A new procedure called endometrial scratching can improve the clinical pregnancy and birth rate by 20%, a study has found.
Results from a trial undertaken jointly by the University of Nottingham and a team of scientists from Brazil shows an increase in the clinical pregnancy rate of women undergoing IVF and ICSI treatment to 49%, compared with the current average of 29%.
Police have released pictures of the bag a baby boy was found in after he was abandoned by his mother in Worcester.
He was found at around 4.30am yesterday at a house in the Columbia Drive area of Lower Wick.
Members of the public have contacted West Mercia Police to say the bag is from South Africa.
Midwives in Worcestershire who are carrying for a baby left abandoned on the doorstep of a house in Lower Wick are concerned about the mother's condition.
"If the mother does not want to come to the hospital I can arrange for a midwife to visit her wherever she is. Joseph is a lovely little baby and he is doing well. Our nurses are giving him all the best possible care.”
Police are also investigating and have appeal to the mum to come forward or anybody who knows where she might be.
"The mother’s health and welfare is our priority and we are doing all we can to trace her so we can confirm she is safe and well.
It is clear the mother has looked after the boy and gone to lengths to make sure he is safe: Joseph has been cleaned, clothed and she has made sure he has been found.
I would like to the repeat the hospital’s appeal for the mother to contact them. Also, anyone who has any information as to who the mother could be."
The baby, found abandoned on a doorstep in Worcester, is thought to be only 24 hours old.
He was found wrapped in a blanket in a bag with the logo ‘Woolworths The Difference - a community based project’.
Health workers and police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing the mother of a baby boy who was abandoned in Worcester this morning.
At around 4.30am, the boy was found in a Hessian bag after the doorbell was rung at a house in the Columbia Drive area of Lower Wick.
Hospital bosses are appealing for the mother of an abandoned newborn baby to come forward. He has been named Joseph, was left on a doorstep outside a house in Worcester this morning. Health chiefs from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust are caring for the baby and made this appeal.
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, which is caring for a baby abandoned this morning in Worcestershire, has made an appeal on Twitter for the newborn's mother to come forward:
A newborn baby has been found abandoned in Worcestershire.
Health officials from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, who are now caring for the baby, are urging the mother to come forward.
The child was left on a doorstep outside a home in a residential part of Worcester.
Fertility experts at the Care Fertility Clinic in Nottingham have developed a new technique that could boost the chances of IVF couples having a healthy baby.
Doctors say the procedure, which involves digital imaging of embryos, could raise live birthrates at their clinic to 78% - three times higher than the average.
A baby boy has died in Shropshire after being bitten by a dog. The week-old child was bitten by the small family pet in Ketley yesterday morning. The dog has since been destroyed and a post mortem examination is taking place.