Even as the world's first test tube baby celebrated her
30th birth last week, the process through which she was conceived has seen a
boom. Lousie Brown was delivered by C-section through IVF devised by Robert
Edwards and Patrick Steptoe from Cambridge University.
In vitro fertilization has become a boon for couples unable
to have kids. Since 1978 some 3.5 million babies have been born through IVF and
most of the cases involve women aged between 30 and 40.
However there are
some dangers to the method as well and couple must take into account these
dangers before opting for IVF.