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Lesley Brown, Mother of World's First IVF Baby, Dies
The woman who gave birth to the world's first test tube baby has died. Lesley Brown, 64, who lived in Whitchurch, Bristol, made history in July 1978 when her daughter Louise was born at Oldham General Hospital. Brown had been trying for a baby with her husband John for nine years before she became the first woman to give birth following IVF treatment b pioneers Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards. Brown died at the Bristol Royal Infirmary on June 6 with her family by her side, it has been announced.