VIDEO: "Little miracle” Oliver is first baby to be born using cutting edge IVF technology

Bournemouth Echo: CUTTING EDGE: Baby Oliver Lush-Camps CUTTING EDGE: Baby Oliver Lush-Camps

“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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12:28pm Sat 14 Dec 13

GAHmusic says...

Congratulations. My wife and I took many years to have a baby including several rounds of IVF then as we were going to quit along came out daughter all by herself and she is, without a doubt the best thing ever in our lives who has has bought more joy and happiness to our home than we could ever imagine and she is only 15 months :-). I am genuinely pleased for you and know life is going to be great for yor little family now.
Congratulations. My wife and I took many years to have a baby including several rounds of IVF then as we were going to quit along came out daughter all by herself and she is, without a doubt the best thing ever in our lives who has has bought more joy and happiness to our home than we could ever imagine and she is only 15 months :-). I am genuinely pleased for you and know life is going to be great for yor little family now. GAHmusic

7:38pm Sat 14 Dec 13

fireflier says...

Oliver is great ...he's cute...he's lovely

BUT
...can anyone explain to me why we are spending fortunes in creating new life in one aspect of medical care while all the time, in another wing of the hospital, there are folks carrying out terminations?

There is also the fact that with population expansion this country and the planet as a whole is just about bursting at the seams.
Oliver is great ...he's cute...he's lovely BUT ...can anyone explain to me why we are spending fortunes in creating new life in one aspect of medical care while all the time, in another wing of the hospital, there are folks carrying out terminations? There is also the fact that with population expansion this country and the planet as a whole is just about bursting at the seams. fireflier

5:40pm Sun 15 Dec 13

portia6 says...

The joy of life and the hope for the future as these new parents have a much
wanted child who will be very much loved. Good luck with your lovely child!
The joy of life and the hope for the future as these new parents have a much wanted child who will be very much loved. Good luck with your lovely child! portia6

10:20pm Sun 15 Dec 13

misplacedspaniard says...

fireflier wrote:
Oliver is great ...he's cute...he's lovely

BUT
...can anyone explain to me why we are spending fortunes in creating new life in one aspect of medical care while all the time, in another wing of the hospital, there are folks carrying out terminations?

There is also the fact that with population expansion this country and the planet as a whole is just about bursting at the seams.
What a horrible thing to say.

A much wanted little boy has been born and all you can do is be negative
[quote][p][bold]fireflier[/bold] wrote: Oliver is great ...he's cute...he's lovely BUT ...can anyone explain to me why we are spending fortunes in creating new life in one aspect of medical care while all the time, in another wing of the hospital, there are folks carrying out terminations? There is also the fact that with population expansion this country and the planet as a whole is just about bursting at the seams.[/p][/quote]What a horrible thing to say. A much wanted little boy has been born and all you can do is be negative misplacedspaniard

5:21am Mon 16 Dec 13

Old Boscombe Lad says...

From Barton on Sea near New Milton? If you don't know where Barton on Sea is you won't know where New Milton is either. Even I who lives in Vancouver Canada knows where Barton on Sea is.
From Barton on Sea near New Milton? If you don't know where Barton on Sea is you won't know where New Milton is either. Even I who lives in Vancouver Canada knows where Barton on Sea is. Old Boscombe Lad

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