First baby born at Wymondham IVF clinic reunited with staff who made her life possible
07:00 23 December 2014
The parents of the first baby born with the help of an IVF clinic in Wymondham have marked her first Christmas by meeting the team who helped their dream come true.
Sian and Ryan Chase introduced baby daughter Yvie, born through IVF at the Bourn Hall Clinic, to the people who made her life possible.
When Yvie, the first of 50 babies born with the help of the clinic to date, was born on New Year’s Day this year, she was the clinic’s first arrival since it opened in June 2013.
The Lowestoft couple had waited more than five years to have a baby, having started trying after they got married in 2008.
Mr Chase said: “We were advised to make some lifestyle changes… including exercise and diet and to try and minimise stress, which was difficult in our jobs.”
Months later, it was revealed that Mrs Chase had a condition which meant cells that form the womb lining were growing outside of the womb - which was causing their infertility.
They were referred for IVF treatment in 2013 and Mrs Chase fell pregnant after their first cycle.
“I can now cuddle her when I want. We feel like she’s finally ours after all those years of waiting,” Mrs Chase said.
Her husband added: “We now have a beautiful daughter which makes the hardship and trauma that we have gone through seem insignificant and a distant memory.”
Sherry Ebanks, lead nurse, said that welcoming the family back to Bourn was a touching moment.
“Meeting Yvie was an extra special moment. She epitomises everything the team have worked towards since the day we opened.
“It was fantastic to meet her. We have treated more than 200 patients at Wymondham in the past year.
“We always thought there would be significant interest but it has been far greater than we expected and it’s been a really exciting time,” she said.
In November, the clinic announced that 50 babies had been born with their IVF treatment.
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