Every day, millions of couples around the world try to get pregnant but unfortunately some of them discover that they can’t. These couples decide to run tests and find out the reason why they have infertility problems. The process of analyzing and gathering information can sometimes be long and without specific results. That is the reason why many couples go for test tube baby procedure or IFV treatment (in-vitro fertilization treatment).
What is test tube baby procedure?
Test tube baby is a procedure in which the eggs are taken from the ovaries and fertilized with a sperm. Once the eggs are fertilized, they become embryos and one or more of these embryos are transferred to the woman’s uterus. After they are transferred, one of the eggs will hopefully implant. If it’s not, the procedure will repeat again.
Louise Joy Brown – The World’s First Test Tube Baby
The first tube baby Louise Joy Brown was born in Great Britain on July 25, 1978. Even though the technology that was used to made the conception of Louise possible was showed as an achievement in medicine as well in science, it provoked the idea that this is a real possibility that can be offered to women who are not able to get pregnant.
After close monitoring, Lesley showed signs that the procedure was successful. No apparent problems were detected and after 9 months Louise was born.
Before the first tube baby Louise, these women who were not able to conceive (known as infertile women) had absolutely no hope of being mothers. But today, with the advancement of technology and the improvements in medicine women have the opportunity to try and get pregnant.
Test tube baby or in-vitro fertilization is one of the most used procedures today by infertile couples worldwide.