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Record IVF couple welcomes baby girl

American couple become parents using sperm frozen for 21 years.
A healthy baby girl has been born in the US after being conceived through IVF using sperm which had been frozen for over two decades.

Fertility specialists from the Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte announced the unique conception and subsequent birth, heralding the breakthrough IVF technology.

Chris Biblis, 38 and his wife Melodie, 33, welcomed daughter Stella on March 4th after undergoing world record fertility treatment that involved the use of 21-year-old frozen sperm.

Commenting on the successful conception, fertility specialist Dr Richard Wing said: "They achieved pregnancy on their first cycle of intracytoplasmic sperm injection used in conjunction with IVF, a now-routine procedure for male infertility, using her eggs and his frozen sperm.

"We had every reason to expect a perfect baby but are thrilled nonetheless."

Proud father, Mr Biblis decided to freeze his sperm at the age of 16 after undergoing treatment for leukemia.

According to the latest figures from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, there were 10,242 successful births recorded in the UK in 2006 as a result of IVF.

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this is amazing im soo happy for this couple, wow ive started crying these dam hormones
by MrsJohnson22 5th Jan 2010, 3:49pm