First Test Tube Baby Born

The birth of the world’s first “test tube baby” has been announced in Manchester.

Louise Brown was born shortly before midnight in Oldham and District General Hospital.

Weighing 5lb 12oz (2.61 kg) the baby was delivered by caesarean section because her mother, Lesley Brown, was suffering from toxaemia.

The consultant in charge of the case, Mr Patrick Steptoe, said: “All examinations showed that the baby is quite normal. The mother’s condition after delivery was also excellent.”



  1. #1 Beowulff
    July 25, 2008

    Happy 30th birthday to Louise Brown 🙂

  2. #2 ayesha
    March 9, 2010

    Louise Brown u set an revolution and start to new generation ..Test Tube baby proved to an effective method to give a ray of hope to many infertile couple .I got to know more about it through it helped me alot