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Louise Joy Brown (born July 25, 1978, in England) was the world's first baby to be conceived by in vitro fertilisation, or IVF. She is currently a postal worker and was previously a nurse at a childcare centre in Bristol. July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a technique in which egg cells are fertilised outside the womans body. ... This article focuses on the education and regulation of nurses. ... Early childhood education covers the education of a child from the period from birth to nine years of age. ... Bristol (IPA: ) is a city, unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, 115 miles (185 km) west of London and located at With a population of 400,000, and metropolitan area of 550,000, it is Englands sixth, and the United Kingdoms ninth, most populous city...

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Brown was sz├╝letett to Lesley and John Brown, who had been trying to conceive for nine years, but without success due to Lesley's blocked Fallopian tubes. On November 10, 1977, Lesley Brown underwent the procedure by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards. Female internal reproductive anatomy The Fallopian tubes or oviducts are two very fine tubes leading from the ovaries of female mammals into the uterus. ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Patrick Christopher Steptoe (June 9, 1913, Witney, England - March 21, 1988) was a British obstetrician and gynaecologist and a pioneer of fertility treatment. ... Robert Geoffrey Edwards, born September 29, 1925 in Leeds, England, is a physiologist and pioneer in reproductive medicine. ...


Crucially, although the Browns knew the procedure was experimental, the doctors did not tell them that no case had yet resulted in a baby, raising questions of informed consent.[1] Informed consent is a legal condition whereby a person can be said to have given consent based upon an appreciation and understanding of the facts and implications of an action. ...


Brown was born at 11:47 p.m. at Oldham General Hospital, Oldham, through a planned caesarean section. She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces (2.608 kg) at birth. Her birth was videotaped. Oldham General Hospital is a hospital in Oldham, Greater Manchester, North West England, United Kingdom. ... Oldham is a large town in the north-west of England. ... A caesarean section (cesarean section AE), or c-section, is a form of childbirth in which a surgical incision is made through a mothers abdomen (laparotomy) and uterus (hysterotomy) to deliver one or more babies. ...


She has a sister, Natalie, also conceived through IVF. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a technique in which egg cells are fertilized outside the mothers body in cases where conception is difficult or impossible through normal intercourse. ...


Brown married Wesley Mullinder on 4 September 2004. She is due to give birth in January 2007, more than two years after she began trying to get pregnant. The child was conceived naturally. [1] September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

Cited references

  1. ^ Robin Marantz Henig, Pandora's Baby, Houghton Mifflin, 2004, p 134

External link

  • BBC profile of Louise Brown (July, 2003)

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BBC NEWS | Health | Profile: Louise Brown (504 words)
On the 25th anniversary, Louise is doing her bit for the fertility "community", guest starring at a grand party at Bourn Hall clinic for hundreds of babies who followed in her footsteps.
These days Louise is working as a postal worker in the Bristol area, an occupation lending itself to puns about "deliveries" - just as her previous job as a nursery nurse proved useful to writers and reporters.
Louise Brown, however, has ended up as the perfect advert for IVF in the face of critics and sceptics - a picture of health and level-headed normality.
Louise Brown Information (182 words)
Louise Joy Brown (born July 25, 1978, in England) was the world's first baby to be conceived by in vitro fertilisation, or IVF.
Brown was born to Lesley and John Brown, who had been trying to conceive for nine years, but without success due to Lesley's blocked Fallopian tubes.
On November 10, 1977, Lesley Brown underwent the procedure by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards.
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