The Story of Fertility – W

The One Show presenter Alex Jones finds out about the many fertility issues affecting people in W’s The Story of Fertility

The Story of Fertility is W’s updated repeat of the 2016 documentary following The One Show’s Alex Jones’s journey towards starting a family (see TV Guide for full listings).

Alex was 38 when she felt ready to have a baby, but she was desperately worried that she and husband Charlie had left it too late.

She travels the world looking at the latest trials and science and meeting the pioneering doctors (such as Dr Carlos Simon, pictured top, with Alex), who are making it possible for more and more women to have the baby they so desire.

Alex and Dr Carlos Simon The Story of Fertility

Alex watches fertility expert Dr Carlos Simon at work in W’s The Story of Fertility

From the latest advances in IVF treatment, to egg donation and womb transplantation, there’s a lot of progress and exciting new frontiers being crossed.

It’s also nice to know that as a mum of two now, Alex’s own fertility journey had a very happy ending. 

TV Times rating: ***