Technology being used here in the North West is transforming the lives of couples who previously couldn't conceive.
The Hewitt Fertility Centre in Liverpool is the first clinic in the world to use a new time-lapse technology system called Eeva, causing a revolution in IVF treatment.
As a result, they now have the highest pregnancy rates among IVF couples in the UK.
In the last of her series on maternity and childbirth in the North West, Mel Barham reports:
1 in 7 couples will struggle to conceive. At the Hewitt centre in Liverpool, they're leading the way, with the high IVF pregnancy rates.
One in 4 women will lose a baby, while one in 5 pregnancies will end in miscarriage - yet it remains a taboo subject. Mel Barham reports