Ex-Miss World Diana Hayden gives birth from frozen egg


Former Miss World and actress Diana Hayden became proud mother of a baby girl born out of an egg she froze eight years ago. Diana reportedly gave birth to Arya on Saturday, January 9, at the Surya Mother and Child Hospital in Santa Cruz, Mumbai.

Arya’s birth is proof that egg freezing which was considered technically difficult until a decade ago, works and could liberate woman from the constant worry of the ever ticking biological clock.

Diana learnt about the egg freezing technology when she was 32 way back in 2006 and took the wise decision of freezing her eggs. She froze 16 eggs between October 2007 and March 2008.

“I froze my eggs for two reasons; I was busy with my career at that time and, more important, I was very clear that I was going to wait to fall in love and marry before having a baby,” the 42-year-old beauty said in her interaction with a leading daily.

"A career woman need not think about her biological clock and get pressurized into getting married earlier than she wants to or have a baby when she isn't ready," she added.

Diana got married to American Collin Dick in September, 2013. The couple learned that Diana suffers from a condition called endometriosis which results from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the womb. It makes difficult for women to produce quality eggs. That is when Diana and Collin decided to attempt a test-tube baby and thaw Diana's frozen eggs.

Arya weighed 3.7kg and was 55cm long, while the average weight and length of newborns in India are 2.6kg and 48cm. Diana and Collin’s bundle of joy Arya is a marvel of the new age medical technology. Her birth is sure to instil a ray of hope and optimism in many woman who want to wait for the right moment to become a mother, be it for professional reasons or for being with the right partner.