Baby born from an egg frozen 12 years ago
A Japanese woman successfully gave birth to baby boy using an egg she had frozen over a decade ago.
Fertile egg (Shutterstock)
- More than a decade ago, a high school student had her eggs removed and frozen before undergoing treatment for cancer.
According to The Japan Times
, the cancer treatment required large doses of tumour-fighting drugs that are known to hinder the body's ability to produce healthy eggs.
Masashige Kuwayama, a researcher in reproductive technology at Repro-Support Medical Research Centre in Tokyo, decided to suggest freezing the then teen's eggs so that she had a real possibility of falling pregnant in the future.
The woman's eggs were thawed and for external fertilization via her husband's sperm.
Now 12 years later, the 30-year-old healthy new mom was able to give birth to her son thanks to the advanced technology available. Would you consider freezing your eggs for the future?