Woman has baby using ovary frozen in childhood

Source: BBC

Moaza Al Matrooshi and her baby sonImage copyrightFERGUS WALSH
Image captionMoaza gave birth to a healthy boy after her fertility was restored using frozen tissue

A woman has given birth in London after doctors restored her fertility using frozen ovarian tissue removed when she was a young child.

The 24-year-old is thought to be the first in the world to have a baby after having an ovary frozen before the onset of puberty.

Moaza Al Matrooshi, whose son was delivered at the privately-run Portland Hospital yesterday, told the BBC: “It’s like a miracle.

“We’ve been waiting so long for this result – a healthy baby.”

Her doctor, Sara Matthews, a consultant in gynaecology and fertility, said she was overjoyed for the family – and delighted by the hope it offered to others too.

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