RUTH Carter's smile says it all.
Not only is she enjoying her first precious moments with her baby daughter, but the new mum, from Warrington, Cheshire, is also celebrating being the first in the world to give birth to a baby using EEVA IVF technology.
The baby girl, weighing 5lb 15oz was born yesterday at the Liverpool Women's Hospital.
EEVA is one of the most recent and ground-breaking advances in reproductive technology and uses time-lapse imaging systems, allowing embryologists to capture huge amounts of information, previously unattainable, about the way in which early embryos develop.
This system allows embryos to be observed without removing them from the incubator and, as such, more closely resembles similar conditions that an embryo would see inside the body.