Test-tube Triplets Born in Israel

A woman implanted with frozen embryos gave birth to triplets Monday, the second test-tube birth in Israel within 24 hours.

The 37-year-old mother from Rishon le-Zion thereby upstaged a woman from Ashkelon who bore twin boys from frozen embryos a day earlier.

The triplets, boys, were delivered by Caesarean section at Assaf Harofeh Hospital in Tzrifin. Their birth weights were 3.1, 3.3 and 3.7 pounds.

The woman, who has an 8-year-old son, was unable to conceive again and was treated for infertility. Her ova were removed, fertilized and stored in deep freeze until she was medically ready for implantation.

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