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Sex choice mum has two girls
The Chenery family
The Chenerys: No regrets
A mother of four boys has given birth to twin girls after going abroad to have sex selection treatment which is banned in UK.

Property developer Nicola Chenery, 33, gave birth on Saturday at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, a family member confirmed.

Mrs Chenery and her husband Mike, from Plymouth, now have two girls - one weighing 4lb 9oz and the other 4lb 13oz.

Mrs Chenery told The Mail on Sunday: "We are thrilled, and have no regrets about going abroad for such a wonderful outcome."

'Over the moon'

Mrs Chenery - whose sons Adam, Daniel, Paul and David are aged between three and 10 - went to Valencia, Spain, in March for the 6,000 sex selection treatment.

It involves creating embryos through IVF treatment and determining the gender before implantation.

Such treatment is outlawed in the UK unless the choice is made to protect the unborn child from sex-linked genetic disease.

Earlier this year, when she was told the treatment had been successful, Mrs Chenery said she was "over the moon".

"I have wanted a daughter for as long as I can remember," she said.

It was the couple's second attempt at gender selection after earlier treatment failed.

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