TEL AVIV (Jan. 31)
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.