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November 13, 2019

Second test-tube baby born at Central Women’s Hospital, Yangon

A baby conceived using in vitro fertilization (IFV) was born at the Central Women’s Hospital (Yangon) yesterday, making it the second birth the hospital has performed through assisted reproductive technology.

Second successful “test-tube baby,” beside the hospital’s superintendent, a midwife and surgeons at Central Women’s Hospital, Yangon. Photo: Ye Htut

The labour and delivery team led by Prof Dr Daw Khin Latt successfully performed the caesarean delivery of the baby girl at 8:36 am yesterday. She weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces at birth.
Dr Daw Khin Pyone Kyi, the hospital’s medical superintendent, explained couples who have trouble conceiving children normally try having a test-tube baby. The Fertility Centre of the Central Women’s Hospital was established in 5 February 2016 and the first test tube baby was born on 12 June 2018 with the aid of Heinen Medicine University.
There are many methods involved in performing IVF but they also carry numerous complications, such as multiple births, spread of infectious diseases, and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
For a successful IFV, we require not only the expertise of our obstetricians and gynecologists but also the high standard global medicine, said Daw Khin Pyone Kyi.
She added that the Fertility Centre still needs special equipment and modern laboratories, despite the Ministry of Health and Sports providing the best medical equipment it can afford.
U Maung Maung Thant, the father of the second test-tube baby, said: “We are from Insein. We had the baby after nine and half years in our marriage. We tried to have a baby at clinics. It didn’t work. We then consulted the Fertility Centre of the Central Women’s Hospital. We are happy as our first baby girl was successfully born this morning”. —Yi Yi Myint
(Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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