First Test Tube Baby Has Baby of Her Own

England's Louise Brown conceived son Cameron naturally

The world’s first test tube baby – 28-year-old Louise Brown of England – gave birth to her first child on Dec. 20, PEOPLE has confirmed. Cameron John Mullinder weighed 5 lbs., 6 oz. when he was born at 12:23 p.m. at St. Michael’s Hospital in Bristol, England.

“They say I was a miracle, but for me, so is Cameron,” Brown told PEOPLE of her son, who was conceived naturally.

Brown was conceived by what was then groundbreaking in-vitro fertilization, now a common procedure. She was born July 25, 1978, to great fanfare. Three years ago she married Wesley Mullinder, a 37-year-old security guard. The couple’s baby was conceived naturally.

Brown isn’t the first test tube baby to give birth herself – her younger sister Natalie claimed that distinction on May 13, 1999, with the birth of daughter Casey.

Brown says she chose the name Cameron after “a little boy I looked after when I was a nursery nurse 10 years ago. He wouldn’t be looked after by anyone else but me.”

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