US woman, 26 year old Tina Gibson has given birth to a healthy baby girl from an embryo that was frozen in 1992. "Do you realize I'm only 25? This embryo and I could have been best friends. I just wanted a baby. I don't care if it's a world record or not.” Tina Gibson told CNN.
A frozen embryo transfer is a cycle where a frozen embryo from a previous fresh IVF cycle is thawed and transferred back into a woman's uterus. There is no need to undergo another cycle of hormone stimulation and an egg collection.
Singleton babies conceived from frozen thawed embryos have decreased risks of small for gestational age, low birth weight and preterm delivery but increased risks of large for gestational age and high birth weight associated with pregnancies. Recent study showed the risk of ectopic pregnancy is lower in frozen-thawed embryo transfer cycles than fresh embryo transfer cycles.
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