The Baby Girl Has Made History After Being Born From An Eᴍʙʀʏᴏ Tʜᴀᴛ Wᴀs Fʀᴏᴢᴇɴ 27 Years Ago
Molly Everette Gibson was born on October 26 to her mom Tina Gibson, who was only one year old when her daughter’s ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ was Fʀᴏᴢᴇɴ back in 1992.
The ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ was ᴛʜᴀᴡᴇᴅ in February and ᴛʀᴀɴsFᴇʀʀᴇᴅ to her mom’s ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜs, marking the longest time on record an ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ has been Fʀᴏᴢᴇɴ before a successful birth. In a first show of sibling ʀɪᴠᴀʟʀʏ, Mᴏʟʟʏ ʙᴇᴀᴛ her own sister’s existing record after Emma Wren Gibson was born in 2017, 24 years after her ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ was Fʀᴏᴢᴇɴ.
Molly entered the world weighing a healthy 6 pounds 13 ounces in October to join mom Tina, dad Ben and sister Emma. Her ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ had been Fʀᴏᴢᴇɴ on October 14 1992 before being ᴛʜᴀᴡᴇᴅ by National ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ Donation Center Lab Director & ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏlogist Carol Sommerfelt on February 10 this year.
Her ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ was then implanted into Tina’s ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜs by NEDC President & Medical Director Dr. Jeffrey Keenan two days later on February 12.
Molly ɢʀᴇᴡ ᴛᴏ Fᴜʟʟ ᴛᴇʀᴍ and was born on October 26, becoming the latest addition to the Gibson clan. Until Molly’s birth, her three-year-old sister Emma was the ᴘʀᴇᴠɪᴏᴜs ʀᴇᴄᴏʀᴅ-ʜᴏʟᴅᴇʀ for the longest Fʀᴏᴢᴇɴ human ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ to result in a successful birth.
Emma’s ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ was Fʀᴏᴢᴇɴ on the same day as her sister’s back in 1992 – about a year and a half after Tina was born – mThe Gibsons told ABC News at the time that they had been unsure about ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ ᴅᴏɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴡʜᴇɴ Tɪɴᴀ’s Fᴀᴛʜᴇʀ Fɪʀsᴛ sᴜɢɢᴇsᴛᴇᴅ ɪᴛ ᴀs ᴀɴ ᴏᴘᴛɪᴏɴ to them.
The couple said, after a while, they came around to the idea and visited the National ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ Donation Center in Tennessee
They looked through one-page profiles of prospective ᴅᴏɴᴏʀs before selecting their preferred choice. Sommerfelt said the fact the two sisters have both been born successfully shows the advancement of technology.
‘When Tina and Ben returned for their sɪʙʟɪɴɢ ᴛʀᴀɴsꜰᴇʀ, I was thrilled that the remaining two ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs from the ᴅᴏɴᴏʀ that resulted in Emma Wren’s birth sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇᴅ the thaw and developed into two very good quality ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs for their transfer,’ said Sommerfelt.
‘This definitely reflects on the technology used all those years ago and its ability to preserve the ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs for future use under an indefinite time frame.’