Teabag-like device lets women incubate IVF embryos in their uteruses

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2191955-teabag-like-device-lets-women-incubate-ivf-embryos-in-their-uteruses/

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The success rate of IVF is less than 30 per cent per cycle

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A woman’s own uterus could be used as an incubator for her IVF embryos before they are removed and chosen for pregnancy. There are early signs that the method could give higher pregnancy rates than standard IVF.

The new approach, developed by Swiss company Anecova, involves placing early embryos inside the womb in a tiny porous chamber to let them get nutrients and signalling chemicals, like hormones, from their mother. After five days, the chamber is …