Miracle babies celebrate their first Christmas

Monday, 19 December 2011

Miracle babies born after successful IVF and other fertility treatments at the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM) have returned to the centre where they were conceived to celebrate their first Christmas.

The BCRM at Southmead Hospital are hosting a special Christmas party for babies born this year after their parents were successful in their fertility treatment.

Valentine Akande, lead consultant for Fertility Services at the BCRM, said: “2011 was a great year for us in helping couples have the families that they have dreamed off for a long time.

“We have seen around 1,000 babies born in 2011, with many  of these from IVF and ICSI treatments.

 “We wanted to share this magical time of year with some of the babies who were small cells under a microscope the last time we saw them.”

The BCRM offers a full range of fertility services to both NHS and self-funding patients and is one of the top 10 fertility clinics in the UK with pregnancy rates from IVF and ICSI treatments consistently above the national average.

The centre has a strong international reputation based on over 30 years of providing outstanding fertility services to patients travelling from across the South West region, Wales and across the country.

The BCRM moved into their current home, a £3.5 million state of the art building at Southmead Hospital, in January 2008.