In the first known case in Minnesota, a woman is pregnant from a human donor egg that was frozen and thawed before it was fertilized and implanted in her.
The woman's fertility doctors used in vitro fertilization to achieve the pregnancy in a 48-year-old woman, who does not want to be identified.
She is only nine weeks pregnant and still runs a risk of miscarriage.
The woman's doctor, Dr. Jacques Stassart of Reproductive Medicine and Infertility Associates in Woodbury, said the technology is still experimental, but the clinic will offer it on a case-by-case basis.
This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on StarTribune.com
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Originally posted in December 15, 2007.
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