With many medical advancements being made and available to couples looking to become parents, babies are now being born in unconventional ways. From the options of surrogacy and frozen embryos, couples are exploring the latest options of childbirth. The Gibson family has a miracle story to tell, welcoming their pride and joy from a frozen embryo that’s been that’s been kept for over 24 years.
Tina and Benjamin, the new parents of a miracle baby, never thought they’d be able to have kids. After considering adoption and fostering, they set their sights on the National Embryo Donation Centre in Knoxville, Tennessee. Deciding on the option of a frozen embryo transfer, she became pregnant, which they considered being a miracle in itself. What the doctors came and told them next was the real miracle of the story.
Considered to be a new world record, the frozen embryo that entered her body was said to be frozen for over 24 years, the same year that the mother, Tina, was born. “You know, we could’ve been best friends!” the mother jokingly said. Little Emma Wren, the couple believes, was always destined to be part of their plan. “I think she looks pretty perfect to have been frozen all those years ago,” the father, Benjamin said. After a healthy pregnancy, Emma Wren was born with no abnormalities, the couple believes that their baby is a “gift from the lord” despite the science behind it.
Bringing joy to a couple who genuinely wanted to become parents, this serves as an inspiration to others who may be experiencing difficulty with pregnancy. Although it may be unconventional, it’s evident that an option like this works, and can change the lives of those who have been seeking parenthood for so long.
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