Doctors in Cardiff have revealed that the first ever fast
freeze IVF baby named Evie has been born in the UK. Evie was born to Ian and
Rebecca Bloomer on 23 July.
Fast freeze IVF uses liquid nitrogen to freeze embryos
quickly and was used at the IVF clinic at the University Hospital of Wales, in
"We were willing to try anything really, we'd both
always wanted children. It's overwhelming. I'm still staring at her now
thinking 'wow, she's ours - it's actually happened for us'," said Mrs
Bloomer, who tried for seven years to get pregnant.
"It's been a real emotional rollercoaster. There's
been ups and downs, but you get through it and to have Evie now, you forget
what you went through. It makes it all worthwhile."
The technique called
vitrification is useful because it prevents damage when embryos are thawed.