First Test Tube Baby Was Born

Louise Joy Brown

First Test Tube Baby Was Born

Louise Joy Brown is the world’s first baby to be born from a test tube. On July 25, 1978, Brown was conceived by via in vitro fertilization (IVF) at Oldham and District General Hospital in Manchester England. The baby was delivered healthy and weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces (2.608 kg) at birth.

Louise Joy Brown is the child of Lesley and Peter Brown. Before giving birth to Louise, Lesley Brown had faced complications of blocked fallopian tubes. In November 1977, she underwent a procedure, later to become known as in vitro fertilization (IVF). A mature egg from her ovaries was used in a laboratory dish with her husband’s sperm to form an embryo. Four years later her younger sister, Natalie Brown was also conceived through IVF.

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