A British woman has become a mother after doctors broke new ground by treating her infertility with Viagra, The Sun reported Tuesday.

Specialists prescribed the male sex pill after Kerry Horan, 34, had a miscarriage and three rounds of in vitro fertilization failed.

She is believed to be the first successful case for the method and gave birth to daughter Grace in December.

The new mother and her husband David, 33, started trying for a family after they wed in 2002. She became pregnant in 2005, but miscarried at 12 weeks.

When IVF failed, Horan had a scan at the private CARE Nottingham fertility clinic.

It showed blood flow to her womb was poor, meaning the lining was too thin for an embryo to implant successfully.

Director Dr George Ndukwe recommended Viagra - a blood flow booster. He said: "It can improve the lining, but can be dangerous and must be taken under supervision."

"I was shocked when they mentioned it, but willing to try anything. Minutes after taking it my body went pink and my face bright red,” Horan said.

A scan showed Horan's womb wall had thickened enough for doctors to implant IVF embryos. She fell pregnant two weeks later.

"When we saw the baby's heartbeat on a scan we couldn't stop crying,” Horan said. "When I finally held Grace it was the most emotional experience. Thanks to Viagra I'm a mother at last."

Source Link: The Sun