Twins born from frozen embryos 30 years ago

Washington, (EFE).- An American couple gave birth three weeks ago to two twin babies conceived thirty years ago, whose embryos had been frozen since 1992, US media reported on Monday.

According to the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC), although there is no official global data to support it, these embryos would be the oldest used successfully.

The mother is Rachel Ridgeway and she is only three years older than the embryos, which are now two babies named Lydia Ann and Timothy Ronald.

The twins’ biological mother was a 34-year-old egg donor and their father was 50 when they were conceived.

Twins born from frozen embryos 30 years ago

As explained by the clinic, other embryos that would be siblings of the current ones were allegedly implanted at some point in the woman.

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Timothy and Lydia spent 15 years waiting at a West Coast fertility clinic, then another 15 years stored in the laboratory at Southeastern Fertility, an NEDC affiliate medical clinic.

Previously, a 24-year-old embryo and a 27-year-old were the oldest successfully used in the past, through NEDC.

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