domingo, julho 25, 2021

O primeiro bebé-proveta nasceu há 43 anos

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Louise Joy Brown (born 25 July 1978) is the first person to have been conceived by in vitro fertilization, or IVF.
Louise Brown was born at Oldham General Hospital, Oldham, by planned caesarean section delivered by registrar John Webster. She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces (2.608 kg) at birth. Her parents, Lesley and John Brown, had been trying to conceive for nine years. They faced complications of blocked fallopian tubes.
On 10 November 1977, Lesley Brown underwent a procedure, later to become known as IVF, developed by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards. Edwards was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Medicine for this work. Although the media referred to Brown as a "test tube baby", her conception actually took place in a petri dish. Her younger sister, Natalie Brown, was also conceived through IVF four years later, and became the world's fortieth IVF baby. In May 1999, Natalie was the first IVF baby to give birth herself - naturally - to daughter Casey.
In 2004, Louise married nightclub doorman Wesley Mullinder. Dr. Edwards attended their wedding. Their son Cameron, conceived naturally, was born on 20 December 2006.
John, Louise's father, died in 2006. Her mother, Lesley, died on 6 June 2012 in Bristol Royal Infirmary, at the age of 64, due to complications from a gallbladder infection.

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