Pukaar News – Leicester

TWINS BORN TWO YEARS APART

The Leicester Fertility Clinic helped to welcome baby Oliver into the Best family in 2014. After four years of trying for a baby, including two unsuccessful attempts at Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and six gruelling attempts at IVF, Rachael Best, from Leicester, fell pregnant.

Two embryos from the same batch that Oliver was created from were frozen. Two years later, both were thawed out for Rachael’s eighth round of IVF at Leicester’s Fertility Clinic. One embryo took and resulted in a positive pregnancy.

Photo credit: University Hospitals of Leicester

Photo credit: University Hospitals of Leicester

The due date for the new arrival was Tuesday 22 March 2016 which was ironically, Oliver’s second birthday.  Arriving five days early, on Thursday 17 March, baby Isaac was born. The two boys are technically twins – born two years apart, almost to the day.

Mother, Rachael says: “Leicester Fertility Centre is an amazing clinic that has helped me and my husband in more ways than anybody could ever imagine. We now have the family we always dreamed of and life couldn’t be any better.  We cannot thank them enough for everything they have done for us.”

The Leicester Fertility Centre Assisted Conception Unit was established in 1988, and is one of the few fertility centres that employ gynaecologists that are trained in infertility. The clinic provides a range of licensed infertility treatments and has a large donor sperm bank which offers a wide choice for prospective parents. There is also a large sperm freezing programme for oncology patients.

The success owes many thanks to the centre’s advancement in the field of fertility. Their treatment of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) allows couples with poor quality sperm to have children that are genetically theirs

Consultant Embryologist for Leicester Fertility Centre, Jane Blower says: “This is excellent news! We are delighted to hear Rachael and Richard’s good news and would like to congratulate them on the safe arrival of Isaac.

“The Leicester Fertility Centre is proud to be able to offer individually tailored treatments to patients and the  number of babies born as a result of treatment at the centre is at an all-time high, on average 43% of our patients had a clinical pregnancy last year.”

The Leicester Fertility Centre is located in purpose-designed, patient friendly facilities based on the ground floor of the Kensington Building at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and is part of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

Further information is available on: www.leicesterfertilitycentre.org.uk/

 

 

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