Woman gives birth to baby using ovary frozen taken before puberty
The breakthrough gives hope for other children.
By Practical Parenting
December 16 2016
A 24-year-old is reportedly the first woman to have a baby using a frozen embryo taken when she was a child and before she hit puberty.
Moaza Al Matrooshi’s parents made the tough decision to freeze their daughter's right ovary tissue before she underwent chemotherapy and a bone-marrow transplant for a blood disorder when she was nine-years-old, The Telegraph, London reports.
Helen Picton, who carried out Al Matrooshi's ovary freezing, told the Washington Post: "She and her family really are courageous - and pioneers - to have done this.
"It's tremendously hopeful technology because you're investing in the future fertility life of your daughter."
Al Matrooshi gave birth to a baby boy at London's Portland Hospital for Women and Children. She told the BBC the birth of her baby is ‘like a miracle’.
"We've been waiting so long for this result," Al Matrooshi said. "A healthy baby."
The breakthrough gives hope for other children who’s ovaries may be damaged due to medical treatments.