Who would have thought that medicine advanced so much that made possible for an infertile woman to have a baby after fertilizing a frozen ovary! Back when she was nine years old, Moaza Al Matrooshi received terrible news. She needed to undergo chemotherapy to receive a bone-marrow transplant. The little girl also needed treatment for a presumably fatal blood disease.
Her relatives were anxious, believing that chemotherapy will cause her infertility. They knew they needed to take extreme measures, so they made a decision. Together they have discussed with some doctors the possibility of the removing Moaza’s right ovary to be frozen. In this way, they kept their hope alive, thinking that the girl will still have the chance to become a mother some day.
On December 13, approximately 15 years after the procedure, the girl gave birth to an entirely healthy child at London’s Portland Hospital for Women and Children. The 24-year-old female is thought to be the only one who managed to deliver a baby after giving birth to a child who was conceived from a frozen ovary.
This successful delivery represents incredible news for Moaza’s parents who did anything possible to make sure their daughter will have a normal future after undergoing cruel chemotherapy treatment which caused her infertility. Helen Picton led the division of reproduction and early development at the University of Leeds in England. She was the one who carried out the freezing of Al Matrooshi ovary.
This extraordinary and risky case was the evidence that doctors all over the world can use this procedure to restore fertility for all women who undergo chemotherapy by freezing their ovary before puberty. Picton declared that she together with her team demonstrated that they were incredibly ambitious to be confident and proceed with the case.
This technology revealed to be extremely hopeful especially in cases like the one mentioned when parents invested a lot of money in the future fertility life of their daughter. After she had given birth, Al Matrooshi declared that her baby is a miracle. Scientists approve, regarding this experience as a miracle of science.
Back in 2001, when Picton froze Al Matrooshi’s ovary at the University of Leeds, there were no results which attested that the process would be successful. Approximately two years ago, Al Matrooshi has contacted Picton to ask her to try transplanting the frozen ovary, hoping she will become pregnant.
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