Philip and Rachel Ridgeway were children when their sons Lydia and Timothy were conceived.  / EPA
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Some twins were born a few days ago in Tennessee, USAfrom two embryos frozen 30 years ago.

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It is probably about frozen embryos for a longer time that result in a successful birth.

The embryos were stored at about -128 ºC in liquid nitrogen since April 22, 1992.

Rachel Ridgeway adopted the frozen embryos and gave birth to the twins Lydia Ann and Timothy Ronald last October 31. The father, Philip RidgewayHe said it was “amazing”.

The previous record holder was Molly Gibson, who was born in 2020 from an embryo that had been frozen for nearly 27 years.

“The decision … to adopt these embryos should reassure patients who wonder if anyone would be willing to adopt the embryos they created 5, 10 or 20 years ago,” said John David Gordon, MD, who transferred the embryos. .

“This answer is a resounding yes!”

Philip and Rachel Ridgeway were children when their sons Lydia and Timothy were conceived. / EPA

donated embryos

The embryos had been created for an anonymous married couple using in vitro fertilization. The man was in his 50s and allegedly went to a 34-year-old egg donor.

They were stored in a fertility lab on the West Coast of the US until 2007, when they were donated to the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) in Knoxville, Tennessee, for use by another couple. instead.

Earlier this year embryologists at NEDC partner clinic Southeastern Fertility thawed them and transferred them into their mother’s womb.

In a statement, the NEDC said it hopes the news “encourage others to experience the blessings of embryo adoption for themselves.”

They are the first children the Ridgeways, who have four other children between the ages of 1 and 8, have through IVF or donors.

“I was five years old when God gave life to Lydia and Timothy, and he’s been preserving those lives ever since,” Philip Ridgeway told CNN.

“In a sense, they are our older children and at the same time younger,” he reflected.

“There’s something amazing about that,” he said.

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