Happy Birthday IVF!
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|Wed, 07-25-2012 - 3:57pm|
Today marks the 34th annivesary of the birth of the first IVF baby!
Carolyn Savage did an article on if for the Today Show, talking about what has changed, or not changed, since Louise Brown was born in England: http://moms.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/25/12931520-happy-birthday-ivf-inconceivable-mom-looks-back-at-first-test-tube-baby?lite
When I watched the original TODAY report on the birth of the first IVF baby, I smiled. In 2010, Dr. Robert G. Edwards was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his role in the birth of in-vitro fertilization. At that time, according to the Nobel committee, nearly four million children had been born as a result of Dr. Edwards' work. As the genetic mom of three IVF daughters, and the de facto surrogate mom of a very loved little boy, I will be eternally grateful to Dr. Edwards and all of theother ethical physicians who have followed in his footsteps.
Do you have any thoughts to share on this anniversary?