SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s first woman born by in-vitro fertilization (IVF) gave birth to a healthy baby through natural pregnancy.
The Seoul National University Hospital said that the woman, who was born by IVF five minutes earlier than her twin brother in 1985, had a successful natural delivery in February 2019.
Born through a Cesarean delivery, the woman grew up healthy and gave birth to a girl weighing 3.17 kilograms.
The research team said that this case shows that the babies born by IVF have healthy reproductive systems and can conceive naturally.
The mother of the woman and her twin sibling was unable to conceive without using IVF.
Doctors from Seoul National University Hospital succeeded in having her conceive by implanting an embryo in the uterus through ovulation induction and egg culturing and fertilization.
After living together with other healthy pregnant women, the mother succeeded in giving birth to the nation’s first IVF babies, and the fourth successful IVF pregnancy in Asia.
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