An American couple had twin babies whose embryos were frozen and had been conceived 30 years ago, in 1992, media outlets in the United States (USA) announced on Monday.
For the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC), these will be the embryos oldest to be used successfullyalthough there are no official global data to support this information.
The mother, Rachel Ridgeway, is just three years older than the embryos, who are now two babies named Lydia Ann and Timothy Ronald.
The babies’ biological mother was a 34-year-old egg donor and their father was 50 when they were conceived.
The clinic explained that other embryos, which would be siblings of the current ones, were implanted at some point in that womanr.
Timothy and Lydia, who were born three weeks ago, spent 15 years waiting in a West Coast fertility clinic and then another 15 years stored in the lab at Southeastern Fertility, an NEDC-affiliated medical clinic.
According to the NEDC, the previous record for older embryos successfully used was a 27 years old🇧🇷