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Celebrating the World’s First IVF Baby!

By Tracey Minella

July 25th, 2016 at 10:01 am

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Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy birthday, dear Louise Brown. Happy Birthday to you.

 

Many of you are too young to remember where you were when news of the birth of the World’s first “test tube” baby hit the stands. Maybe you were playing with Barbies, or maybe you weren’t even born yet. I remember it though.

 

I was a young teen just learning about reproduction, reading the newspaper in our brown, gold, orange and white classic 70’s kitchen. I remember hearing the sensational, seemingly sci-fi news and thinking it was cool. Dad was intrigued. Mom was mortified.

 

Little did I know then how important this day in history would be in my own life. And how IVF technology would be the answer to my own dream of becoming a mother some twenty years later.

 

For the past several years, I recognize Louise Brown’s birthday in some little way. It may be a blog post, or just a moment of reflection on how thankful I am for her mom’s courage way back then. I’ve even had a cupcake or raised a glass on her behalf. It’s my little way of honoring the woman whose birth led to the births of my own children decades later.

 

Here’s an IVF trivia question in her honor:

Louise is not the first IVF baby to have her own baby, but Louise is related to the first IVF baby to have her own baby. What is the woman’s name and what is their relationship?

 

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If you could say anything to Louise Brown’s mother, what would you say?

 

 

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World’s First IVF Baby is 35!

By Tracey Minella

July 25th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

 

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Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy birthday, dear Louise Brown. Happy Birthday to you.

Many of you are too young to remember where you were 35 years ago today…when news of the birth of the World’s first “test tube” baby hit the stands. Maybe you were playing with Barbies, or maybe you weren’t even born yet. I remember it though.

I was a young teen just learning about reproduction, reading the newspaper in our brown, gold, orange and white classic 70’s kitchen. I remember hearing the sensational, seemingly sci-fi news and thinking it was cool. Dad was intrigued. Mom was mortified.

Little did I know then how important this day in history would be in my own life. And how IVF technology would be the answer to my own dream of becoming a mother some twenty years later.

For the past several years, I recognize Louise Brown’s birthday in some little way. It may be a blog post, or just a moment of reflection on how thankful I am for her mom’s courage way back then. I’ve even had a cupcake or raised a glass on her behalf. It’s my little way of honoring the woman whose birth led to the births of my own children decades later.

Here’s an IVF trivia question in honor of today:

Louise is not the first IVF baby to have her own baby, but Louise is related to the first IVF baby to have her own baby. What is the woman’s name and what is their relationship?

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If you could say anything to Louise Brown’s mother, what would you say?

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Happy Birthday to the World’s First Test Tube Baby!

By Tracey Minella

July 25th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy birthday, dear Louise Brown. Happy Birthday to you. Are ya one, are ya two, are ya three…?

Do you remember where you were when you heard about the birth of the World’s first “test tube” baby? Probably not. But I do.

I was just learning about reproduction as a young teen, reading the newspaper in my parents’ brown, gold, orange and white classic 70’s kitchen, when I learned the sensational, seemingly sci-fi news. I remember thinking it was cool. Dad was intrigued. Mom was mortified.

Little did I know then how important that day in history would be in my own life. And how that very technology would be the answer to my own dream of becoming a mother some twenty years later.

ECF is celebrating Louise Brown’s birthday with an online trivia contest and an in-office raffle today. It’s our way of honoring the woman whose birth led us to our life’s work… and for some of us… to our own children.

Patients can come in to any ECF office today (no appointment needed) and put their name in the drawing for a Scotto’s Restaurant gift certificate. Take a minute and drop in to enter!

In addition, anyone can enter our online trivia contest right here on The Fertility Daily blog. Just answer a few IVF-related questions by posting your answers as a comment this post. (Or you can answer the same questions on our ECF facebook page as a comment to today’s post.)

The first person to get all of the answers right will win a Scotto’s Restaurant gift certificate (or if not a Long Island resident, then a restaurant finder or national restaurant chain gift card). If no one gets all of the answers right, the winner will be the first person who gets the most right. If no one gets any right, I win…just kidding. I have faith in you guys. [Hint: Google search!] The same person can’t win both prizes. So, in the unlikely event the same person wins both contests, ECF reserves the right to award the prize to the trivia contest winner and then pull a new raffle winner’s name.

The winner of the trivia contest will be announced right here tomorrow as a comment to this post. The raffle winner will be notified through the office. Winners have one week to claim their certificates by contacting Lindsay Montello in the Plainview office. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited. Decisions of the ECF staff are final.

C’mon, don’t you deserve a romantic dinner for two?

So here’s the questions:

  1. In what country was the World’s first IVF Baby, Louise Brown, born?
  2. Give the last names of Louise Brown’s mother’s two IVF doctors?
  3. In what year was Louise born?
  4. Was she an only child?
  5. Was Louise’s first child conceived naturally or through IVF?
  6. Louise is not the first IVF baby to have her own baby, but Louise is related to the first IVF baby to have her own baby. What is the woman’s name and what is their relationship?

That’s all folks. Good luck!

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