IVF is 40 – the world’s first IVF clinic is celebrating 40 years since the birth of Louise Brown, the world’s first test-tube baby, and the breakthroughs in fertility treatment in the decades since.
After their success the IVF pioneers Patrick Steptoe, Robert Edwards and Jean Purdy established a clinic to transform a scientific breakthrough into a robust medical treatment. This work took place at Bourn Hall and the clinic is still at lead of patient care and treatment.
Happy 40th Birthday Alastair MacDonald, the world’s first IVF boy
Posted - January 14, 2019
Bourn Hall Staff Summer Party
Posted - August 16, 2018
Video “We’ve come a long way” – Bourn Hall Clinic (IVF is 40)
Posted - July 25, 2018
Louise Brown celebrates her 40th birthday at Bourn Hall
Posted - July 25, 2018
The story of IVF: 6 million babies later celebrated at Science Museum
Posted - July 22, 2018
Jean Purdy IVF pioneer celebrated with memorial service
Posted - July 21, 2018
Louise Brown celebrates the life of Jean Purdy with her living legacy
Posted - July 20, 2018
IVF is 40 in 2018 – the treatment continues to improve
We understand that this is a really difficult time for people undergoing fertility treatment or looking to begin their fertility journey.
To support you through this uncertain time, we will be sharing some tips across our channels for the next couple of weeks around improving your natural fertility for future conception and coping in stressful situations.
Is there anything in particular you’d like us to cover? If so, let us know in the comments below! 👇🏼
If you need any further information about the status of our clinics, please visit this page: moredetails.uk/covid-19
We have kept our clinics open as long as possible but now in line with government and regulatory advice, for the safety of our patients and our staff, we will stop initiating all new treatments and suspend current treatments.
Although we appreciate this is distressing for our patients we are committed to play our part in promoting social distancing and reducing the burden on our NHS and sadly we will be temporarily suspending all face-to-face interactions as quickly as possible.
We know the coming days and weeks will be filled with uncertainty and we want to help support you as best we can – our helpline firstname.lastname@example.org is staffed by members of our patient services and nursing teams and our normal counselling services will remain available by telephone or secure virtual platforms.
We have been helping to create families for 40 years and we are confident our mission will continue once the current crisis has passed. When the time is right, we look forward to welcoming you back into our clinics.
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