Woman Freezes Eggs & 12 Years Later Gives Birth to Twins

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2 eggsNot news-worthy: Monica Zapotoczny of Buenos Aires recently gave birth to twins. Somewhat news-worthy: Monica Zapotoczny, 45, of Buenos Aires, recently gave birth to twins via her eggs that she had frozen. Crazy news-worthy: Monica Zapotoczny, 45, of Buenos Aires, recently gave birth to twins via her eggs that she had frozen -- 12 years ago. That's a record!

After futilely attempting to get pregnant through in-vitro fertilization, Monica and her husband, Guillermo Husak, basically resigned themselves to the fact that they would never have a child of their own. But this past January, their luck changed, when Monica delivered fraternal twins, Mercedes and Guadalupe, via cesarean. Monica said of her experience: "It was a miracle. The joy we feel is indescribable, our family is complete. I hope other women who freeze their eggs take hope from this that their dreams can one day come true."

Um, yeah. Two healthy children from eggs Monica froze when she was 33 is unbelievable -- and to say that it can give hope to women who are trying to conceive, or who need to put off trying to conceive for health reasons, is an understatement. Monica's story is unprecedented (the previous record for birth through frozen eggs is seven years), and perhaps it will change some people's minds on freezing their eggs.

Huge congrats to Monica and Gullermo. I'm sure they couldn't be happier with their two beautiful children. Glad the science exists for this to happen. Just because they were dealt a rough hand doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to enjoy parenthood.

What do you think about women freezing their eggs?


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nonmember avatar Lilac

I wouldn't call them "healthy" children till they get old enough to start showing if they have an developmental or just mental problems.

tuffy... tuffymama

Ditto, Lilac. My feelings on "fertility" treatments aside, I would be afraid that any time any little issue arose with one of those kids, my mind would go to that freezer and wonder if that was the cause of my kids' health/behavior/learning/personality/functioning problem.

stork... storkneedsgps

If you haven't experienced infertility, don't judge.

monke... monkeymom1104

Medical science is a great tool! As long as everyone is healthy and doctors as well as patients do it with the best intent and in a safe manner.

Courtney Puzzo

developmental disabilities can happen to a child born to a woman at any age stop critizing her as long as the twins were born after 37 weeks gestation they're considered healthy frozen eggs don't cause more problems. if you've never had infertility yourself or watched a loved one struggle with it you have no room to judge

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