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Woman (33) welcomes Ireland's first baby born following ground-breaking new IVF treatment

Published 10/11/2015 | 08:34

The success of the procedure is expected to offer hope to many couples struggling with multiple miscarriages and failed IVF treatments.
The success of the procedure is expected to offer hope to many couples struggling with multiple miscarriages and failed IVF treatments.

A Cork woman has become the first in Ireland to welcome a baby after undergoing a new complex IVF treatment.

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The mother (33) gave birth to a healthy baby girl two weeks ago in Cork University Maternity Hospital following Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening with IVF at Cork Fertility Centre.

The complex new procedure was recommended to the woman and her partner following several failed attempts at IVF.

The ground breaking procedure involves screening embryos for chromosome abnormalities before they are transferred to the womb.

The procedure significantly increases the chance of successful implantation and pregnancy in the aftermath of the procedure and decreases the chance of miscarriage. The procedure also reduces the chance of giving birth to a baby with chromosome abnormalities.

The success of the procedure is expected to offer hope to many couples struggling with multiple miscarriages and failed IVF treatments.

Following the arrival of the healthy baby girl in Cork, Dr John Waterstone, Medical Director of Cork Fertility Centre, said: “We are all delighted that PGS has helped this couple to become parents. PGS is a significant development that provides real information to couples who have endured the heartbreak of repeated miscarriages, or failed IVF cycles, without getting any answers. Through PGS, we can provide an extra level of information on the true potential of an embryo. “

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