‘Baby 3000′ For Midland Fertility Services
Issue Date: 18 November 2004
Midland Fertility Services (MFS) is delighted to announce the birth of the 3000th baby born after treatment at the Midlands’ longest established independent fertility clinic.
Cameron Eoin Sinclair was born to Nina and David on Tuesday 2 November after more than six years of trying for a baby and two NHS fully-funded cycles of IVF ICSI treatment.
“We still can’t believe that he’s really ours and that he’s here to stay,” said Nina Sinclair. “We are overjoyed to have Cameron – he is such a milestone in our lives as well as for MFS.”
Nina and David, from Bushbury, Wolverhampton, received most of their treatment at MFS’s clinic at New Cross Hospital, travelling only to MFS’s Aldridge unit for more complex procedures, including egg collections and embryo transfers.
After suffering two miscarriages before six weeks, from her fresh and frozen embryo transfers from their first IVF ICSI cycle, Nina and David approached their final treatment in January this year with some anxiety. But this turned to joy when MFS confirmed that Nina was pregnant on 1 March.
“Like all the babies born after treatment at MFS, Cameron is a very special and much-longed for baby and grandchild,” said Dr Gillian Lockwood, medical director for MFS. “We are delighted to have reached this milestone after the birth of more than 350 babies so far this year, compared to just five who were born in 1988 after our first year of offering fertility treatment.”
“The year-on-year increase is due largely to improvements to the original IUI and IVF techniques and to the introduction of ICSI, where a single sperm is injected directly into an egg to increase the chance of successful fertilisation.
“Such developments mean that more babies are being born after fertility treatment at MFS and that we can offer even greater hope to couples who are having trouble starting a family.”
MFS recently celebrated the third anniversary of its Wolverhampton unit and in September 2005 will celebrate 18 years of fertility success at its Aldridge clinic.
Established in 1987 for the investigation and treatment of infertility, Midland Fertility Services specialises in assisted conception techniques and is licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. Based in Aldridge and Wolverhampton, it is the longest established independent provider of advanced fertility treatments in the Midlands, treats private and NHS patients and offers a range of services including IVF, ICSI, egg donation, egg and embryo freezing and sperm recovery procedures. Patients travel to Midland Fertility Services from throughout the UK and from as far away as Africa and the West Indies.