Made this world record as soon as it was born
This case is from Oregon, USA, where in April 1992, twins were born from Embryos Frozen. These Oregon twins have also broken the record of children born from embryos frozen for 27 years earlier in 2020. Earlier this record was in the name of Molly Gibson, born in 2020, whose embryo was stored for 27 years.
Know the name and weight of the children born from the oldest fetus
These two twins were born in Oregon on October 31 to Rachel Ridgway and Philip Ridgway, breaking the previous record, reports CNN. According to the National Embryo Donation Center, these twins have a boy and a girl named Lydia and Timothy Ridgeway. These babies are the longest frozen embryos to lead to a live birth. Baby girl Lydia was born at 5 pounds, 11 ounces, (2.5 kg) while baby boy Timothy was born at 6 pounds, 7 ounces (2.92 kg).
Know how this miracle happened
These twins are the result of embryo donation. Usually from parents who have extra embryos after successfully producing a child through in vitro fertilization (IVF). This is the embryo of an anonymous donor couple thirty years ago. who used in vitro fertilization and donated embryos that had been cryopreserved at 200 degrees below zero.
preserved in the lab
The embryos, which were frozen on April 22, 1992, were frozen at the West Coast Fertility Lab until 2007. The couple donated it to the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC). Fifteen years later, these babies were born from frozen embryos.
Know why this couple chose this embryo
Significantly, the Ridgway couple of America, whose frozen embryos resulted in the birth of Lydia and Timothy, already have four children. Whose age is eight, six, three and two years. Ridgway decided to have more children using donated embryos. When the couple was looking for an embryo for themselves, they came across this embryo in a category called special consideration, which meant embryos for which recipients were not available, meaning that it was difficult to find takers for the embryos.
Became the parents of the world’s biggest children
However, we were not looking to take embryos that had been stored for a long time, Ridgway said. We just had our mind that we will take the embryo that is waiting. But when our eyes fell on it, we found it special and because of these lovely children, we became the parents of the biggest children in the world. Even though he has just been born and is a newborn.