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'Fast-freeze' IVF

by Rajashri on August 12, 2008 at 5:26 PM
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'Fast-freeze' IVF

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 Cardiff.


"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.

Source: Medindia


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