A Baby Was Born From An Embryo That Was Frozen For 24 Years
It sounds like science fiction, but it’s not. An embryo that was frozen for over 24 years was implanted in a woman’s uterus, and delivered successfully!
The news was announce through a press release from the National Embryo Donation Center, and the lucky baby is Emma Wren Gibson, born on November 25 to Tina and Benjamin Gibson of East Tennessee.
According to CNN, Benjamin had cystic fibroses, which made it difficult to get pregnant seeing as the condition likely makes men infertile. After siting through 500 embryo donor profiles, they selected three embryos to adopt. They learned later how long each egg had been frozen.
The embryo was frozen in 1992, and in March 2017, Tina had it transferred. (The embryo that would become Emma was frozen when her mommy Tina was only a year old)
“Emma is such a sweet miracle,” Benjamin said in NEDC’s press release. “I think she looks pretty perfect to have been frozen all those years ago.”