Today is World Embryologist Day

Embryologists are known to play an important role in an IVF clinic. It was on this day that the world's first IVF baby was born. Embryologists are known as 'caretakers' of patients' sperm, eggs, or embryos as they are the nurturers of life.

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Embryologists are known to play an important role in an IVF clinic. It was on this day that the world’s first IVF baby was born. Embryologists are known as ‘caretakers’ of patients’ sperm, eggs, or embryos as they are the nurturers of life.

Embryologists study sperm, eggs and embryos. They are able to determine which sperm, eggs, and embryos are the healthiest and can be used for IVF treatment.

On November 10, 1977, Louise’s mother, Lesley Brown underwent an in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure developed by Drs. Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards. Today, there are now over 5 million estimated IVF babies. And on July 25th,  Louise Joy Brown, who was born and the day henceforth came to be known as World Embryologist day.