Happy 40th, IVF and Louise Brown.
Louise: Your mum was one hell of a woman, and I’m glad you got to grow up knowing how much she did to have you become a part of her life. Because of her determination, we have the strength to continue to believe in our dreams.
And to those pioneering doctors, and others who have helped welcome some 8 million babies into this world, giving women like me much hope, I thank you.
Read Time.com’s interview with the world’s first “glass jar baby” (because there are literally no test tubes involves in IVF) here, or if you’d rather listen, here is NPR’s story:
Ps: if anyone can tell me why this damn embed code isn’t working right, I would be grateful!