Cambridge IVF celebrates birth of first baby

Thursday 16 August 2012

Melanie and Lee Moulds of St Neots have become the first couple to give birth after undergoing fertility treatment at Cambridge IVF.

Baby Kallee was born on Saturday 11 August at Hinchinbrooke weighing 6lb 1.5oz and returned home with her ecstatic parents on Saturday. The Moulds have a four-year-old son,
Jack, who was also born through IVF.

Melanie said: “The staff at Cambridge IVF have all been brilliant and I rang them as soon as I could to let them know that she’d been born. We are taking both children into the clinic next week to meet the staff. We are so grateful – they were so supportive and the facilities there are amazing. “The technology is so advanced now – without it, we wouldn’t have had Kallee or our son so we consider ourselves really lucky.

Cambridge IVF offers the only comprehensive assisted conception facility in the NHS in the east of England. Opened in September 2011, it builds on 20 years of experience as a fertility treatment centre at Cambridge University Hospitals and partnering other leading units in running a successful satellite IVF service.

Stephen Harbottle, lead embryologist for Cambridge IVF, said: “We are absolutely delighted for the couple, and it’s wonderful news for the clinic as well. We are looking forward to helping many more couples achieve their dream of having a baby.”