The first pregnancy achieved through in vitro fertilization (IVF) from a human egg and sperm was reportedly from Monash University in Australia in 1973 under Drs. Carl Wood, John Leeton, and Alan Trounson. That pregnancy only lasted a few days; today we would refer to such an occurrence as a chemical pregnancy. On July 25th, 1978, Louise Brown was born in Manchester, England, from an embryo implanted by Drs. Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards with the help of embryologist Jean Purdy. History was made, and a world of opportunity opened for those suffering from infertility problems or unable to carry a pregnancy themselves.