IVF is a type of fertility treatment where fertilisation takes place outside of the body. It’s suitable for people with a wide range of fertility issues and is one of the most commonly used and successful treatments available for many people.

IVF is a common treatment for people who are unable to conceive naturally. It involves collecting a woman’s eggs and fertilising them manually with sperm in the lab. If fertilisation is successful, the embryo is allowed to develop for between two and six days and is then transferred back to the woman’s womb to hopefully continue to a successful birth.

Often several embryos will be created through fertilising the eggs. In these cases it's normally best practice to freeze the remaining embryos rather than having two embryos put back in the womb, as this increases your chance of having twins or triplets. You can then use your frozen embryos later on if your first cycle is unsuccessful or you want to try for another baby.