HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE FIRST IVF BABY, LOUISE JOY BROWNPosted on: July 26, 2021, by : charitosbohospital
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE FIRST IVF BABY, LOUISE JOY BROWN
She was born on July 25, 1978 at Oldham and District General Hospital in Manchester, England, to parents Lesley and Peter Brown.
She was born through Cesarean section.
Her mother, Lesley Brown had suffered years of infertility due to blocked fallopian tubes.
She went for the then-experimental IVF procedure in November 1977, a mature egg was removed from one of her ovaries and combined in a laboratory dish with her husband’s sperm to form an embryo.
The embryo then was implanted into her uterus a few days later.
Her IVF doctors, British gynecologist Patrick Steptoe and scientist Robert Edwards, had begun their pioneering collaboration a decade earlier.
The Browns had a second daughter, Natalie, several years later, also through IVF.
Natalie had her own baby, she convinced naturally making her the first IVF baby to give birth to a child of her own.
This eased some concerns that female IVF babies would be unable to get pregnant naturally.
Louise Joy Brown her elder sister, the first ivf baby also conceived naturally and gave birth to a baby boy.
In Charitos BO Hospital, we replicate this great pioneering work to bring smiles to homes through IVF/ICSI/PGT/PGS/PGD.