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A Child Against All Odds: Choosing Children

Dr Winston's latest documentary series follows the lives of couples using extraordinary scientific methods in order to conceive.

Posted: 15 November 2006
by Monica Stylli

Last night BBC1 aired 'Choosing Children', the first of six episodes in Dr. Winston's latest series 'A Child Against All Odds'. Each episode follows the lives of couples who are undergoing fertility treatment and explains how science has given new hope to those who have experienced difficulty conceiving amongst other issues.
'Choosing Children' focussed on the stories of three couples - Gill and Ian, who lost a child to a rare genetic disease and want to avoid it happening again, Glenn and Andrea, who have four sons and want to use IVF to have a daughter and Sarah and Pete, who have a disabled four year-old daughter and want to use genetic screening to have a healthy second child.

The next episode, 'Ice Babies', will be shown on Tuesday 21st November at 9pm on BBC1.

For more information on 'A Child Against All Odds' visit the programme's website at www.bbc.co.uk/achildagainstallodds

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Are you someone who has difficulty conceiving? What methods have you tried and how far would you be willing to go?

Having watched the first installment of the latest Dr. Winston documentary, we want to know your thoughts and hear your stories!

Posted: 15/11/2006 at 11:42

i came off depo and it took 2 years for my body to return to normal, then they had to kick start my periods with drugs,which then were not very heavy at all. I was then put on clomid for 6 months and then saw the specialist again and said i could only stay on them 2 more months so i was on a downer as she said next year i would have to look at ivf, then bang october i find out im pregnant.so it was an uphill,frustrating,emotional struggle all the way....but now im 10 weeks so worth it in the end.

Posted: 26/11/2006 at 19:46

I have just been through a 2nd attempt at IVF/ICSI. It was a long and hard struggle lots of days of feeling completely drained due to the medication (daily injections). But I am now so pleased to say I am happily pregnant :-) I have my 1st scan on the 20th December so will have a better idea of when our baby is due...although we have worked it out to be 1st August. Definatley worth the struggle!!

Posted: 04/12/2006 at 21:17

you must be around 11 weeks then louise, i have my first scan on the 19 DEC and cant wait.

Posted: 05/12/2006 at 15:32

I had my embryos put back in on the 10th Nov they were fertilised on the 8th Nov. Think I'm about 5 weeks but will find out what hosp say in a few weeks I get an early scan cos of IVF. I'm really looking forward to the scan. How far gone are you? How are you feeling? I'm ok so far just very tired all the time.

Posted: 05/12/2006 at 15:50

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