Uniformly, the whole staff at CHR enjoys those moments when, usually unannounced, former patients bring by their CHR babies to present to coordinators, embryologists and physicians the results of their combined efforts. Usually this happens sometimes during the first year of the child’s life, sometimes a little later. Only very rarely does it happen after 15 years. This, though, is exactly what happened last month when one of our former patients, completely unannounced, brought by her wonderful twin girls, now 15 years old (see photograph).
The girls, indeed, were one of the earliest pregnancies established after CHR’s 2001 move to its current location, and it became an emotional moment when their mother started shedding tears, telling how she still preserves the empty ampules and used syringes from her IVF cycle as memento of a life-changing event. One of the twin girls is planning on going to medical school, while the other wants to be an interior designer. We wish them Good Luck and congratulate the whole family on a job really exceptionally well done. We were so happy you came by after 15 years!
In this issue of the CHR VOICE, we cover:
- Announcing the new ovarian rejuvenation study
- Rescue in vitro maturation (R-IVM) for poor prognosis patients
- Routine fresh or frozen embryo transfer?
- First 2017 statistics from CHR: The median age of patients jumps to 43
- Two journalists examine egg freezing with more nuance than unquestioning enthusiasm
- How long can frozen embryos be used for transfers?
- Cloning monkeys in China