Who was the First Baby Born Using IVF?

The Birth of Louise Brown – an Historic Milestone in Modern Medical Advancements

Louise Brown First IVF Baby

Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby” with her mother Lesley

Photo taken October 9, 1978 by Brian Bould / Daily Mail

A healthy baby, Louise Brown, was born on July 25th, 1978 using IVF to Lesley and John Brown after 9 years of failed attempts to have a child naturally.

The British scientist Robert Edwards was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for the development of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Edwards’ work with gynecologist, Stephen Steptoe (deceased), led to the first, healthy IVF baby born on July 25, 1978. It was stated that Professor Edwards had the vision that IVF could be useful as a treatment for infertility in as early as the 1950’s. Infertility is a problem affecting around 15-20% of couples globally.

First IVF Baby with IVF Inventor

Louise Brown’s 30th Birthday Reunion

Professor Robert Edwards, Lesley Brown (mother), Louise Brown (the world’s first “test tube baby”) with her son Cameron.

Photo was taken on July 12, 2008 by  by Bourn Hall Clinic.

Dr. Edwards is still in contact with the first ‘test tube baby’, Louise Brown, who will turn 33 this year.

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