After multiple miscarriages and spending £40,000 on IVF, a British couple found success with an unusual treatment – involving chicken egg yolks.
A British couple, Mark and Suzanne Harper who spent £40,000 and went through 12 IVF cycles trying to get pregnant have found success with an unusual method, using egg yolks.
Suzanne was one of the first women in Britain to undergo the pioneering treatment. The rare technique involved treatment with intralipid infusion, – a special drip mixture that includes yolk from a hen’s egg and soy oil combined. The idea is that fatty acids of this mixture were thought to control the aggressive cells in Suzanne’s body that were attacking her embryos and preventing her from getting pregnant. And it worked.
Speaking of her unusual pregnancy treatment, Suzanne said, ‘We were very surprised when we were told what the treatment consisted of. You don’t expect to be treated using yolk from a hen’s egg. But we were willing to try anything to try to have a baby.
‘We are so happy to be parents at last – and it’s all thanks to egg yolk,’ she added. It has given us both our daughters and we can’t be grateful enough.’
Don’t miss the March issue of M&B, out next Wednesday to read the amazing story of sisters Catherine and Eleanor who both underwent the same miracle treatment – and had babies at the same time.
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