One woman gave birth to an unprecedented daughter who lived as a frozen embryo for 24 years.
Gibson and her husband, Benjamin, welcomed baby Emma Wren to the National Embryo Donation Center, Knoxville, in late November. The couple calls the new birth a “sweet miracle”The “wonderful” baby has set a new world record for the longest frozen embryo to reach birth.
It is believed that Little Emma is the oldest known frozen embryo that came to a successful birth and surpassed the former record holder who was 20 years old at birth.
The new mother, Tina Gibson, admits that she was anesthetized when she discovered that she had such an old egg.”Are you aware that I’m 25 years old?” This embryo and I could have been best friends, “said Emmas mother Tina Gibson to the journalist.
The first baby in the world born after it was frozen as an embryo, was in Australia in 1984, reports the National Center for Fertility Support.
Many have found Gibson’s story to be very inspiring as it could mean the potential for even more people to become parents in the future through the technology of frozen embryos.
There are no standard statistics on how many frozen embryos stored in the United States.But The National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) and other organizations estimate that it could be a million.
According to experts, there is no evidence that frozen embryos have increased the risk of birth defects regardless of age.It is assumed that the child is the most famous frozen embryo that leads to a successful birth.
About 12 percent of American women aged 15 to 55 or 7.3 million have used some kind of fertility service, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The use of Assisted Reproduction Techniques has doubled over the last decades, and in 2015, birth to birth of 73,000 babies, about 1.6 percent of all births in the United States. UU
The National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) in Knoxville is a faith based organization founded in 2003 that collects embryos from all 50 states. About 75 percent of the donated embryos survive the freeze-thaw process, and about 49 percent of the transfers lead to live birth, according to his website.