More than 80 lakhs test tube babies born (from IVF) since the birth of Louise Brown, 40 years ago.
Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby, was born 40 years ago at Oldham General Hospital, UK. Her in vitro conception was led by the Cambridge reproductive biologist Robert Edwards and the Oldham gynaecologist Patrick Steptoe.
Since then the practice of IVF pregnancy has boomed and millions of women have fulfilled their dream of becoming a parent.
Especially in India, the taboo of not having a child puts a lot of pressure on even the young mothers.It is no more difficult for such women to seek help from a Gynaecologist.IVF service providers are everywhere. Every nook and corner of most cities, you get to see maternity hospitals displaying their IVF facility.
Though there have been anxiety and concerns that has been raised regarding the health of babies born after IVF, so far there is no significant difference between normally conceived babies and the babies born following IVF conception, apart from being smaller in size (with IVF pregnancy).
We would have to stand in the shoes of childless women to understand why IVF pregnancy has become a roaring success!!!