Doting parents Jo and Doug Satchwell paid a special thank you to a fertility clinic after they made the couple’s Christmas wish come true.
Jo, a 35-year-old primary school teacher, and her 33-year-old IT consultant husband, from Cannock, dreamed of sharing yuletide with a baby.
This year, that wish will come true due to the IVF efforts of staff at Midland Fertility Services.
Jo and Doug had been trying for a child for five years through three unsuccessful cycles of fertility treatments.
But medics at the clinic in Aldridge, led by consultant Dr Abey Eapen, never gave up and son Charlie was born in August this year.
“After an abandoned cycle, two failed cycles and the three frozen embryos that didn’t make it through the thaw, Charlie was one of the two ‘survivors,’” said a delighted Jo. “He knows how much we wanted him and thanks to this clinic, he’s made our dreams come true. This will be a truly lovely Christmas for Doug and me – one that’s all about ‘family’!”
Between 2005 and 2007, the couple had a treatment called IVF ICSI, where a healthy sperm is injected into the centre of each egg via a glass needle a tenth the width of a human hair.
Dr Eapen, a clinical research fellow at Midland Fertility Services, said: “We wish them and all patients a very happy Christmas.”