#20. Guest Ep: Kate's Journey - Embryos, Genetic Testing And Funded IVF

Kate from Hampshire joins us on the show to discuss her IVF journey and the process of genetic testing. Kate found out at age 16 that she was a carrier of the genetic condition Fragile X syndrome and as a result, in her teens, she decided she would never have children.   In 2006, new advances in IVF treatment and the introduction of PGD (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis) meant Kate and her husband could rethink their idea of having a family. They were allowed three funded 'attempts' at IVF, and despite some bumps in the road along the way, they're now parents to an eleven-year-old daughter.