VIDEO: "Little miracle” Oliver is first baby to be born using cutting edge IVF technology (From Bournemouth Echo)
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VIDEO: "Little miracle” Oliver is first baby to be born using cutting edge IVF technology
“LITTLE miracle” Oliver Lush-Camps is the first baby to be born in Southampton using cutting-edge IVF technology Eeva.
Weighing 7lb 4oz, Oliver came into the world on October 17 despite doctors giving parents Katy and Jonathan just one per cent chance to conceive a baby naturally.
With the help of the Wessex Fertility Clinic, the couple from Barton on Sea near New Milton were able to take advantage of the £800 ground-breaking Early Embryo Viability Assessment approach.
New mum Katy said: “I always wanted to have children and never imagined there would be any problems getting pregnant.
“After we were told we wouldn't be able to conceive naturally, we embarked on the IVF journey, which I now know is not an easy route to take.
“But now that our little Oliver is here with us, we are so thankful. Oliver is the cutest little boy ever.
“He is a little pickle at times but on the whole is a good boy and very much loved. He really is our little miracle.”
The new system uses time-lapse imaging to monitor embryos while they are being incubated, and then uses computer software to select the potentially healthiest embryos.
Previously, clinicians would have to take embryos out of an incubator and look down a microscope at them to determine how they were dividing, giving them just one snapshot of time.
Tony Price, Embryology Manager at Wessex Fertility said: “The main advantage of this technology is that we are able to identify embryos which have an extremely low chance of advanced development, and these can be excluded from use in treatment.
“At Wessex Fertility we strive to offer our patients the latest innovations in IVF and the best possible outcomes. I am very happy for baby Oliver’s parents and proud of what Wessex Fertility has achieved.”
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