The First Test-Tube Baby

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Louise Joy Brown (born July L25, 1978, in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England) is the world’s first baby to be conceived by in vitro fertilizations, or IVF. Brown was born to Lesley and John Brown. On November 10, 1977, Lesley Brown underwent the procedure by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards.

She was born at 11:47 p.m. at Oldham General Hospital, Oldham, through a planned caesarean section delivered by registrar John Webster. She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces (2.608 kg) at birth.

  • What is a test-tube baby?

A baby who develops from an embryo produced by the fusion of an ovum with sperm outside the womb of a woman. Usually, the early development takes place in a laboratory after artificial insemination and the embryo is later implanted in womb.

In the process of development, the test-tube functions like a fallopian tube, or an oviduct. The method of developing test-tube children was invented by Dr. Patrick Stepto and Robert Edwards. The first test tube baby was Louise Brown who was born perfectly normal in Britain in 1978.

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