Saturday, October 01, 2016

The Impossible Just Happened: Baby Born From 18-year-old Frozen Embryo

The Impossible Just Happened: Baby Born From 18-year-old Frozen Embryo

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Medical science has shown a miracle to a childless couple. Their baby girl is born from an embryo frozen over 18 years ago. Read the unbelievable story below.

In Jiangsu, China, a 45-year-old gave birth to a baby girl on Monday. She had the frozen embryo implanted in her womb in November last year. The whole procedure took place at The Obstetrics & Gynaecology Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai.

Records say that the woman suffered from blocked fallopian tubes and had undergone a series of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatments since 1995. But unfortunately, nothing really worked out. After three failed implantation, one with a fresh embryo and two with frozen, she decided to wait for some time to try again.

At the beginning of 2015, she approached the hospital again hoping for a positive result. Call it a miracle or an example of her optimism, her decision proved to be right.

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The expert team of doctors discovered that she suffered from hydrosalpinx and a thin endometrium. They implanted the embryo after a surgery to cure her gyno issues.

Her bundle of joy arrived on Monday and the hospital declared the news on Wednesday. As per reports, the baby is absolutely healthy and during birth she weighed around 3,300 grams,  says The Herald.

According to en.people.cn, frozen embryos require liquid nitrogen at minus 196 degrees Celsius for storage. The Shanghai health department explained in 2013 that the storage life for frozen embryos should be kept within five years.

“In reality, we will continue storing embryos as long as the patients ask us to do,” conveyed a medical official.

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In recent years, there has been an increment in a number of childless elderly women seeking fertility treatments in China. While many of them end up in a disheartening experience, this news will give them a ray of new hope.

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To date, in many countries people look down upon a childless couple. However, in this case, we can say what nature has denied the doctors have granted. Though the wait was long, the result is worth the wait.

Rightly said, even ‘IMPOSSIBLE says I (A)M Possible’!