I’m a little late in posting this, but I wanted to take a moment and acknowledge that one of the creators of IVF, Robert G. Edwards, won a Nobel prize for medicine!
This is amazing and exciting for my family when you consider I probably wouldn’t have my own family if it weren’t for geniuses like Dr. Edwards. I’m still in awe that I have a precious little girl because of the wonders of science.
I also am completely aware that the very first in vitro baby was born on July 25, 1978 which is, by the way, my birthday. But, I mean it really is my birth date because that is the day and year that I was born. Ironic, no??
And so, I just want to end with the note that miracles are possible- thanks to people like Dr. Edwards. My little miracle is snuggling with me right this moment. 🙂
Here’s a few of the highlights from this article regarding Dr. Edwards’ Nobel prize:
-In vitro fertilization, once controversial, is practically an everyday procedure today
-About 1 percent of infants born in U.S. are conceived through assisted reproduction
-High cost of in vitro is still prohibitive for many couples
-Next goal is to improve the success rate, reduce multiple births