Fertility clinic celebrates anniversary

A FERTILITY clinic has celebrated its fourth anniversary at new premises - helped by some of its success stories.The Isis Fertility Centre in Newcomen Way, Colchester, opened its doors to successful IVF clients yesterday for a party to mark the anniversary.

By Annie Davidson

A FERTILITY clinic has celebrated its fourth anniversary at new premises - helped by some of its success stories.

The Isis Fertility Centre in Newcomen Way, Colchester, opened its doors to successful IVF clients yesterday for a party to mark the anniversary.

Among those were Colin and Theresa Pretty with their son Daniel, two, of Highwoods in Colchester and David and Shireen Reeve with baby Rashana, of Dovercourt.


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Colchester MP Bob Russell also visited the clinic to meet staff and be given a tour of the building.

The clinic opened at its new site in February 2003 and its first IVF procedure was carried out on Valentine's Day of that year and was successful.

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Lead Medical Director Aban Kadra said since the move 1,000 new patients had registered with the clinic and 781 IVF treatments were carried out. Of those, 210 resulted in pregnancies.

Miss Kadra said it was “absolutely thrilling” to see couples come in with their babies after successful treatment.

“They do bring their babies in and send cards and pictures. We always ask for parents to give us feedback,” she said.

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