259 Miracle Babies For Christmas 2007
Issue Date: 17 December 2007
Four week old Neve Ebony Jackson, returned to Midland Fertility Services (MFS) in Aldridge with her mum Tracy, to say ‘thank you and Merry Christmas’ to the staff.
She is one of more than 250 babies who will be celebrating their first Christmas, after their parents received fertility treatment at Midland Fertility Services (MFS).
259 ‘MFS babies’ have been born since Boxing Day 2006 and 51 others are due on or before Christmas Day.
Tracy (35) and her husband David (44) of Willenhall tried to conceive for eight years before they received funded treatment from Wallsall PCT for their IVF treatment. Neve was born on 17 November 2007 after a frozen embryo transfer.
“This Christmas will be so special for me and David,” said Tracy. “Not only will we have both our mums, six sisters and a brother and their five children with us, but Neve is now in our lives too!
“We hoped luck would shine on us this Christmas and our beautiful daughter will make it the most perfect, ever.”
Dr Gillian Lockwood, medical director at MFS said: “Christmas can be a tough time for couples experiencing infertility and so we are delighted that more than 214 families will be enjoying an extra special Christmas with their much longed-for babies.
“MFS looks forward to making the same ‘dream come true’ for other couples in 2008.”
Midland Fertility Services was established in 1987 and is licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. In 2000 MFS became the first UK IVF clinic to use inhibin B to assess ovarian reserve and in 2002 the UK’s first ‘frozen egg’ baby was born following treatment at MFS, using the baby’s mother’s own egg and giving hope to young cancer patients worried about fertility preservation. In 2004, MFS celebrated the birth of the 3,000th baby following treatment at the clinic and in June 2005, registered its 13,000th patient. In September 2005, the UK’s first twins were born from ‘frozen egg’ fertility treatment at MFS. Based in Aldridge and Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, MFS treats both private and NHS-funded patients from throughout the UK and abroad.