A NEW IVF technique has been hailed the most exciting breakthrough in fertility treatment for 40 years.
Professor Fishel added: “Previously we would have to take embryos out of their temperature controlled incubator and take a snapshot of it every 24 hours, potentially exposing them to damage.
“Using this system we can gain detailed information every 10 to 20 minutes within the incubator, like having an embryo in the womb with a camera on them, helping us decide which embryos to select.”
Paul Chapman, 37, and wife Paula, 39, are the first to use the new technique which led to the birth of their daughter Jaycie, who is now three.
The couple, from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, had been unable to conceive for two years and went to the Nottingham-based Care Fertility group to seek help.
Mr Chapman said: “We could watch Jaycie’s development from the very start of her life.”