Mom Who Gave Birth to Baby From Embryo Frozen in 1992: 'It's a Miracle'
A 26-year-old mom has a "24-year-old" daughter in a dramatic pregnancy made possible by science.
Tina Gibson’s new baby girl started out as a frozen embryo in 1992, which is a year after her mom was born.
“We could have been best friends — we've kind of joked about that,” Tina Gibson told Inside Edition.
It all started a quarter century ago, when an anonymous couple donated an embryo, which was frozen and kept in storage. In March 2017, Tina Gibson and her husband Benjamin, unable to have children of their own, had the embryo implanted by a fertility specialist.
Tina, who said she found the whole process "super scary," says she was worried.
“I asked all kinds of questions — what if it doesn’t work? It may not work if it is has been frozen that long,” she told Inside Edition.
But Emma Wren was born over Thanksgiving weekend, weighing a healthy 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 20 inches.
The infant is believed to be longest-known frozen embryo to result in a successful birth.
“Everybody's asked us what we're gonna do for Christmas — we're just gonna sit and stare at her,” the new dad said, laughing.
“Just the fact that she's here, she's ours — [it is] a miracle for sure," his wife added.
Geoffrey Hawses, media director of the New Hope Fertility Center, told Inside Edition how remarkable Emma Wren's case was.
“It is absolutely astounding,” he said. “With the modern vitrification, it is suspected embryos will survive a lifetime. This is actual proof of it. Seeing that is real cool.”