A decade of assisting in new life

CONCEPTIONrc''May and James Jones and their son, Brooklyn.
CONCEPTIONrc''May and James Jones and their son, Brooklyn.
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THE Assisted Conception Unit marked its 10th anniversary this month and May and James Jones had good reason to join in with the celebrations.

The couple, from Bolton-upon Dearne, were trying for a baby more than 20 years ago, with little success until they discovered the Assisted Conception Unit (ACU) at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, as James, 43, explains. “They were brilliant at the Assisted Conception Unit. Nothing was too much for them and they made us feel welcome and at home.”

The couple tried IUI hormone replacement therapy but had no success then, as a last try, they attempted IVF. It worked and nine months later, baby Brooklyn, now almost two years old, was born.

The Jones are one of 2000 families over the past ten years to have had their dreams come true thanks to the unit.

The NHS Assisted Conception Unit (ACU) provides both fertility investigations and fertility treatments. One in three families treated at the unit go on to conceive a child.

To celebrate its 10 year anniversary the unit held a party at a local children’s play centre for both families and staff to enjoy the celebrations.