harder with never being on time so sometimes i can come on really late an get my hopes up.only ovulated a wk ago tho so i think it'll be time yet!
i think its the heat that gets us all het up!i've found where harvey used to have to chuck his breakfast at me he now only needs to spill a drop and i get upset!!haha its the heat!xxx
I'm such an idiot-bought double pregnancy test kit this am-they're on offer in tesco-sorry Lara don't want to get you as o.t.t as I am,but they are a bargain-clearblue ones are half price!!!!!!
Obviously don't need them yet,but clearly there is something wrong with me!!!!!
Glad o.kits giving readings-fingers crossed x
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