Frozen embryos produce better babies than fresh ones, according to data presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Barcelona.
Yes, just like when you freeze that homemade tomato sauce for “next-day” freshness.
The study found that frozen embryos that were thawed and placed in the mother’s womb had higher birth weights and less incidences of abnormalities. There were also less cases of multiple births — which of course leads to fewer complications.
A possible reason for the superior nature of these frozen embryos? It might not be the process of freezing itself but the fact that only the most healthy embryos are chosen for and survive the implantation process.
Some notable people who started life as frozen embryos: