The "IPhone Baby"

25/01/2010 09:08 | Updated 22 May 2015

A newborn girl has been dubbed the "iPhone baby" after her parents conceived with the help of their hi-tech mobile.

Lena and Dudley Bryce tried to conceive for four years and were considering IVF or adoption.

Then Dudley gave Lena an iPhone for her birthday and she downloaded a fertility application - and fell pregnant just two months later.

Their daughter Lola was born last Friday.

They're delighted - and so they should be. But the iPhone is not magic. All the application consists of is a free menstrual calendar and some tips on how best to conceive.

Still, that hasn't stopped the tabloids from dubbing the mobile the "ivfPhone".

Lena, 30, from Glasgow, told the Sun: "Doctors couldn't find any reason why I hadn't been able to get pregnant.

"We're young, fit and healthy and just expected everything would be fine, so it began to weigh a bit heavily on us.

"We were considering IVF or adoption. But Dudley gave me the iPhone for my birthday and I downloaded the app."

She put the date of her period on the calendar, which then predicted when she would be at her most fertile.

The baby arrived on the due date predicted by the calendar.

Lena told the Sun: "Friday was the due date and first babies are often late. But Lola came exactly when the iPhone said she would - it's amazing. Now we have our gorgeous daughter we couldn't be happier."

Dudley, 31, a bar manager, said: "I'm absolutely over the moon. It was hard seeing other people have children. We were desperate to be parents.

"That phone was the best present I ever gave Lena."

Lena downloaded her free app from

The website's co-founder, Dr Heather Bromberg, told the Sun: "I'm delighted the couple conceived after trying for so long.

"Timing intercourse during the woman's fertile time is usually the most important factor."

I just hope other couples struggling to conceive don't think the iPhone is some kind of miraculous solution...

Source: The Sun

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