Mum gives birth to twins from ‘world’s longest-frozen embryos’ created 30 years ago

Mum gives birth to twins from ‘world’s longest-frozen embryos’ created 30 years ago

A mum has given birth to twins born from embryos that had been frozen for over 30 years in what is though to be a record breaking feat.

Lydia and Timothy Ridgeway were born on October 31 this year but the embryos they grew from were frozen on April 22, 1992.
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According to the National Embryo Donation Center, this is likely the longest-frozen embryos to ever result in a live birth.

Parents Rachel and Philip Ridgeway were understandably thrilled, reports CNN.

“There is something mind-boggling about it,” Mr Ridgeway said as he, “I was 5 years old when God gave life to Lydia and Timothy, and he’s been preserving that life ever since.”

The couple have four other children, ages 8, 6, 3 and almost 2, although none were conceived via IVF.

This scientific achievement cannot be formally recognised as a record as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t track how long embryos have been frozen among their data.

Despite this there is no evidence of an older embryo being used in a successful birth.

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