Proud dad Ben Hulme has a true miracle to celebrate on Fathers’ Day this year. It will be the first one he shares with his wife Charlotte and their son Elliot, born in March this year, after IVF.
Elliot’s birth follows more than five years of trying to conceive, then beginning fertility treatment at RHG-IVF Life. And this was followed by the added complications of treatment during lockdown in 2020.
“We knew that we’d need IVF to conceive, as Charlotte (27) has PCOS,” said Ben (32). “After five years of trying, and consultations elsewhere, we came to RHG-IVF Life and Elliot was born after just one treatment cycle!”
“But we weren’t always confident it was going to work, as our nine eggs resulted in just one strong embryo. Although our egg collection was in April 2020, our embryo transfer had to be delayed until July because of COVID-19.
“Despite him arriving early at 37 weeks, and spending 12 days in the neo-natal unit, he is doing so well now. I can’t quite believe that I get to spend my special day with our miracle baby boy. What a difference a year makes!”
“We are delighted that Ben will have such a lovely day on Father’s Day this year,” said Jenny Dobbs, Interim CEO of RHG-IVF Life. “Many couples come to us for fertility treatment after years of trying for a family and we are proud to be able to make that happen, wherever possible.”
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