World Embryologist Day or World IVF Day

World Embryologist Day is observed to create awareness among people about Embryologists and the process of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). Embryologists are healthcare professionals that are experts in examining, embryos, eggs and sperms. They are the ones who determine which sperm and eggs are healthy for fertilisation through IVF treatment. IVF or In Vitro Fertilisation is a medical procedure where the sperm and the egg are fertilized in a culture dish or somewhere outside of the women’s body. This includes intricately following the women’s ovulation process, removing the ovum from the body at the exact time and letting the sperm fertilize it in a laboratory.

Embryologists are the professionals who help in making the process happen- they create new life and help in making babies.

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Every year, World Embryologist Day is celebrated on July 25th. This day is particularly special because in 1978, the first baby was born through the process of IVF. Louise Joy Brown was the first baby to be born through In vitro fertilisation. Hence, to commemorate the special day, World Embryologist Day is celebrated every year on the same day.