Doctors have said they are hopeful that a new form of IVF treatment will help more couples across the country conceive a child in the future.
The news comes after a Co Cork woman has successfully given birth after undertaking the new treatment. It is understood the delighted mother gave birth to healthy baby girl last week at Cork University Maternity Hospital. The unidentified woman and her partner were recommended to undergo Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) with IVF at Cork Fertility Centre following a number of unsuccessful IVF cycles. It is believed PSG is a more advanced form of IVF treatment which involves screening embryos for chromosome abnormalities before transplantation.
However the improved technique reportedly increases the chance of a successful pregnancy after embryo transfer and also decreases the chance of miscarriage. Doctors say the results are promising and could give hope to those who are currently having difficulties in conceiving a child.