On July 25th 1978, Louise Joy Brown was born in Oldham by a Cambridge doctor, one Robert Edwards. Born a healthy 5 pounds 12 ounces, her proud father, John Brown stated, ‘there is no difference between her and any other little girl. We just helped nature a bit, that’s all’ (people.com).

First IVF Baby Louise Brown - 1978

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First IVF Birth Facts

  • Name – Louise Joy Brown (now Mullinder)
  • Date of Birth – 25th July 1978
  • Weight – 5 pounds 12 ounces
  • Father – John Brown
  • Location – Oldham & General District Hospital, United Kingdom
  • Louise was the only birth from the 280 women involved in the experiment
  • Born via caesarian section
  • Doctors – Patrick Steptoe & Robert Edwards
  • Conceived via IVF
  • Over 8 million births via IVF to date

Happy birthday Louise