Mumbai’s first test tube baby Harsha becomes a mom

Mumbai, Mar 8: Mumbai's first test tube baby has become a mother now. Harsha Chavda born in August, 1986, delivered a healthy baby boy on Monday.

Harsha delivered a baby boy in Mumbai's Jaslok Hospital by the same team of doctors who had helped Harsha's parents conceive her using in vitro fertilisation technique.

Mumbai’s test tube baby becomes a mom

"I am God's gift and I believe my baby is also special,"said Harsha after delivering the baby boy, reported the Times of India.

"My baby is a blessing for me and there are no words to explain what I feel at this moment," added Harsha.

Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby, was born in Britain in 1978, and about five million babies have been born worldwide through IVF since.


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IVF is an abbreviation of in vitro fertilisation. IVF treatment involves the fertilisation of an egg (or eggs) outside the body. The treatment can be performed using your own eggs and sperm, or using either donated sperm or donated eggs, or both.

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