London: Lesley Brown, the woman who gave birth to the world`s first test tube baby has died. Brown, 64, who lived in Bristol, made history in July 1978 when her daughter Louise was born at Oldham General Hospital.Brown had been trying for a baby with her husband John for nine years before she became the first woman to give birth following in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment.She died at the Bristol Royal Infirmary on June six with her family by her side, the BBC reported today. A private funeral service was held in Bristol today.She successfully conceived following pioneering treatment by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards. Louise Brown now has a son of her own. She leaves behind daughters Louise and Natalie, who were both born following IVF treatment, her stepdaughter Sharon and five grandchildren.
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