Medical History Moment - First IVF Baby Born
July 25th, 1978, 11:47 pm, Louise Joy Brown, the first baby successfully conceived via In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) was born. This method, pioneered by Dr. Patrick Steptoe and Dr. Robert Edwards, has led to millions of babies being born worldwide to parents who otherwise may never have known the joy of having a child.
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In July of 2012, the number of babies born globally through IVF passed the 5 million mark. This once controversial treatment has now become one of the most common methods for overcoming infertility.