Baby Born From A Frozen 27-Year-Old Embryo Is One Year Younger Than Her Mother

Molly Everette Gibson has been officially recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest preserved embryo ever produced. Despite the fact that they are only “18 months” apart, a mother triumphantly embraces her infant child. The record number is content and in excellent health, and it is 27 years old technically. Molly Everette Gibson was conceived using a frozen embryo in October 1992. In April 1991, just 18 months after the birth of her mother Tina, who is now 29 years old, the egg was preserved.
Tina, a youthful mother, told the New York Post that it is challenging to comprehend. Molly, however, is a godsend for us. According to researchers, the baby has made history as the longest-frozen embryo to successfully give birth.
Her older sister Emma Wren, who remained on ice for 24 years before giving birth in 2017, previously held the record for the longest time spent on ice. This accomplishment can contribute to sibling antagonism because Emma Wren held the record for 24 years prior to giving birth in 2017. The biological parents of the embryos are unknown, as they were anonymously donated, but they are identical siblings. Before transferring the embryos to Tina’s uterus, the National Embryology Center froze them.
Tina and Benjamin, a 36-year-old couple, initially sought assistance from NEDC after five years of natural conception attempts. Benjamin has cystic fibrosis, which can render a woman infertile. After ten years of marriage and rearing children,
Tina’s parents heard about the NGO on the evening news. “We were like, ‘That sounds ridiculous,'” she recalled. We have no interest, thanks. After that, we couldn’t stop thinking about it and couldn’t stop.” Tina learnt on transfer day that Frozen has been around for twenty-four years. She explains, “I asked Dr. Jeffrey Keenan, a specialist, ‘What does that mean?'”
After some time, the Gibsons decided to give their daughter a sibling, and the decision to transfer the two remaining embryos from the same donor was straightforward. NEDC has assisted in more than a thousand embryo births and deliveries, and it currently performs approximately 200 embryo transfers annually. Couples have the option of receiving “closed” or “open” embryos, which permit communication with the donor family in a manner similar to traditional adoption.
Molly and Emma are cousins and are two of Gibson’s children. In 1992, when Tina Gibson was just over a year old, both embryos were collectively donated and preserved.
NEDC reports that before Molly was born this year, the eldest embryo ever to be born was Emma’s 24-year-old embryo. According to Mr. Mellinger, it is undoubtedly conceivable that a 30-year-old embryo will give birth one day.

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