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Woman, 48, pregnant from frozen egg

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, December 21, 2017 | 0 comments

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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
Read more: Pregnancy from frozen egg is first in state
Originally posted in December 15, 2007.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost our precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted there will be no more babies in our house.

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