According to the Preston Medical Library at the University of Tennessee, a woman from eastern Tennessee has successfully delivered the longest frozen embryo. The National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) says baby Emma Wren was born on November 25 with Benjamin and Tina Gibson. “I never thought I could have a pregnancy, have a baby, a miracle so sweet and a wonderful miracle,” said Tina Gibson, who has faced infertility for years. Emma was cryopreserved in 1992 before being transferred to Tina Gibson’s uterus earlier this year thanks to the transfer of frozen embryos.
Emma was conceived about eighteen months after the birth of Tina Gibson, 26 years old. “Emma is a sweet miracle,” said Benjamin Gibson. “I think it seems very perfect to have frozen so many years ago.” NEDC Medical Director, Dr. Jeffrey Kennan, hopes the story will lead to more couples who have embryos stored long term, considering the donation to help more families.
The center’s embryo adoption program resulted in approximately 700 pregnancies. The center works to protect the life of frozen embryos. “It is very moving and very rewarding to see that 24.5-year-old frozen embryos using old cryopreservation techniques of slow freezing early on the first day of development at the pronuclear stage can result in 100 percent survival of embryos with 100 to a hundred more development at the embryo stage by day 3, “said NEDC laboratory director Carol Sommerfelt. “I will always remember what the Gibsons said when they were presented with the image of their embryos at the time of the transfer:”
These embryos were perhaps my best friends “since Tina was only 25 years old at the time of the transfer. transfer.” continued Sommerfelt. The new parents said they are very grateful for the opportunity that brought them to what they call the perfect embryo and now his perfect daughter. “I think it’s just proof that God is something of a miracle. I think she was chosen. I do not think we chose, I think it was chosen, “said Tina Gibson