Being a parent means everything to some people. Due to a variety of factors, a small number of couples are unable to conceive a child. In this case, technology aids people in realizing their ambition.
Tina Gibson, a twenty-nine-year-old Knoxville elementary schoolteacher, had been hoping for a child for a long time. She gave birth to Molly, a tiny girl, in October, breaking the record for the longest frozen embryo to result in a live delivery. The most exciting part is that this record was previously held by her sister, who lasted 24 years on ice until giving birth in November 2017.
Molly was born from an embryo that had been stored in a cryogenic freezer in the Midwest since October 1992. The embryo was frozen and implanted to Tina’s uterus after two decades.
Tina opted to pursue this medical miracle since she had struggled for five years to adopt a child through a lengthy procedure. Despite the fact that they looked into the ages of the donor parents, as well as their medical and physical histories, the ages of the embryos were not taken into account. However, Dr. Jeffrey Keenan, director of the National Embryo Donation Center in Tennessee, emphasized that the age of embryos had no bearing on the health of the kid, which calmed her fears. They now make a joke about the embryo’s age. “We constantly joke that Emma has an ancient spirit, and whenever she does something, I say, ‘That’s the ’90s baby coming out in you.'” Tina remarked.
People are still afraid to donate their embryos in general. But, according to Tina, it’s a present from another nice couple.
Originally published on the virallk