Girl Is Born in Tennessee From Embryo Frozen for 27 Years

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Girl Is Born in Tennessee From Embryo Frozen for 27 Years

For someone being a parent means everything to them. Somehow few couples are not being capable of having a baby due to various reasons. In such a situation, technology helps them to fulfill their dream.

Tina Gibson, twenty-nine years old, an elementary schoolteacher in Knoxville, had been praying for a baby for many years. Last October, she gave birth to a little girl named Molly, which broke the record for the longest frozen embryo to result in a live birth. What most exciting thing is this record was held by her sister in previously who spent 24 years on ice before her delivery in November 2017.

Girl Is Born in Tennessee From Embryo Frozen for 27 Years
Image Credit: Haleigh Crabtree Photography
Girl Is Born in Tennessee From Embryo Frozen for 27 Years
Image Credit: Benjamin and Tina Gibson

Molly was born from an embryo frozen in October 1992, almost twenty-seven years in a cryogenic freezer in the Midwest. After two decades, the embryo was thawed and transferred to the uterus of Tina.

Girl Is Born in Tennessee From Embryo Frozen for 27 Years
Image Credit: Haleigh Crabtree Photography
Girl Is Born in Tennessee From Embryo Frozen for 27 Years
Image Credit: Tina Gibson/The National Embryo Donation Center/CNN

As per Tina, since she had to struggle over five years to adopt a child with a long process, she decided to take this medical miracle. Though they research the donor parent’s ages and even their medical and physical background, the ages of embryos were not considered. But Dr. Jeffrey Keenan, director of the National Embryo Donation Center, Tennessee, explained the age of embryos doesn’t affect for baby’s health; she mitigated her nervousness. Now the age of the embryo is something they laugh. “We always joke that Emma is an old soul, she does something, and I’ll say, ‘That’s the ’90s baby coming out in you.’” Tina said.

Girl Is Born in Tennessee From Embryo Frozen for 27 Years
Image Credit: Haleigh Crabtree Photography
Girl Is Born in Tennessee From Embryo Frozen for 27 Years
Image Credit: Benjamin and Tina Gibson

Generally, people are still hesitant about giving their embryos. But as per Tina, it’s a gift for her from another generous couple.

Girl Is Born in Tennessee From Embryo Frozen for 27 Years
Image Credit: ABC News

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