WONDERS OF SCIENCE
A miracle baby was technically 28 years old when she was born and just 18 months younger than her own mum thanks to the wonders of science.
Molly Everette Gibson was born using an embryo frozen in October 1992 – only 18 months after her mother, Tina, now 29, was born in April 1991.
‘Miracle Molly’ broke the previous record held by her sister, Emma Wren, who spent 24 years as an embryo on ice before she was born in November 2017.
Both full genetic embryos were frozen together and transferred to Tina’s uterus three years apart.
New mum Tina told the New York Post : “It’s hard to wrap your head around it, but as far as we’re concerned, Molly is our little miracle.”
The pair, married now for 10 years, had previously fostered kids and were considering traditional adoption. But, in early 2017, Tina’s parents told them about the nonprofit organization after watching an item about it on the local TV news.
According to researchers at the University of Tennessee Preston Medical Library, the girl enters the history books as the longest-frozen embryo known to result in a live birth.
Remarkably, Molly’s Oct. 26 arrival broke the previous record held by her sister, Emma Wren, who spent 24 years on ice before her delivery in November 2017.
The embryos were frozen together and are full genetic siblings. They were thawed nearly three years apart at the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) before their respective transfers into Tina’s uterus.