Every birth is a miracle, but some births are a bit more miraculous than others. In this case, the phrase "the miracle of birth" couldn't possibly be more fitting - this child was born to an infertile woman.
Earlier this week, my colleague described how this birth came to be. The mother of this child was successfully treated for a condition called primary ovarian insufficiency. The treatment was developed in the lab of Stanford professor of obstetrics and gynecology Aaron Hsueh, PhD, and the man shown in the image above, Kazuhiro Kawamura, MD, PhD, of the St. Marianna University School of Medicine, managed the clinical component of this trial.
This is the first baby conceived though a treatment of this kind.
Previously: Oh, baby! Infertile woman gives birth through Stanford-developed technique and Researchers describe procedure that induces egg growth in infertile women
Photo by Kazuhiro Kawamura, MD, PhD